Noise control: Compressed air noise

How to control compressed air noise in the workplace.

Last updated

Jun 2017

Reading level

easy

File Type and Size

PDF, 811.15 kB

Document Length

4 pages

What it contains

Compressed air is used across multiple industries to operate machines and cool, dry and move parts in production processes. This document advises how workplaces can prevent compressed air noises from exceeding noise exposure standards by:

  • following a control measure hierarchy
  • managing noise by relocating the compressor or installing enclosures
  • controlling continuous jet air noise
  • managing pneumatic impulse noises using silencers