VIBRATION ISOLATION AND NOISE CONTROL OF PUMPS AND COMPRESSORS ON OFFSHORE RIGS
The operation of pumps and compressors on offshore rigs gives rise to mechanical vibration and noise, both of which are objectionable to personnel. In severe cases, uncontrolled vibration could affect the reliability of equipment installed nearby. The correct choice of antivibration installation techniques will ensure that the transmission of such disturbances into the rig sturucture can be almost completely eliminated. The paper reviews the theoretical concepts on which these practical solutions are based. The provision of isolated foundations will greatly reduce noise transmitted through the rig structure, and thereby mitigate the noise nuisance in areas remote from the installation. In the immediate vicinity, however, enclosures are the only practial solution to the noise problem, and their general design consideration are reviewed. Order from; BSRA AS No. 47,857.
- Conference on Pumps and Compressors for Offshore Oil and Gas held University of Aberdeen, June 29-July 1, 1976.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers1 Birdcage Walk
London SW1H 9JJ, England
- BAKER, J K
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Compressors; Damping (Physics); Noise control; Offshore platforms; Pumps; Vibration isolation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Noise reduction
- Old TRIS Terms: Vibration isolators
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00173683
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM