Extend Mine Viability through Sound Attenuation

Sound Attenuation

MINETEK is a globally recognized leader in the provision of sound attenuation and noise management solutions enabling OEMs and mining operations to have the world's quietest machinery. With over 1,200 installations across more than 90 different OEM-approved models, our solutions keep your equipment moving quietly and within regulatory and community expectations, all without compromising machine integrity, airflow, maintenance or operating ability. MINETEK's sound attenuation solutions have been developed for over 25 years. We've delivered the world's quietest mining machines with a global site install team delivering noise reductions of up to 50%. 

What is Sound Attenuation:

Sound attenuation is a damping of sound, an interruption that diminishes the volume and quality of the sound wave. This reduces how far sound travels.

Why do we need Sound Attenuation:

By reducing the sound output of mining machinery, several benefits can be achieved:

  • The machinery can work closer to the sound monitors on the mine sites boundaries.
  • The reduction in mining noise keeps communities onside.
  • Increased mining operating times
  • Operator safety

How does Sound Attenuation work:

Sound Attenuation can be achieved by combining these principles:

  • Blocking sound frequencies
  • Absorbing the sound
  • Isolating vibrations
  • Reactive (noise cancelling frequencies)
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Our sound packages are technically engineered to maintain or increase airflow whilst achieving the desired regulatory noise requirements. With our extensive experience in the mining and mineral processing industries, MINETEK continues to design highly effective sound attenuation packages that facilitate access for operators and maintenance personnel while addressing restrictions on individual noise levels to ensure compliance. Sound attenuation packages also include independent certified noise data for all machines that are that have certified MINETEK sound packages installed.

Our experience and innovative technology help us identify significant noise sources and measure the exposure levels. Reducing noise levels on machinery provides the most effective way of protecting workers' hearing and improving operating conditions. MINETEK's modular acoustic packages are designed for most types of mining equipment and are easy to be installed worldwide because of their mobility. We maintain offices across the world so that our experienced team can easily travel to your company's site for certification and installation of our sound attenuation packages.

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Our Capabilities

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Onsite Acoustic Analysis

Minetek has broad capability to measure a range of industrial noise challenges in the most complex industrial settings enabling operators to understand and mitigate sound control issues.
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Turn Key Projects

Across more than 1,200 installations we've proven ourselves as a global leader in the provision of advanced sound management solutions.
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Engineering Capabilities

Minetek's flexibility to adapt our solutions to meet the most challenging operating environments in the world is stemmed from deep-domain experience and the backing of a highly-skilled engineering team.
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Service Support

Minetek has built a strong reputation based on delivering outstanding service with an unmatched commitment to quality, communication and timeliness.

We have placed some difficult demands upon MINETEK. These demands are never an issue, and are met with the enthusiasm and professionalism we have grown to expect from the MINETEK team.

Liebherr Australia Mining Manager

We have utilised MINETEK for a number of sound attenuation projects in the Hunter Valley and have formed an excellent relationship with Glencore over many years. MINETEK understand our industry and always provide a solid and professional commitment to meeting our goals and objectives."

Glencore International AG Global HME Category Manager

I can honestly say I have found MINTEK WATER a very professional organisation in all the dealings that I have had with them. They have always been proactive and looked for and suggested alternatives to assist me in the delivery of my projects whilst still working on the original concept.

CS Energy Kogan Creek Power Station Services Superintendent

We are always looking at new innovations and technologies that will benefit both us and our clients. Minetek has been able to display that with the use of their modern ventilation technology, where we can look to see production increases through faster re-entry times and reduced capital costs in the total life of the development, delivering value to both us and Mincor.

Pit N Portal CEO

Good product with great service leads to a great outcome. My dealings with MINETEK WATER and their supply and service of evaporator fans was one of high quality. I installed 10 evaporator fans on climate control to maximise efficiency and the results were incredible. From the first meeting through to commissioning nothing was a problem for the MINETEK WATER team. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with water disposal issues.

Integra Coal Operations Coal Handling & Preparation Plant (CHPP) Manager
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