Though we’ve had access to the detailed results from the last sound study for a few weeks now, various operational issues at the plant have prohibited us from successfully diagnosing more specific sources. We simply haven’t had the plant online consistently for long enough to be able to monitor specific components during normal operations. But now that we’ve run steadily for a few days, we’ve been able to glean some more information. What we’ve found out is that there are unfortunately a handful of distinct sounds which the plant will make when operating normally. The good news is that most of these noises are produced by a handful of the hundreds of valves which are continuously adjusting and resetting in the normal operation of the plant. We’ve measured up the offending components and ordered custom ‘blankets’ to surround them and absorb most of the sound. Will update when they’ve arrived and we’ve installed them.
– Matt S.