HOUSTON, Texas, February 16, 2011 – Controlling conveyor noise at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston became a serious issue when airport TSA staff complained that the clamor emanating from a conveyor system near their station was making communication impossible during normal work routines.
Vanderlande Industries U.S., Inc., who installed the conveyor system at the airport in 2004, was asked recently to correct the noise problem six years after the conveyor system went in.
In November 2010, Vanderlande contractors installed Acoustiblok® All Weather Sound Panels in the space between the conveyor and the TSA work area, immediately deadening the conveyor-caused sound reverberations and allowing TSA workers the ability to speak and carry out their duties without interruption.
Carl Morris, senior project manager for Vanderlande Industries, said the Acoustiblok panels created a significant improvement in the work area for airport staff.
“The Acoustiblok is doing a great job, they can hear better and talk to each other at a much more normal level,” Morris said.
Conveyor systems like the one used in the George Bush Airport to move baggage from the terminal to aircrafts, are notorious sources of non-stop noise. On any conveyor system, for instance, factors such as speed and the number of moving parts affect the decibel level (dBA) of the sound.