This utility enclosure around a substation is Baltimore, Mayland offered the perfect solution to the customer’s problem. This noise barrier uses Durisol’s Richmond system, with posts spaced at 15’ on centre.
The customer approached Durisol in the Spring of 2018 to start working on a design for a noise barrier when neighbors began to complain about the noise emitted from the substation.
Durisol worked with the customer and project engineer during the design process to ensure their foundations could support the loads transferred from the noise barrier.
The customer required an enclosure wall around a transformer that would meet a noise reduction coefficient of 0.80, Durisol was able to meet this requirement.
Durisol supplied the noise barrier panels and steel posts for this project as well they supplied inhouse engineering and drafting.
Not only was there a NRC requirement but there was an aesthetic requirement for this wall as well. The customer wished to have a brick pattern to match an existing 60-year-old brick building. Durisol worked with the customer to come up with this custom pattern to match.
Expected completion of this noise barrier is summer 2019.