In the heart of London, the transformers of a power distribution station could be heard by local residents. Merford installed an acoustic screen with the NoiseTrap® technology developed by Sonobex. A revolutionary metamaterial technology where sound is passively cancelled in the panel and natural ventilation is also possible. Network operator UK Power Networks was the first to successfully use this technology for the substation in the Bayswater district, London.
Power and distribution transformers
Need for electricity has been increasing steadily in the last few years. Amount of new power transformer substations is growing to meet the demand and need for new housing developments means they are built closer to existing power plants.
Power generation equipment on the other hand can contribute to the noise pollution especially with the prominent low frequency sound spectrum. At Sonobex we are the experts in low frequency noise mitigation. Our solutions such as noise barriers or enclosures based on patented NoiseTrap metamaterial technology provide superior low frequency performance especially needed in power generation sector.