ASA 124th Meeting New Orleans 1992 October

3pNS2. Specifying noise control for offshore platforms.

Reginald H. Keith

Hoover & Keith, Inc., 11381 Meadowglen, Ste. I, Houston, TX 77082

With the greater importance of off-shore exploration and production, the number and scale of off-shore platforms has increased dramatically. The cost of building, locating, and maintaining off-shore facilities has resulted in special acoustical requirements that are not found in similar on-shore facilities. This has resulted in the need to re-evaluate the manner and methodologies used in evaluating and specifying noise control treatments on off-shore platforms. This paper reviews the traditional methods of evaluating and specifying noise control treatments and how these methods can be modified to ensure proper evaluation of noise control treatments.