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Why Is Outdoor Noise Control Necessary

Why Is Outdoor Noise Control Necessary

Most industrial and manufacturing plants want to stay compliant with their various local noise ordinances by investing in credible noise barriers that can effectively reduce offensive sounds. Noise pollutions can affect the environment and its catchment in very devastating ways such as causing heart diseases. Moreover, employee safety and equipment regulations in workplaces require companies to keep excessive noise to a minimum.

Some of the notable causes of offensive outdoor sounds include gas compressor stations, generators, traffic from roads, big box stores, airports, learning institutions, sports arenas, shopping malls, construction sites, and bus terminals among others.

Weighty effects of excessive noise

Unwanted noise can cause heart diseases. The NIH recommends that businesses and manufacturing plants should implement techniques like using sound walls to prevent deaths associated with such heart diseases. This is very critical considering that technology has brought about the development of mobile devices like cell phones that are capable of producing over 85 decibels of noise. That is the level at which a person can lose the ability to hear.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, noise caused by huge commercial equipment exposes the general public to certain health dangers. People who are constantly exposed to offensive noise develop weird mood swings and irregular sleeping patterns. In the long run, these negative effects can cause problems such as random outbursts, regular bickering, inability to pay attention, blood pressure, and even the potential for death.

How to minimize noise

There are various noise mitigation methods that are being applied by different companies in various industries to control noise. Newer technologies that enhance sound absorption instead of just bouncing the sound around like reflective barriers are more effective.

The noise trapping capabilities of these system work by absorbing the sound, dampening it with specialized noise dampening materials, and releasing it with a lesser impact. The sound wall controllers are called absorptive noise barriers because they absorb sound waves effectively without reflecting them as traditional concrete walls used for constructing perimeter walls in most manufacturing plants or businesses in various industries.

Advantages of using sound-absorbing walls

  • It improves the ability of employees to communicate with each other and their supervisors at their respective workstations.
  • Reduce the effects of offensive sound on neighbors.
  • Stay compliant with the local noise ordinances.
  • Prevent affecting the normal lifestyle of the local wildlife and habitats.
  • Minimize health conditions associated with offensive noise such as irritability, heart diseases, and stress.
  • Improve the overall mood of employees and neighboring ecosystems.

Mitigating offensive noise to improve environments

The National Institute of Health concurs that the longer an individual is exposed to excessive noises, the more damage happens. A person who stay closer to excessive noise will be affected more than the one who stays far. Since it’s almost impossible to stay away from certain noises like the highway or train tracks, something ought to be done to improve habitats and protect the general public against noise pollution.

Absorptive barriers are perfect for reducing noises that come from traffic …

A Ride across the All New Alfa Romeo Stelvio

A Ride across the All New Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa has always been hailed for its gorgeous black saloons. But this year the automobile giant chose to take a different tread altogether by plunging into the SUV track. Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the first SUV from the company which is all set to stun us with its elegant looks and solid make. So, what’s in store for us? Well, here goes a brief review on the first SUV from Alfa Romeo.

To start with, Stelvio shares some of its features with its predecessor Giulia saloon- especially when it comes to hardware. You will find the same striking nose that amazed you in Giulia. However, according to experts, Alfa Romeo Stelvio sports a more stunning contour with truly attractive curves. Those who prefer a retro look with SUVs will surely give more brownie points to this new SUV.

The car comes powered with 2 l turbocharged engine (petrol) which delivers a good 276bhp, 295 pounds feet of torque and 2250rpm. You have a true performance crossover here. However, there is another petrol option that extends 178bhp. Alfa Romeo Stelvio is backed by Multiair 4-cylinder motor which runs decently smooth. Now, you also have a diesel (2.2l) option here which comes with two variations- 178bhp and 207bhp. The car has shown a pretty firm ride and it also comes with hill-descent facility.

The experts were expecting little more power to the engine though. According to the engineers from the company, they might go through some hardware change to boost the power.

What about speed? Well, the first-ever Alfa SUV hits 0-62mph in around 5.7 seconds. Yes, it’s not really that speedy yet it responds quickly to throttle & spins to around 6000rpm easily. The car is further equipped with an 8 speed automatic transmission.

Stelvio boasts a rich aluminum make which it both lightweight and durable- not to forget extremely classy. From the bonnet to tailgate to doors to sub-frames to suspension- everything is made of alloy. This 4-wheel mid-size SUV weighs around 1659kg which renders it a fantastic competitive edge to Jaguar F-Pace.

What about the interior? Does it look as glam as the exterior? Yes. You have a pleasant cabin here that makes mark with elegant wood finish and leather wonder. In fact, Alfa has been  very particular about treating the riders with a true luxury experience inside the car. You have a huge boot here and the car’s rear seats split-fold easily into 40/20/40 portions. Stelvio also impresses with its power tailgate, many shopping hooks and multiple cup holders.

All in all, if you have been looking for a 5-seater premium family car, the new release from Alfa is sure to blow your mind.…

Luxury Car Rental in France: Here’s how to make your holidays unforgettable

Luxury Car Rental in France: Here’s how to make your holidays unforgettable

To make your holidays special, there is nothing more beautiful than renting a luxury car, for a few days or a week. Driving a sports car, a convertible, a sedan or an off-road vehicle that you have always dreamed about will give your week that je ne sais quant to make it unforgettable and be the envy of your friends once you get home.

If you have a planned travelling itinerary in France, discovering its natural beauty, coasts, river banks or romantic Provence, renting a luxury car can make this even more special.

In this article, we will explain how to rent a luxury car in France, to make your vacations even more unforgettable.

Renting a luxury car on vacation: here are the benefits

Rent a luxury car while you are on holiday has so many advantages. One of the main advantages is that you won’t have any worries to think about. Insurance, road taxes, maintenance costs, you will not have to worry about these inconveniences anymore. The luxury car rental company in France or any part of the world you decide to hire will take care of everything. All you have to be concerned about is the pleasure of driving.

How to rent a luxury car in France

Driving and Rent a luxury car in France is a unique and exciting experience. Especially if you choose to drive a unique and luxurious car such as a Lamborghini or a Ferrari.

On Vroomerz you will find some of the most beautiful cars in the world, such as Ferrari, Jaguar, Maserati, Porsche or even Bentley. Renting one of these cars is easy, once you are on the site insert the characteristics of the car you are interested in, indicate the date and place of pickup and date and place of drop-off. At this point, you can check the list of all available cars, and choose the one with the most attractive rental conditions for you. And there you have it! At this point, all you need to do is wait for your car and drive it.

 

And you, have you already hired the car of your dreams?…

Rimac Automobili and the Future of Automotive Industry

Rimac Automobili and the Future of Automotive Industry

For so many years, the automotive industry was dominated by familiar names. Sure, there were a lot of mergers and changes happening, but the main players in the industry were basically the same people. We had brands like Ferrari and Lamborghini along with BMW, Mercedes, Ford, and others releasing models after models for their customers.The rise of Tesla was a surprise; a welcome one nonetheless. Today, there are many new companies entering the automotive industry. RimacAutomobili, or simply Rimac, is the latest company trying to shape the future of the industry.

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Rimac Concept One

Similar to Tesla, Rimac is a technology company first and an automotive company second. In an interview, Rimac’s founder and CEO Matte Rimac said that the main objective of Rimac is to bring new technologies to cars for the people. Rimac may still be in the process of making its own electric supercar, but the technologies the company has developed are already used by other car manufacturers.

The Rimac Concept One, the aforementioned electric supercar, is an interesting one too. The car is developed as a way to push the boundaries further. Rimac Concept One is an electric supercar that offers long enough range in normal mode and superb performance in Sports mode. This is something that wasn’t possible a couple of years ago.

Rimac recently gained a lot of exposure after The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond crashed in the Concept One. The crash was pretty bad, but Hammond survived with some injuries. The accident actually showcased the Concept One’s structural integrity, clever use of materials, and safety technologies. Had the car not been as good as it is, Hammond may not have been so lucky.

Mass Production Made Easy

As mentioned before, Rimac is only one of the many companies that are penetrating the automotive industry. Aside from the technological advancements and access to the industry itself, many companies were able to start operations in the industry thanks to the lower entry barrier we now have.

Tools for mass production are easier to find and more accessible to smaller companies. The same can be said for tools designed for handcrafting automotive masterpieces of the future. We have companies like Timesavers making modern metalworking tools. You only need to see the company’s catalog at timesaversinc.com to see what’s really possible.

Technology First

Another interesting point to note about Rimac and other similar companies is the technology-first approach they take. Tesla uses the same approach. Being a technology company means looking at cars and the industry from a different perspective. The result is fresh new products and a unique approach that has made this industry so exciting in the first place.

These new companies are helping shape the future of automotive industry nonetheless. While more established names like BMW and Mercedes are working on refining their products, newer players are making leaps, introducing new products and features, and creating the cars of the future. The Rimac Concept One is just the beginning; expect …

Reasons to Avoid Riding Motorcycles: Warnings from an EMT

Reasons to Avoid Riding Motorcycles: Warnings from an EMT

Before anything else, let’s get one thing straight here: no one has the right to tell you not to ride a motorcycle. We understand the feeling of freedom that riding a motorcycle can bring, and it’s a much more exhilarating ride than driving a box with wheels. We get it. But you better make sure you have affordable motorcycle insurance, because riding a bike can be pretty risky.

In terms of per vehicle mile traveled, you’re 29 times more likely to die in a crash on a motorcycle than if you’re a passenger in a car.

Here are some facts of life that you should be aware of if you’re contemplating the prospect of learning to ride a motorcycle:

  1. A flat tire will be a catastrophe. When you get a flat while driving a car, it’s nothing but an annoyance. You can just pull over the side of the road and begin the tedious task of changing a tire. With a motorcycle, it’s not that simple. The sudden flat will cause you to hurl forward from your bike, and that’s not something you can always walk away from.
  2. The pavement will grate your skin. The result is pretty much the same when you slide on the road. You don’t even have to go that fast and it doesn’t have to be your bare skin. Wear just a t-shirt and when you get into an accident at just 25 mph you can have all the shoulder tissues ripped to the bone. Then every loose piece of debris on the road gets in your wound and all these things will have to be painstakingly removed.
  3. You really don’t want to hit an animal on the road. When you’re in a car you’re protected by seatbelts, airbags, and crumple zones when you hit a deer crossing a road. On a motorcycle, you just have a helmet and some people are even stupid enough not to wear one.

Hitting a deer on the road is like being tackled on a football field at 60 mph. That will always cause broken bones, and often death. Even small animals like a dog can be extremely dangerous, since you’ll most likely hurl from the motorcycle at the speed you were going. Then you’ll hit the road and all manners of bad things will happen to you.

  1. Lots of car drivers are oblivious. Sure they pay attention to other cars on the road. With motorcycles, not so much. Check out the various news reports of car vs. motorcycle accidents, and the car driver usually says they didn’t see the motorcycle prior to the collision.

With these accidents, car drivers tend to end up with minor injuries at the most. That’s not the case with the motorcycle drivers. In any type of car to motorcycle collisions, the mass of the heavier car transfers to the motorcycle as energy. By the way, that energy also transfers to the motorcycle rider, and it doesn’t take all that much energy …

New 2018 Volkswagen Polo: 5 Things You Should Know

New 2018 Volkswagen Polo: 5 Things You Should Know

Planning to buy a new hatchback? Do hold your breath as the Volkswagen has just unveiled the all-new generation Polo hatch. Here are 5 things you should know about this car.

 

The German automaker – Volkswagen has recently unveiled the all-new sixth generation Polo hatchback at a media even at the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been built on the versatile MQB A0 platform, which is also shared by the Volkswagen Tiguan. To be precise, it isn’t a face-lift version of the outgoing Polo, and it is the all-new generation 2018 VW Polo – bigger and better than before.

 

The 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been caught testing many a times, and now it has been officially unveiled. The all-new Volkswagen Polo carries a redesigned exterior which looks sportier and dynamic, much better than before. Also, VW has teased a few pictures of VW Polo with yellow paint, adding to the fun. The new design theme, aesthetics and sport demeanor are surely going to attract a lot of young buyers towards itself.

 

Here are 5 things you should know about the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Polo-

 


Advanced Technology

 

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been added with a bunch of modern features. The people at Volkswagen have ensured that the new Polo comes packed with technology in every possible way. As a result, the 2018 VW Polo comes with a lot of high-tech features as standard, including – wireless phone charger, all-digital instrument cluster, pedestrian monitoring system, blind spot detection, rear traffic alert, tyre pressure monitor, brake energy recuperation, start/stop button and a lot more.

 


Bigger Engine for Polo GTI

 

The all-new generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI is powered by a bigger and better 2.0-litre TSI engine, churning an amazing power of 197bhp. The previous generation Volkswagen Polo GTI variant was powered by 1.4-litre twin-charged engine, which was later replaced by a better 1.8-litre turbo engine. And now, the bigger and better 2.0-litre TSI engine is going to offer a thrilling driving experience.

 


Bigger than the Predecessor

 

The new 2018 VW Polo is 81mm longer, 63mm wider and 7mm lower than the outgoing model. The wheelbase has also been increased by 94mm, which now stands at 2,564mm. This all-new hatch measures 4,053mm in length, 1,751mm in width and 1,446mm in height. Being built on the MQB A0 platform, the new Polo has an improved road presence with a increase in exterior dimensions. Volkswagen has also claimed that the new Polo is going to offer larger interior space with increased headroom. The boot of 351 litres is also bigger than the outgoing model.

 


Bold & Stylish

 

The new VW Polo 2018 has become bolder and the exterior looks have been upgraded to the next level. The new design language clearly reflects the hard work by Volkswagen designers. On the front, there is all-new single slat chrome grille that extends to the headlamps on both sides. Below the new headlamps, sits …