Typical noise levels
Floveyors generally operate within safe levels for machinery although levels will change according to the types of materials being conveyed.
- Course granular materials – rock, salt, hard plastic granules or small stones – 87dB(A)
- Wheat of similar sized grains – approximately 60dB(A)
- Fine powders such as wheat flour or potato flakes – approximately 50dB (A)
If a Floveyor is used for materials that produce noise levels above regulated limits, it is important to implement work place safety initiatives. Internationally, legislated safe noise levels vary and the end user is responsible for maintaining a safe work environment. If the Floveyor produces excess noise as a result of handling various granules then hearing protection must be used. Alternatively tube lagging can be supplied for noise dampening. Floveyor can assist with various methods for mitigating noise risks.
Excessive or unusual noise may signal a problem such as: a foreign object caught in the conveyor, a vibration caused by a loose fitting, damage to the tube sections or incorrect rope tension.
- Monitor the sound of the Floveyor during production to ensure that noise levels are normal and consistent
- Check the rope assembly, tubes and all the fittings as soon as the Floveyor sounds noisy or clunky