Coca-Cola dominates the global soft drink market and is sold in 200 countries. The global distribution process works by bottlers, located throughout the world, such as this plant in Belfast, purchasing concentrate from the Coca-Cola company in the US and then producing the finished product in cans and bottles with filtered water and sweeteners. The bottlers then sell, distribute and merchandise Coca-Cola within their contracted territorial area.
In line with the European Commission’s goal to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions by 20% by 2020, the factory is installing Jenbacher CHP units which will eliminate more than 40% of the plant’s annual CO2 emissions. The resultant noise generated by the engines needed to be attenuated to meet planning guidelines.
To meet the essential planning guideline noise requirements, Kimpton Acoustic Engineering designed and manufactured an acoustic enclosure for each of the five generator engines. The five engine cells were formed by the internal block work of the CHP building. Kimpton were responsible for the design, manufacture and installation of acoustic gable end walls, access doors and attenuated filtered engine cooling and combustion ventilation requirements. The acoustic cell and associted attenuated ventilation ducting will ensure that noise levels should not exceed 65dB at 1 metre outside the the CHP building, ensuring that noise levels remain within planning guidelines.