Data Centers

LSG&A provides acoustical consulting engineering services for new and existing data centers including emergency generators, dry coolers, chillers, condensers, load banks, transformers, and rooftop equipment. LSG&A services for data centers including predicting sound levels at property lines from new equipment, measuring sound levels from existing equipment, preparing noise control for equipment to meet State and local noise regulations. Our extensive list of data center clients include BT Radianz, Verizon Wireless, Johnson and Johnson, Mercedes Benz, BMW of North America, Switch and Data, and others. LSG&A also has extensive experience evaluating emergency generator noise on over 170 applications throughout the United States.

LSG&A’s experience includes developing noise models, providing recommendations for noise control, preparing acoustical specifications for noise control or equipment, performing pre- and post-installation sound pressure level measurements, and providing expert testimony for permitting. LSG&A designs acoustical recommendations for generators in enclosures, as well as generators inside buildings. Representative data center projects are shown below.

 

BT Radianz: Nutley, New Jersey
Comp-U-Site

  • Performed sound level measurements from existing emergency generators and drycoolers
  • Completed an evaluation of the proposed five new 3 MW emergency generators, and over 60 pieces of rooftop equipment including drycoolers, condensers, and rooftop air conditioning units.
  • Prepared noise control measures for the new generator enclosures and a rooftop barrier to reduce the sound levels from the rooftop equipment.
  • Performed compliance testing to verify the property line sound levels from the rooftop equipment.

 


Johnson & Johnson: Raritan, New Jersey
Bruns-pak

  • Completed an evaluation of the expected property line sound pressure levels due to the operation of the existing mechanical equipment and proposed emergency generators.
  • Provided noise control recommendations for the proposed emergency generators
  • Compared the expected property line sound levels from the new equipment to the limits of the local and state noise regulations.

 


Verizon Wireless: Branchburg, New Jersey
Wick Fisher White

  • Completed an evaluation of the expected property line sound pressure levels due to the operation of the existing exterior and interior mechanical equipment and proposed emergency generators.
  • Provided noise control recommendations for the proposed addition of a emergency generator located inside the building.
  • Compared the expected property line sound levels from the new and existing generators to the limits of the local and state noise regulations.

 


Pfizer: Morris Plains, New Jersey
Pfizer

  • Completed an evaluation of the expected sound pressure levels due to the operation of the mechanical equipment.
  • Compared the expected property line sound levels from the equipment to the local and state noise regulations.

 


ITC^DeltaCom: Suwanee, Georgia
DLB Associates

  • Completed an evaluation of the expected property line sound pressure levels due to the operation of 12 proposed emergency generators.
  • Worked with the local zonining official to determine appropriate design goals for the sound levels from the generators.
  • Developed noise control recommendations to reduce the sound levels from the generators.