NOISE PROTECTION
ACTIVELY REDUCING NOISE EMISSIONS

Work processes in the manufacturing industry are marked by a high percentage of mechanical production processes that are inevitably coupled with noise emissions. The companies located in the Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack endeavor to keep the adverse effects on the neighboring community, the environment and employees to a minimum.

Noise assessments carried out by external measuring institutes and our own department form the basis for noise reduction concepts during the planning phase for plants. This ensures that noise limits both in the chemical park and in the surrounding area are reliably observed. Appropriate noise reduction measures are already taken during the construction or modification of the plants. These include the use of noise insulation and the shielding of construction sites, both of which help to keep noise levels to a minimum.

Noise pollution from the chemical industrial park is monitored at six measuring points in the surrounding neighborhood. As the effects of noise can fluctuate considerably at a given location depending on the number and type of noise sources involved as well as the weather conditions, measurements are taken over longer periods by a mobile measurement station.

The effects of noise are continually measured at the measuring points on up to 30 days a year and the results subsequently analyzed and evaluated.

Jürgen Groborz

Head of Safety and Environment
Tel.: +49 22 33 48-6139
Fax: +49 22 33 48-94-6139

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time. 

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time.