After four years of noise monitoring for MRT, 01dB is now also focussing on the project’s vibration control.
In 2012, Acoem and their partner in Malaysia began working with MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (PDP SSP) Sdn Bhd, the Project Delivery Partner of the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation on Phase 1 of MRT Line 2 – the largest railway project in South East Asia. MSungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya MRT Line 2 is a fully automated and driverless rail system that forms part of the larger rail transport network in the Klang Valley area near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The partnership was developed and championed by Acoem Asia Managing Director, Patrice Pischedda. During Phase 1 of the project, Acoem integrated their noise monitoring system to ensure effective noise measurement and compliance with the Malaysian Department of Environment (DOE)’s planning guidelines. Due to the success of Phase 1, Patrice was approached by the developers to provide a vibration monitoring solution that could be used in parallel with DUO.
New vibration technology complements Acoem noise monitoring instruments
The launch of ORION in mid-2016 gave Patrice the opportunity to extend 01dB’s relationship with the MRT Line 2 project. The portable, DIN 45669-compliant ORION was introduced into PHASE 2 of the construction process and will continue to be used throughout Phase 3 to project completion, which is expected in 2021.