Universal is your expert in aeration systems for waste water treatment. Because waste water treatment operations are sometimes located in populated areas, noise treatment is important. By working with Universal for your acoustic needs, you are working with a company that has been in the business for over 50 years! Together we will develop a system that meets your local noise requirements that will stay within your budget.
The Right Filtration and Acoustic Treatment Systems at a Reasonable Cost
With a line of standard air intake silencers and filters and exhaust silencers for blowers, a cost effective solution is readily available. Our ability to tap into our global manufacturing operations allows us to provide quality, economical product. Also, by leveraging our experienced network of engineers and system experts, Universal is able to provide the right filtration and acoustic treatment systems to meet your needs while minimizing costs.
Oil & Gas
Universal designs and manufactures acoustic, emission and filtration systems for oil and gas exploration, distribution and processing. Universal provides a single source supply for all air and exhaust needs, except the generator! Inlet air filtration and silencing, exhaust treatment and silencing, vent silencers, blower silencers, emission treatment systems including oxidation catalysts, selective catalytic response systems, diesel particulate filters and 3-Way catalysts are available from one supplier - Universal. Think of the efficiency gained and the reduced complexity by allowing the experts handle your oil or gas system.
Superior product is critical to the success of oil and gas exploration, drilling and distribution. Turbines, engines and compressors are used by pipelines and distributors to move product or boost power from station to station. The ability to meet noise and emission requirements while achieving maximum production means relying on a key supplier.
Challenges to the Oil and Gas Industry
What challenges does this application hold? First, these stations generate a terrific amount of noise and emissions that can be hazardous and bothersome to workers or residents within the area. Second, environmentally adverse conditions, such as excessive dust or moisture, salt-water and heat create more issues where air filtration is at a premium.
The Universal SolutionUniversal offers complete treatment systems for these application challenges that enable customers to meet and exceed noise requirements, emission levels and provide clean air to their equipment. Universal has extensive experience in:
- gas turbine noise control
- emissions treatment
- inlet filtration
Offering the Widest Range of Engine Silencers Available on the Market Today
Universal also offers the widest range of engine silencers available on the market today. The offering includes spark arresting silencers, compact silencers and low pressure drop units. Universal is highly qualified in this market, through extensive experience using special materials, high heat designs and rugged paints and coatings.
Universal is Experienced in All Aspects of Power Generation
Universal’s experience includes:
- noise control
- back pressure minimization
- thermal management
- flow distribution optimization
- structural integrity
- project management
- logistics and emissions treatment
Universal Whole System Approach Can Save You MoneyUniversal rolls all of its experience into a one, smart, optimally designed and manufactured solution. Our customer base is continually challenging us to offer cost effective solutions. We believe this system approach will offer significant total cost of ownership saving opportunities with the latest technology available in the market.
Pneumatic and air moving equipment, such as blowers, engines, pumps and compressors generate both high and low frequency noise in the workplace that can be both hazardous and irritating. Unfortunately, much of the automated processing equipment we rely on today has noise as a natural side effect; equipment noise is common to all industries, such as food and beverage, chemicals, material handling, paper, power, plastics, water treatment, rubber and consumer goods.
Identifying Requirements and Designing a SolutionRegardless of whether an industrial process application involves bulk handling, discharging gas, separation or simple ventilation, an inlet and discharge silencer must be designed to the application to effectively control noise. By identifying application specifics such as equipment type, size, speed, and application pressure and temperature, it is a relatively straightforward task to define an acoustic system in the form of chambered, absorptive or combination-type silencers to meet requirements.
An Efficient, Cost-Effective and Reliable System to Match Your Needs
In existence since 1959, Universal provides locomotive design engineers unparalleled technical expertise, integrity, customer service and high quality. A long working history with Electro-Motive Division (EMD) allows Universal a unique insight into locomotive needs, both past, present and future. With one eye on the locomotive markets' needs and the other on its global capabilities, Universal is able to provide cost effective acoustic, emission and filtration system design and production.
Gas Turbine Air and Exhaust Treatment Systems
Since 1959, Universal has designed, manufactured and supervised the installation of thousands of gas turbine systems around the globe. Our expertise includes firsthand experience with major turbine brands, including General Electric, Kawasaki, Nuovu Pignone, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens-Westinghouse. World renowned, our resume includes turbine systems installed in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Venezuela, Brunei, and offshore platforms in the North Sea.
Complete Systems or Components – Your Choice!A turbine generator is a substantial capital investment. Protection of the turbine generator starts with air filtration and ends with the exhaust system. However, there is a precious balance between air filtration, noise reduction, emissions treatment and turbine efficiency. With Universal, a qualified and experienced team of engineers and system experts are available to optimally balance your air filtration, acoustic treatment and turbine efficiency requirements.
The list of components we design, manufacture and install are:
- Inlet Silencers
- Pulse Filtration Systems
- Barrier Filtration Systems
- Anti-Icing Systems
- Inlet Cooling Systems
- Fogging Systems
- Exhaust Silencers
- Diverter Dampers
- Structural/Support Steel
- Emissions Packages
- Bypass and HRSG Stacks
- Expansion Joints
- SCR System
- 3-way Catalyst
- Oxidation Catalyst
Technical CapabilitiesUniversal has over 500 years of combined acoustic, filtration and emission experience from around the globe. We incorporate the latest software in design and manufacturing technology. If a standard product is not right for your application, we will design one! Universal also employs a Product Development Center to be on the cutting edge of the next technology breakthrough. What does this expertise give to your project?
- Site Surveys
- Advanced Acoustic System
- Advanced Filtration System
- Advanced Emission Treatment System
- Control upgrades
- Turn-key Systems
- Enhanced Thermal Designs
- High Temperature Coatings
- Custom Design
- Engineering, Manufacturing and Project Management
Refurbishment & Replacement of Turbine SystemsDo you have a turbine system that needs updating or replacement? Universal is your single source for inlet and exhaust reconditioning. From site survey to commissioning, we have the experience and expertise to make this logistical nightmare easy for you. One single point of contact provides you:
- Site Survey
- Design improvements
- Air filter housings
- Steel Support Structures
- Project management
- the silencer must be the correct size
- the silencer must be the proper type for the application
Good Silencers for High Noise FrequenciesAbsorptive silencers are very effective on high noise frequencies (500-8,000 Hz). At frequencies above and below this range, attenuation performance progressively diminishes. Since noise is absorbed by the packing material, absorptive silencers do not rely on internal baffles, tubes or other restrictive devices to achieve noise reduction. Consequently, absorptive silencers generally employ a "straight-through" or similar internal designs which inflicts very little air flow restriction.
A Complete SolutionUniversal's extensive in-house engineering, manufacturing, and testing facilities ensure an optimized process, mechanical and acoustic solution for any application.
Easy To Specify and OrderVent and blowdown silencers are seldom a simple catalog selection. Usually, the purchaser provides detailed specifications and a system description that enables Universal to design a custom solution. An even easier way is to simply send the valve manufacturer's data sheet for a vent to Universal and the experienced sales staff will recommend a silencer best suited for the application.
Industrial Fan Silencers
Vacuum Pump Liquid SilencersSeparator-silencers are used to remove liquid from gas flow vacuum systems using either liquid-sealed rotary positive blowers or liquid ring vacuum pumps. Separator-silencers may be required for both the inlet (vacuum) and the discharge (atmospheric) of a vacuum system. Only the most stringent acoustical environments require significant inlet silencing. An inlet separator provides corrosion protection for the vacuum pump by removing most, if not all, of the process liquid before it enters the vacuum pump. The vacuum pump or blower discharge is normally extremely noisy and requires a high-performance separator-silencer.
Engine Exhaust Silencers
Silencers for Small Spaces and Critical Applications"Puck"-style silencers are low-profile silencers that not only fit in the smallest enclosures, but are also ideal for portable power, marine, or other applications where a "tight fit" is a concern. The single inlet models are available in residential, critical and hospital attenuation grades. Critical and hospital models also offer a low skin temperature (LST) design for exceptionally small compartments and enclosures to keep radiant heat to a minimum. The LST configuration incorporates an extra layer of packed acoustic/thermal insulation that reduces heat and noise, eliminating the need for expensive external wraps. The aluminized steel designs far outperform the comparably priced carbon steel competition by offering higher corrosion resistance, greater maximum operating temperatures, less weight and an overall longer silencer life.
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