port kembla
coal reclaimer cabin

case study


Port Kembla Coal Terminal – Reclaimer Operator Cabin

Location: Wollongong, New South Wales

Two reclaimers with operator cabins located close to bucket wheel and drive components

Operators subjected to excessive noise, causing OHS concerns

Airborne and structure-borne noise, typically at low frequencies

project recommendations

Clean all substrates with Megasorber AC5 adhesive cleaner to maximise adhesion

Floor area: Adhere 2 layers of D14 to the underside of the floor panels

Cabin wall and ceilingApply 2 layers of D14 then FG50 on top

Floor cavity: Place Megasorber C50 inside the cavity under the floor

Access door: Apply 2 layers of D14 to door panels then FG50 on top

Seal the joins between panels with colour matching Soundmesh® G8 tape


Megasorber D14

Self-adhesive vibration dampening sheet

Megasorber FG50G-G

50mm acoustic panels with Soundmesh® G8 facing (grey)

Megasorber C50-B

50mm soundproofing  composite with Soundmesh® G8 facing (black)


High sound absorption capabilities: NRC 1.0 (FG50)

High vibration damping (D14)

Proven noise reduction (C50)

Tough and durable

Easy to install

before and after


“We collected noise data pre-works and post-works and were able to achieve an overall noise reduction inside RC1 Operator’s cabin of between 12-13 dB(A).”

“The work has been successful both in terms of noise reduction, improved thermal insulation and overall aesthetics.”

Max Varmedja
Projects Superintendent – Port Kembla Coal Terminal