High-spec noise attenuators to support development programme

Last month saw us supply a batch of very high-spec noise attenuators to Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national Synchrotron facility in Oxfordshire.

The attenuators were part of an on-going programme which began in 2007 with a £263 million investment in buildings and the first experimental stations known as beamlines. These accelerate electrons to near the speed of light, generating brilliant beams of light from infra-red to x-rays which are used for academic
and industrial research. 18 beamlines are now fully operational and government funding is in place for further expansion, to bring the total to 32 by 2017.

Dave McManus commented “The attenuators were designed to satisfy the stringent noise criteria specified by Diamond Light Source which a standard off the shelf attenuator could not match. Having the ability to
manufacture non-standard products placed us in a good position to win the supply.

March 2013

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