Acoustic Enclosures & Containers

ADE Power design & manufacture completely bespoke acoustic enclosures & containers with options and solutions to environmental problems.

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Bespoke Options

Radiator fans can be fitted internally or externally depending on requirements, they can be coupled to the discharge attenuator through a canvas connection preventing re-circulation and ensuring a positive air-flow through the enclosure.

From a practical perspective, having a doorway canopy overhead means you're protected from the elements as you enter/leave.

Access Doors - Single, double or maintenance access doors. Fire & security rated available.

Easy access to gas pipe connections and ports (for gas generators).

Cable Link Box - A cable box provides an easy load connection point for SWA cables to be attached and converted into more flexibile Ho7 cable inside the container.

Fire Alarm Beacon - Fire Alarm Beacons are an ideal way of giving a visual warning that the fire alarm system has been triggered. Our fire alarm beacons are manufactured to the highest quality conforming to British standards, ensuring you, your business and your team are quickly alerted in the event of fire.

Lifting eyes (occassionally referred to as lifting lugs). Designed to connect to the top, side or bottom of an acoustic enclosure so that the unit can be lifted by an overhead crane.

Provides easy access to the roof for maintenance operations.

Bespoke exhaust systems to guide exhaust gases away from the engine can be cylindrical or box-shaped based on project restrictions. Box-shaped exhausts can be recessed into the frame for reduced height. Both cylindrical and box exhausts can be place on the roof or side of an acoustic enclosure. Smaller engine-sized units can incorporate an exhaust inside the frame for a reduced overall footprint.

Multi-functional acoustic louvres allowing airflow throught the unit whilst simultaneously reducing noise created by the generator heard outside the enclosure. Louvres are available in a wide-range of standard modular sizes so performance requirements can be met.

Bespoke external fuel tanks provide an increased operational run-time in a variety of shapes and sizes to counter spatial restrictions.

Provides focused lighting to key areas of the container in low-light conditions.

An emergency stop button wired in series with the control circuit of the generator. Pushing the emergency stop button will break the circuit of the genset and remove the power supply that keeps the circuit energised.

ADE Power Spider Logo Bespoke Design

We recognised that the ability to produce completely bespoke designs gave us the opportunity to provide clients with solutions to problems that could previously not be solved by standard solutions. We design, manufacture & fit-out all our acoustic solutions in-house at our 2 large manufacturing facilities in Yorkshire, UK. This allows us to possess and expand on the expertise and flexibility required to accommodate enclosures of all shapes and sizes to suit even the most restrictive footprints and airflow requirements, whilst upholding our strong commitments towards the safety of ADE Power employees & all parties involved in a project. Whether that means a prefabricated modular solution to be assembled on site, roof or side mounted inlet or outlet attenuators or a low-profile recessed box-type silencer within the roof to reduce the overall height, our expert design team are on-hand to find a solution that meets your requirements.

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ADE Power Spider Logo Acoustic Enclosures for Various Applications

Our acoustic enclosures can be specifically designed & manufactured to reduce the environmental noise impacts of numerous types of equipment including:

Generator Sets


Industrial Machinery

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Every single one of our acoustic housings is built within an ISO 9001:2015 accredited Quality Management System and manufactured using high quality steel & materials from highly reputable & respected suppliers within a factory accredited to ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety. If required, the enclosures can be supplied with CE/UKCA marking to BS EN 1090 up to execution class 2 for steel structures as well as an NICEIC (Electrical Safety) certificate if required, and our installation electricians work to BS 7671 installation standards.

ADE Power Spider Logo Noise Attenuation

As well as a need to develop more flexible spatial configurations, there is an ever-growing need to continually improve the noise reduction capabilities of generator housings. In the past, an acceptable noise level was around 80-85 dB(A) at a distance of 1 metre from the enclosure, but as regulations & attenuation techniques have progressed around the world, a standard UK project is now approximately 10 dB(A) quieter than that, and often as low as 60 dB(A) at 1 metre when required - that's about as loud as a normal conversation between two people. With noise levels required on projects getting lower and lower, we have continued to meet client's requirements - no matter where in the world the final location of the equipment is - through innovation from our in-house design team that perform all the calculations required to develop new build methods to absorb noise across all octave bands and meet even the quietest of specifications.

ADE Power Spider Logo Bespoke Containerised Solutions

However, not all projects have a requirement for a complete bespoke solution manufactured from the ground up, open generators (mostly up to 1700 kVA) can be comfortably housed and suitably attenuated in a standard 10, 20, 30 or 40-foot ISO container. All the same options & extras that are available for our bespoke-built enclosures can also be fitted to a containerised solution. Enclosures built from ISO containers also come with their own range of benefits for your project:

Cost Efficient

More cost-efficient compared with complete bespoke-built housings.


Easier and more cost-efficient in comparison to load, transport & unload.

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ADE Power Spider Logo Electrical Equipment & Enclosure Fit-Out

To meet the requirements of electrical contractors and aid installation on-site, external cable link boxes or special gland arrangements can be provided on both bespoke-built & containerised solutions to facilitate the connection of incoming armoured cables. All small light and power systems within an enclosure can be supplied & fitted by our highly qualified electrical team, working to BS 7671 installation standards. This includes: lighting with emergency battery backup, sockets and switches, distribution boards, heaters, fans, air conditioning, dehumidifiers, fire detection panels, and intruder alarms.

Electrical fit-out services can also be provided for the installation of outsourced or free-issued major components including: form 4 switchboards, distribution transformers and power conditioning equipment including associated containment protection systems and switchgear.

We can also provide generator enclosures and containers for the oil and gas market, and have a good understanding of the additional requirements that come with operating in these complex locations/environments.

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