MERCURY MARINE HAS opened a new Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) Technical Centre at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
The A$14 million NVH testing and research centre, which covers some 1,900m2 and took eight months to build, is the largest facility of its kind in the marine industry.
NVH is the engineering practice of studying noise, vibration and harshness characteristics, which are integral to the boating experience. Mercury seeks to ensure the quietest and most peaceful engine for the consumer.
The new technical centre houses structural dynamic testing bays, listening rooms and two marine-specific, hemi-anechoic chambers (high-tech spaces with sound-absorbent materials on the walls and ceiling, along with a sound insulated floor). There are also offices and workspaces.
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