The noise level of refrigerating units is becoming more important to the manufacturer and the user of the product. Invariably, the compressor is a significant contributor to the overall noise level. Especially a major portion of the noise radiated by the vibration of the compressor shell. This paper presents an approach to relate the dynamic characteristics of the compressor shell with the noise radiation properties and the methods of redesigning the compressor shell to reduce the noise radiation. To relate the dynamic characteristics of the compressor shell with the noise radiation properties, the vibration and radiated sound were measured with the running compressor. Based on the results of these tests correlations between the shell vibration characteristics and the noise radiation properties are identified It was found that the vibration on the compressor shell and the noise radiated from the compressor were stronglycorrelatedincertainfrequencybands.