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Environmental Noise

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 1, 1996)

Introduction The ability to hear sounds is a sensory function vital for human survival and communication. However, not all sounds are wanted. 'Unwanted sounds', for which the term 'noise' is normally used, often have their origin in human activities (mainly transport, industry and households). This article addresses environmental noise ­ also ...

Environmental Noise (Booklet)

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Mar. 14, 2006)

About this booklet This booklet deals with environmental noise − for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds. It does not cover related issues such as building acoustics, building vibration or domestic noise. Neither does it cover human response to vibration nor industrial uses of ...

Continuous noise monitoring for environmental application

by Cirrus Research plc  (Jun. 1, 2008)

The increasing awareness of the public of environmental issues such as CO2 emissions, carbon footprints and waste recycling has brought the issue of environmental noise to the fore. Many of the demands of modern society result in the creation of noise sources such as larger airports, additional power stations and higher road traffic levels. In ...

Noise Measurement

Definitions Threshold and criterion levels The threshold level is the A-weighted sound level at which a personal noise dosimeter begins to integrate noise into a measured exposure. For example, if the threshold level on a sound level meter is set at 80 decibels (dB), it will capture and integrate into the computation of dose all noise in the ...

Integrated noise calculation and evaluation according to the EU directive on environmental noise

by SoundPLAN International LLC  (Nov. 11, 2009)

The model data for acoustic calculations already contains essential characteristics for more in depth evaluation of the results (i.e. building heights, number of storeys, or ground space per storey). With additional information such as building usage and number of inhabitants, the evaluation and graphical representation of the results can be ...

Canarina CUSTIC software · environmental noise · commands 5

by Canarina Environmental Software  (Nov. 28, 2011)

4.3 Starting CUSTIC Click Start, go to Programs, and choose CUSTIC 3.2. Here is the program window after start up. The window has a Menu bar at the top, a Status bar at the bottom and a basic tool bar in the window. The program commands are available through the menus and toolbar buttons. Some ...

Optimus green – environmental noise measurement case study

by Cirrus Environmental  (Jan. 25, 2013)

With the experience of over 35 years in land development, The Banks Group continues to develop land throughout England and Scotland for a variety of uses including surface coalmines, onshore wind farms, commercial and residential property schemes and sustainable wastemanagement facilities.With the aim of being one of the UK’smost successful ...

ACOEM: 01dBWebMonitoring, real-time monitoring of environmental noise

by ACOEM  (Dec. 5, 2011)

01dBWebMonitoring, a field-proven solution for noise monitoring! Local authorities, airports, road and railway transports, industries…: many professionals have to control environmental noise pollution using short or long-term measurements. With a special attention to such needs, 01dB-Metravib has designed a performing monitoring offer ...

Quality Assurance of Environmental Noise Calculation Methods in Software

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Nov. 1, 2006)

When determining the uncertainty of an environmental noise calculation result, assessment of the quality of the implementation of the method used in the software is required. Here, Nordtest Method Framework for the Verification of Environmental Noise Calculation Software ACOU107 (2001) may prove useful. Although developed for Nordic calculation it ...

Environmental Noise Management System - Release 2 with Streaming

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Jul. 22, 2008)

Brüel & Kjær’s environmental noise management system, incorporating state-of-the-art technology, was released in late 2005. It resulted in a number of orders that enabled major revisions and improvements to be implemented. We are now proud to release the fruits of this cooperation with key customers – Release 2 of our Environmental Noise ...

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