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Weather Data for Noise Monitoring

by Columbia Weather Systems, Inc.  (May 12, 2015)

“Weather conditions are the single largest variable factor in how sound travels over large distances,” says Steve Bilawchuk principal partner and engineer at ACI Acoustical Consultants Inc. “Wind speed and wind direction are of crucial importance.” ACI is an acoustical engineering consulting company based in Alberta, ...

How to manage Silence? A large scale noise management system

by Softnoise GmbH  (May 14, 2015)

Abstract Silence is the main noise management system for the Dutch highways and is used by the Dutch Ministry of Transport. The Silence system comprises IT infrastructure, environmental data, noise management software, an organisation, procedures and maintenance. Typical noise management system tasks involve data management, setup noise ...

What is Long Term Noise Monitoring?

by Cirrus Environmental  (Apr. 15, 2015)

It might sound simple, but long term noise monitoring can mean different things to different people. There is no standard definition for what long term noise monitoring is, but here is a summary that covers the basics. I first presented this presentation at the IOA Eastern Branch meeting and wanted to share my thoughts on what classes as long ...

Noise at Work Regulations: 10 Years On

by Cirrus Environmental  (Apr. 7, 2015)

Doesn’t time fly? It’s already been 10 years since Control of Noise at Work Regulations were introduced in the UK. But have you been following the legislation correctly? Here’s an overview of what the Noise at Work Regulations mean and some common mistakes you should be avoiding. Considering that legislation to limit ...

Locking up noise in Lancaster Castle

by Cirrus Environmental  (Mar. 1, 2015)

It’s pretty unusual for any noise consultant to be asked to monitor noise levels at a dance music event held within a medieval castle but it’s even more unusual when the revellers are all housed in a converted prison wing inside those ancient walls. Since 2011 Lancaster Castle has enjoyed a new lease of life as a major tourist ...

Locking up noise in Lancaster Castle – Invictus Noise Monitor & Noise-Hub2 Case Study

by Cirrus Environmental  (Feb. 18, 2015)

It’s pretty unusual for any noise consultant to be asked to monitor noise levels at a dance music event held within a medieval castle but it’s even more unusual when the revellers are all housed in a converted prison wing inside those ancient walls. That was exactly the challenge that faced noise consultant Chris Selkirk of ...

Noise Pole Power Station Noise case study

by Cirrus Environmental  (Jan. 1, 2015)

Equipment Summary Invictus Environmental Noise Pole Noise-Hub Noise Management Software Before the Cirrus System was installed we could never investigate noise complaints properly ...

BS4142 Noise Impact Guidelines Are Beefed Up

by Cirrus Environmental  (Feb. 13, 2015)

There has been an interesting update come across my desk this week relating to the BS4142 noise impact guidelines. Now, that may not sound the most exciting update in the world but for anyone who works in environmental noise, planning or development they need to sit up and take note. The British Standard (BS) 4142 guidelines currently ...

What are the 4 Different Types of Noise?

by Cirrus Research plc  (Jan. 21, 2015)

Noise comes in all shapes, sizes and sounds. It’s part of our everyday lives but before you can accurately measure it, you need to know what the different types of noise are. Here’s my advice. Whether it’s the innocent beep, a plane flying overhead or heavy machinery in your workplace, you ...

Environmentally friendly - Tank in a box

by Superior Tank Co., Inc.  (Mar. 10, 2015)

Bolted steel water storage tanks have been used for many years with great success and low levels of environmental impact.  Individual steel panels are precision crafted in dedicated factories, then assembled on the job site. As only a small amount of work is required in the field, local impact is very minimal.  Bolted steel storage tanks ...

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