Workplace noise monitoring is an interesting subject that can appear complex, but it is always worth remembering what you are trying to achieve. This can be summarised as: ““Minimising or avoiding the risk of noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace to comply with local, noise-based, legislation”” Such legislation is usually based on a European Directive that is then modified to suit the needs of each particular country. For example, in the United Kingdom, the ‘The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’ are based on the European Union Directive 2003/10/EC; usually called “The physical agents (noise)” directive and expanded upon by the Health & Safety Executive.
By Pulsar Instruments plc based in Filey, UNITED KINGDOM.
Noise emission values are increasingly becoming marketable items for machines, equipment and appliances - low noise emissions directly relate to lower noise exposure for product users and bystanders. Retail customers, both private and corporate, appreciate this relationship and are, therefore, more aware of noise emission declarations on goods when deciding their purchases.
By Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S based in Nærum, DENMARK.
Norsonic is a world-leading supplier of sound measuring equipment for the motorsport industry. We have a long experience in supplying sound measurement solutions for racetracks, ranging from single noise monitors to large multichannel monitoring solutions with sophisticated reporting system.
By Norsonic AS based in Lierskogen, NORWAY.
Power plants are expected to operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Downtime and equipment derating (when a generator fails to deliver power at its rated capacity) can cost a power plant thousands of dollars per hour. The cost of replacing failed equipment is also extremely high. Vibration analysis by itself is not enough to anticipate catastrophic failures. Oil analysis is often able to detect problems at a much earlier stage than vibration analysis. This is why more and more power plants are bringing oil analysis capabilities in house.
By Spectro Scientific based in Chelmsford, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).
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