acoustic calibrator Articles

  • How Often You Should Calibrate A Sound Level Meter

    Do you calibrate a sound level meter frequently? Most sound level meter users know they must calibrate their sound level meters but a questions I frequently get asked if “how often?” Here’s my best practice advice so you can calibrate with confidence. What Do We Mean by Sound Level Meter ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Used noise meters, dosemeters and calibrators online

    Pulsar Instruments is pleased to announce that it has a selection of used sound level meters, noise dosimeters and acoustic calibrators available to buy online. The 'used' stock is from our ex-demonstration meters, ex-rental equipment and also from customer trade-ins. Brands on sale include Pulsar Instruments, Castle Group and Casella - with more expected to be added. Pulsar's General Manager, ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Noise Monitors and Meters

    Sound level meters Description and ApplicationsThe sound level meter is a lightweight instrument for the measurement of sound pressure level (SPL) in decibels. All ANSI-approved meters meet minimum requirements that include an A-weighted network, a slow-response meter characteristic, and a fully graduated scale with measurements ranging from 80 to 130 dBA. The Type II meter is most frequently ...

  • Buying Noise Measurement Equipment: how to cut costs, not quality

    At a time when budgets are under strain, the Pulsar Model 14, ultra-simple digital sound level meter offers a compliant, reliable, yet affordable noise meter. It is the preferred choice of employers looking for a meter for general purpose use whilst meeting the “Noise at Work” Regulations and the requirements of IEC 61672 to Class 2.  The ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Latest noise measurement kit for HSE professionals launched

    Pulsar Instruments have introduced their latest noise measurement kit for HSE professionals. This consists of a durable metallic case designed to provide an all-encompassing solution for the measurement of both industrial noise and individual noise exposure at work. The newly launched Pulsar ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Noise meter calibration service

    A new noise meter calibration service is launched. Pulsar Instruments are pleased to announce that it is now able to offer a traceable recalibration service for all makes and models of noise measurement products accurately, quickly ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Top 10 posts of 2015 on Pulsar noise measurement blog

    Our noise measurement blog is just over a year old. During that time, we have doubled our readership which now includes hundreds of colleagues, customers and distributors (and competitors!) around the world who read our weekly posts. It has been a great experience for all involved to share the latest ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Pulsar Sound Level Meter Achieves Germany’s PTB type approval

    A Great Start to 2017 Pulsar Instruments Plc, leading manufacturer of occupational noise measurement products, has announced that the Model 45 Class 1 Sound Level Meter from its flagship Nova series has just received regulatory type approval from the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Manage the rise in deafness claims with Pulsar Instruments

    The recent reports in the press about insurance groups complaining of a sharp rise in claims from employees seeking compensation for hearing problems have highlighted the real risks of noise induced hearing loss and the importance of protecting employees in the workplace. Although employees are protected by Law, noise induced hearing loss is often ignored. And once hearing loss has occurred, it ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • How to capture noise exposure levels of staff with unpredictable work patterns?

    Pulsar Instruments has made assessing and capturing the true noise exposure of workers in a range of settings simple with its innovative noise doseBadge: Model 22. This revolutionary personal noise dosimeter is a self-contained device ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • A Guide to Noise Measurement Terminology

    There are 100s of different acoustic parameters that can be used during your noise measurements. Each parameter can tell you something different the noise you’re monitoring. How do you remember what all this noise measurement terminology means and what it does? We’ve already covered ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Sensitivity of response of LISST-ABS and OBS to size distribution changes

    This Note shows how the calibration of the LISST-ABS acoustic backscatter sensor and of optical backscatter sensor (OBS) changes when water contains a broad distribution of particle sizes, and why LISST-ABS is inherently superior. Particle size distributions in water are usually not very narrow, i.e. particles of more than a single size exist in suspension. It is common practice to consider ...


    By Sequoia Scientific, Inc.

  • 5 Steps for Controlling Workplace Noise

    5-Step process for Controlling Workplace Noise To avoid costly NIHL claims, employees should be protected from Noise at work ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Where and how can I buy noise meters?

    Where to buy noise meters and other noise measurement instruments The best place to buy noise meters, noise dosemeters, noise warning signs, and Hand-Arm Vibration meters is through Pulsar Instruments Plc. Established in 1969, we are a leading manufacturer and supplier of noise measurement and monitoring instruments and our customers have recognised us as noise measurement experts for 50 ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Case study - Plains Midstream– Alberta, Canada

    Service: SmartBall - Oil Leak Detection Client: Plains Midstream Canada Project Date: May 2008 Type of Pipeline: Crude Diameter: 8-inch Length: 8,000 meters Results: 2 simulated leaks created and detected As small as 0.0025gals/min Plains Midstream selected SmartBall ahead of other technologies for their pipeline leak ...

  • Decibel Meters vs. Sound Meter Apps & Cheap Noise Meters

    Pulsar Instruments takes a look at why you should buy professional decibel meters from an established manufacturer for your noise measurements rather than use less accurate alternatives such as mobile sound meter Apps or cheap noise meters. Sound Meter Apps - How accurate are they? There is a growing number of sound meter Apps available as free downloads on Google Play Store and ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • 10 facts you should know about Nova sound level meters

    You can configure your Nova sound level meter to be as basic or as advanced as you wish depending on the type of noise you want to measure and where. We know some of you will want some specific adds-on and others will want them all and this is where it gets interesting! Here we list some of the most popular features that you can add to your Nova at the time of purchase or later on. It’s ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Organise a Factory Noise Measurement kit

    If you are an employer or person in control of noisy premises, you are expected to reduce the risk of damage to the hearing of your employees from exposure to noise to the lowest level reasonably practicable.  If the noise exposure on a daily or weekly basis are above certain values, you must carry out a ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Noise at Work Regulations: 10 Years On

    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 ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • What is Long Term Noise Monitoring?

    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 term noise monitoring. I’ll also discuss ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

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