environmental noise Articles

  • Environmental Noise

    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 referred to in the scientific literature as ...

  • Environmental Noise (Booklet)

    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 sound and vibration measurements. Please contact ...

  • Measurement Uncertainty in Environmental Noise Measurement

    Any measurement is meaningless without an uncertainty or tolerance associated with it. All measured numbers contain errors, and as such have an associated uncertainty. Disturbing as it is to an engineer, it is actually not possible to measure anything exactly. One definition of uncertainty is “A parameter, associated with the result of a measurement that characterizes the dispersion of the ...

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Continuous noise monitoring for environmental application

    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 addition to this, the expansion of towns and cities, ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • 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 employee's hearing zone that equals or exceeds 80 dB. ...


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

    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 completed with only a small increase in expense. ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

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

    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 based on short or long-term measurements, suited to all ...


    By ACOEM

  • Optimus green – environmental noise measurement case study

    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 land developers, it comes as no surprise that the ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Mitigating the effect of weather on environmental noise measurements

    Many factors play a part when creating a reliable environmental noise assessment. This paper provides a practical look at the effect of weather conditions on sound levels to raise awareness of the importance of meteorology in noise measurements. It references requirements for measuring meteorology in BS-4142:2014 and compares them to legislation from other countries. It also covers how variations ...

  • Current Trends in Environmental Noise Calculation Software in Europe

    Introduction This paper briefly describes the state of the art of development of environmental noise calculation software in Europe, concentrated on the following areas: • The Harmonoise and Imagine projects and the Good Practice Guide on Strategic Noise Mapping • The role of combining measurements and calculations for more flexible problem solving • Uncertainty: qualitative methods ...

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · environmental noise · commands 5

    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 ...

  • Environmental Noise Management System - Release 2 with Streaming

    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 Management System – a powerful and attractive solution for ...

  • Quality Assurance of Environmental Noise Calculation Methods in Software

    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 can, in principle, be applied to all other ...

  • Current Trends in Environmental Noise Monitoring in Europe

    Introduction This paper briefly describes the state of the art of environmental noise monitoring development in Europe, including the needs, standards, legislation, data, technology, techniques and tools. This paper will concentrate on the following areas: • How Imagine and the development of ISO 20906 and ISO 1996 affect noise monitoring systems • The need and role of professional ...

  • Even Better Environmental Noise - Calculation Software

    Brüel & Kjær’s Prediction Partnership now moves into a new phase with the founding of Softnoise. To celebrate this, we release new versions of the software. Softnoise Originally, Predictor™ Type 7810 was developed solely by DGMR, and Stapelfeldt developed Lima™ Type 7812. Now, DGMR and Stapelfeldt have created a common company, Softnoise, to jointly develop and support both ...

  • Noise Pole Power Station Noise case study

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


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Occupational noise - Noise control at the workplace starts with measurements

    We often automatically turn to personal protective equipment in order to restrict noise. Yet there are other solutions. NoiseAtWork software enables us to map the situation quickly. It has been scientifically proven that exposure to noise which exceeds 80 dB(A) causes hearing loss, but lower levels can also cause physical and mental complaints. Noise also has a disruptive effect on communication ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • Noise in Europe 2014

    Noise pollution is a growing environmental concern. It is caused by a varied number of sources and is widely present not only in the busiest urban environments, it is also pervading once natural environments. The adverse effects can be found in the well-being of exposed human populations, in the health and distribution of wildlife on the land and in the sea, in the abilities of our children to ...

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