industrial noise Articles

  • Noise mapping of industrial sources

    Noise is often one of the environmental variables where it seems more difficult to guarantee full compliance with legal limits in complex industrial situations and/or in other multi-source environments. This paper describes the application of noise mapping techniques to industrial sources, such as factories, power plants, wind farms, showing the potential of its use, both at the design stage as ...


    By dBLab, Lda

  • 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. ...


  • 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 ...

  • HAV mis-measurement – to no standards whatsoever…

    Misunderstanding Hand Arm Vibration monitoring marketing material can put hands and safety policies at risk. Caveat emptor. We are regularly asked about new vibration measurement technology, particularly re the latest hand-held, glove or wrist mounted transducers that are presented as the latest assessment improvements. Whilst they may be useful tools, unfortunately some claims have been ...

  • An Industrial Noise Map is Basic to Hearing Conservation

    An Industrial Noise Map Is Basic to Hearing Conservation In the U.S., OSHA has set regulations on worker noise exposure. The usual measurement method is to use a portable noise dosimeter attached to a worker that measures noise exposure as the person moves about the work area. However, this does nothing to identify the source and location of the noise. When conducing a noise survey, a noise ...

  • Case Study: Industrial Site Noise Monitoring

    Environnement S.A., based outside Paris, France, is a cutting edge company in the environmental quality industry. Environnement S.A.s innovations over the years have supplied private and public organisations alike with the tools and know-how to detect, measure and ultimately limit the impact of industry on the natural world. In the summer of 2003, Environnement S.A. approached Brüel & Kjær for ...

  • Noise in the printing industry: Safeguarding the hearing of workers

    Why failing to monitor noise levels could open your company to lawsuits Noise at work might be synonymous with construction and manufacturing industries but it can also be a significant problem in the printing trade. Failing to monitor and control noise levels in the printing industry can result in workers suffering from ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Low cost fan noise attenuation in the power industry

    An article about the application of our Quiet Fan technology (QFt) to reduce the noise from large fans in the power industry has been published in Power Engineering International. The journalist suggests that the widespread adoption of the technology in this industry could reduce both capital and running costs very substantially ...

  • Noise at Work: Easier Noise Assessment & Control

    The Industrial Noise and Vibration Centre (INVC) Ltd has made its latest Digital Noise Assessment Template Available to all delegates who attend aFocus Health and Safety IOSH noise course. INVC have been providing a highly specialised acoustic consultancy service to a broad range of industries since 1985. They also deliver Noise at Work Risk Assessment and Control ...


    By Focus Health and Safety

  • Controlling Exposure to Noise at Work with Personal Noise Dosimeters

    Which method is best to monitor noise: sound level meter or noise dosimeter? Controlling exposure to noise at work with noise dosimeters Our work environment has been transformed since the 1970’s with the introduction of new machinery and technical equipment designed to improve and increase general productivity. This has revolutionalised the way we operate ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 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

  • Plugging Entertainment Noise

    Have you noticed that the PPE manufacturers are rushing out new devices – “now with added less protection” – for lower levels of noise exposure and for the entertainment industry? I can personally recommend these plugs for rock concerts – the music sounds better, but you do have to forgo the traditional post-gig head-buzz and “temporary” deafness. Talking ...

  • Personal Noise Solutions for Miners

    Throughout the working day, miners are continually exposed to varying levels of noise which can result in hearing loss. For safety reasons it is important to monitor employees’ noise exposure and Cirrus Research has created such a device in the form of the CR: 110A doseBadge. The Cirrus Research doseBadge is the original wireless personal noise dosemeter. It is the ideal tool to carry out ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Noise mapping of roads in England

    Landmark Solutions, the UK provider of geospatial information, solutions and services, was selected by DEFRA as the prime contractor to carry out noise mapping for the Potteries area of the West Midlands. This work forms part of the Government’s National Ambient Noise Strategy (NANS), part of which is focused on mapping noise levels from roads, railways, aircraft and industrial sites across ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Principal Noise Pollution Control

    Sources of noise in industrial machinery and processes are : Rotors, Gears, Turbulent Fluid Flow, Impact Processes, Electrical Machines, Internal Combustion Engines, Pneumatic Equipment, Crushing, Blasting, Pumps and Compressors. The most desirable method of controlling a noise pollution is to minimize the noise at the source. This generally means modifying existing equipment and structures or ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Weather Data for Noise Monitoring

    “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, Canada, which uses ...

  • Industrial Noise and Vibration: High-speed balancing - Case Study

    Dynamic balancing of rotating elements is an important aspect of the manufacture and the repair of any turbomachinery. A rotating element that is out of balance can cause major operational difficulties, which may prevent the timely start-up of a facility. Furthermore, the unbalanced element can cause internal damage that will rob a machine of its design efficiency, reduce machine reliability, and ...


    By Sulzer

  • Meeting the challenges of employee noise exposure in the oil and gas industry

    Noise exposure legislation, designed to protect the hearing of employees and prevent noise nuisance, is becoming tougher and more widespread. Cirrus Research plc provides a range of noise measurement instruments which have been designed to provide noise measurement solutions. In particular, the doseBadge Personal Noise Dosemeter is widely used in the Petrochemical and Mining industries where the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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