noise directive Articles

  • MIRA Ltd., EU noise directive testing

    The Company Vehicle engineering specialist, MIRA, is a leading design, development and certification consultancy delivering engineering solutions from individual tests to turnkey vehicle design programmes. MIRA’s customers include vehicle manufacturers and equipment suppliers across the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. Around 400 dedicated employees, ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • Urban Noise Monitoring in Madrid

    Dynamic mapping helps Madrid improve the quality of life for her citizens and visitors alike. With its 3 000 000 inhabitants and 2500 km of streets, Madrid is an excellent example of what can be done to improve human comfort related to urban noise. Since the late 60s, Madrid City Council has been working on noise problems. During this period, global environmental analysis has focused on how ...

  • Noise Mapping in Lille

    Lille, with a population of 1091 million inhabitants is the 4th largest agglomeration in France after Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. Situated at the heart of a network of 464 km motorways connecting six European cities (Brussels, Bonn, the Hague, London, Luxembourg and Paris), the metropolis of Lille also has the densest railway network of France after Paris. Pascal Thomas and his team of 8 ...

  • Controlling Noise at Work: An Overview

    Not sure what your noise control strategy should include? You could, of course, go for your own strategy. However, if you are new to controlling noise at work like many of our customers, you might want something tried and tested that you know will help you put you in the right direction towards compliance with the current Noise Regulations. Just ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 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 ...

  • Measuring Road Traffic Noise

    As part of an overall measurement programme to monitor road traffic noise in Århus (Denmarks second largest city), the Local Authority set up a noise measurement station on one of the major approach roads to Århus Harbour. This noise measurement station continually measures noise levels and can give a round-the-clock picture of noise level variations. Like most other districts, Århus Local ...

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · directive 2002/49/EC · environmental noise · commands 9

    5.1 Menu Bar Display the commands you use to build your simulation. When you choose one of the menus, the program displays a pull-down list of available commands. The program window has a basic tool bar under the Menu bar. The tool bar provides quick access to commonly used commands in the program. You click ...

  • Controlling combustion noise in direct injection diesel engine through mechanical vibration measurement

    The next generations of direct injection diesel engines have greatly improved their performances compared with petrol engines. However, one of the pending subjects is the noise and vibration levels, due to working cycle itself. The design effort to reduce the emissions of noise and vibration transmitted to the vehicle's driver could be lessened because of the assembly process variation. In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Procedures to analyse noise maps in connection with noise action plans

    After finishing of the noise mapping of the European Noise Directive1” the noise action planning follows. This part of the END-projects concerns with measures for noise reduction in general and in detail and information and collaboration of the public. In this process a huge amount of measures and alternatives accumulates. Therefore automatic working tools for evaluation of the measures and ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Case Notes: Noise and Human Rights

    The facts of the case were quite simple. The applicant lived in a flat in a residential quarter of Valencia in Spain. Since 1974 the local authority, Valencia City Council, had allowed licenced premises such as bars, pubs and discotheques to open in the vicinity of her home. This made it quite impossible for people who lived in the area to sleep. Gomez claimed that this state of affairs amounted ...


  • Reduction of roof rack noise and vibration

    The noise and vibration design of automotive add-on component roof rack was investigated. Different modification options were evaluated which include mounting location alteration, mounting damping change and material revision. Results from experimental modal analysis and sound pressure spectrum measurement in a wind tunnel indicate the direction of design modification for reduction of the roof ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • In-depth workplace noise risk assessments

    Don’t miss a thing with a custom-made noise measurement kit Pulsar Safety Professional System: the-all-in one solution to noise measurement Pulsar Instruments’ Safety Professional noise measurement system offer Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) experts a custom-made solution for resolving their complex workplace noise risk ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Low-noise Parking at Madrid Airport

    With over 34 million passengers, and handling over 360 000 flights annually, Madrid Barajas Airport, Spain is the fifth largest airport in Europe. It is owned by AENA (Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area), who manage over 60 airports throughout Spain and Latin America and handle over 160 million passengers each year. On experiencing a growing number of complaints from the neighbouring ...

  • Electronic noise data reporting mechanism

    This handbook has been developed to facilitate Member State reporting in a common format while ensuring that the reporting requirements of the END are met, among other voluntary information that could be facilitated. It addresses the reporting obligations set out in the END and provides reporting templates for MS to utilise, directly downloadable from Reportnet. This handbook has been prepared by ...

  • Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions

    Controlling Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions Pulsar Instruments are the experts when it comes to noise at work measurement. The company was formed 45 years ago and, over the years, the team has answered numerous phone calls or met new and existing customers at Trade shows, professional meetings or in their place of work to answer their queries. Very ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

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