vibration measurement instrumentation Articles

  • HAVS - occupational hand arm vibration

    Overexposure to vibration from power tools, machinery and vehicles can impact the human body in several ways and cause permanent damage. The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates there could be up to 2 million people at risk of suffering from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS); a painful, disabling and irreversible condition ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Hand Arm Vibration Meter - the Pulsar vB

    HAV you got vibration covered? We HAV Pulsar Instruments Plc April 2018 – Already well-known worldwide for their reliable and robust noise measurement products, Pulsar Instruments is extending their current health and safety focused product ranges to include a hand arm vibration meter – the Pulsar vB. Measuring individuals’ exposure to vibration from the use of ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Interview with John O`Higgins, chief executive of Spectris

    Environmental issues - a growing concern among organisations Presently, organisations are seriously contemplating environmental issues and are taking necessary steps towards improving their products and processes. Large companies are now focusing on reducing their carbon footprint and ensuring that their products are environment-friendly. Even in niche segments, organisations are ...

  • Hand Arm Vibration Risk Assessment

    With recent high profile HSE fines in mind (including 2018 fines of £500k to Balfour Beatty and £400k to the Nordam Europe Limited), it seems many companies still don’t understand what a Hand Arm Vibration Risk Assessment is and what the risks are to their employees from using hand held power tools. If your employees use high vibrating power pools such as riveters, drills, power ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Enter a New World with Cirrus Research

    Cirrus is evolving. We want to make safety at work easily achievable for everyone. That’s why we’re entering into the world of vibration with the launch of the Revo™ Vibration Meter. Join us on our journey. Introducing the Revo™ Vibration Meter ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Former Ordnance Survey – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem carried out environmental perimeter monitoring during the demolition of the former Ordnance survey site in Southampton. Airborne Dust, noise and vibration levels were all monitored using state of the art equipment. Project Description ...

  • 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 ...

  • Vibration Monitors Help Protect Property During Remediation

    Vibration instrumentation on hire from Ashtead Technology helped a firm of engineering contractors to ensure that remediation of contaminated land did not incur costly structural damage to nearby properties. Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 aims to identify land affected by contamination that presents an unacceptable risk in its present state. If such land is identified, Part 2A ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • Portable Fourier transform infrared spectroradiometer for field measurements of radiance and emissivity

    A hand-held, battery-powered Fourier transform infrared spectroradiometer weighing 12.5 kg has been developed for the field measurement of spectral radiance from the Earth’s surface and atmosphere in the 3–5-µm and 8–14-µm atmospheric windows, with a 6-cm21 spectral resolution. Other versions of this instrument measure spectral radiance between 0.4 and 20 ...


    By D&P Instruments, Inc

  • Uncertainties in Environmental Noise Assessments - ISO 1996 - Effects of Instrument Class and Residual Sound

    ISO/DIS 1996-2.2 (2005) “Acoustics — Description, assessment and measurement of environmental noise — Determination of environmental noise levels” contains guidelines on assessing the uncertainties of the determined sound pressure levels. This depends on the sound source, measurement time interval, weather conditions, distance from the source, measurement method and instrumentation. Guidelines on ...

  • Ensuring satellite reliability with vibration testing

    They offer space test and ground-based facilities where they design and build instruments, and analyse and process data. They also operate ground-station facilities, and lead conceptual studies for future missions. Working with space and ground-based groups around the world, they are now the largest space science department in Europe, and have been involved in over 150 missions in recent years, ...

  • Why calibrate PULSE?

    This famous remark emphasises the importance of measurement in the world of science, industry and commerce. We all use and depend on it daily, in even the most mundane aspects of life – from setting your wristwatch to the radio time signal, to filling the car fuel-tank, or checking the weather forecast. All of these things depend on proper calibration and traceability to national and ...

  • 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

  • Brüel & Kjær’s radiation-resistant accelerometers

    Carrying out vibration measurements in harsh industrial environments is much easier for engineers with Brüel & Kjær’s new Type 8347-C Accelerometer. The Type 8347-C accelerometer can withstand temperatures ranging from -196°C (-321°F) to +482°C (+900°F) and has high resistance to radiation. The shear design ensures the accelerometer  superior thermal ...

  • [Training] Noise & Vibration Training Courses from Cirrus Research

    Noise & Vibration Training Courses from Cirrus To help you get the best from your noise and vibration measurement equipment, Cirrus provides a range of training workshops, courses and online resources. In addition to the planned workshops and courses, we can also offer bespoke training so please get in touch if you have ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • New Process Gas Analyzer for the Measurement of Water Vapor

    KEYWORDS TDLAS, WMS, Laser Spectroscopy, Water Vapor Measurement, Gas Analyzer ABSTRACT A new analyzer for the measurement of water vapor concentration based on Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) was developed. The water-vapor line at 1854-nm was selected for the measurement, and the performance of the system was evaluated on different ...


    By AMETEK Process Instruments

  • Visit Cirrus at A+A 2017 and see the new doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter

    Cirrus Research will be presenting a number of new and exciting additions to the existing range at the A+A Exhibition in October 2017. On stand 6C51 will be the new doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter and the Optimus Sound Level Meters which together provide a complete solution for both occupational and environmental noise measurements. A+A 2017 will be the first opportunity for visitors to see ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Bed Level Measurement

    Numerous studies and papers have been devoted to the subject of thickener design and operation to achieve specified throughput and discharge densities. Mathematical models have been developed that present methods for sizing thickeners and predicting performance under varying process conditions. The compression effect of deeper beds on dewatering performance is a recognized phenomenon. This is one ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • A novel spectrometer design for process and handheld infrared spectral measurements

    Introduction Infrared spectroscopy offers many unique advantages for measurements within an industrial environment. Historically, the technique has been used for a broad range of applications from the composition of gas and liquid mixtures to the analysis of trace components for gas purity analysis. In cases where a well-defined method of analysis is involved, such as the measurement of ...


    By CIC Photonics

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