Environmental Acoustics News

  • WKC Group Engineers Undertake the Detailed Noise Modelling Study for the Karbala Refinery Project in Iraq

    WKC Group recently undertook a detailed noise modelling study for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Phase of the Karbala Refinery Project (KRP), located 100km south of Baghdad, Iraq. The Iraqi oil ministry awarded the US$6 billion contract to the Korean consortium of Hyundai Engineering and Construction (HDEC), Hyundai Engineering Co Ltd (HEC), GS Engineering and Construction ...


    By WKC Group

  • BAE Systems selects Brüel & Kjær to develop Acoustic Signature Management System for new UK Royal Navy vessels

    BAE Systems has awarded Brüel & Kjær the Design Development Agreement to deliver a Hull Vibration Monitoring System (HVME) for the UK Royal Navy's Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS). Reducing a ship’s radiated noise signature is a key element to its tactical deployment, and an HVME system is the ideal means for this - providing self-noise monitoring capabilities ...

  • Sound and vibration analyser Nor150

    The Nor150 Sound and Vibration analyser sets new standards in user-friendliness and sophistication not yet found in any other sound level meter on the market today. Featuring a large 4.3” true colour touchscreen, the Nor150 provides the user friendliness of a smartphone. Further features include; two measurement channels, built in web server, camera, GPS and advanced voice and text notes ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • B&W Acquires Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies, Inc

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W) (NYSE:BW) has acquired Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies, Inc. (UniversalAET), a Wisconsin-based provider of custom-engineered acoustic, emission and filtration solutions, effective today. UniversalAET is a bolt-on acquisition for B&W MEGTEC and will be included in B&W’s Industrial operating segment. The ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Cirrus is a Founding Key Sponsor of the Institute of Acoustics

    Did you know that Cirrus has been a Key Sponsor of the Institute of Acoustics since 1989? This is something of which we are very proud and Cirrus, alongside Brüel and Kjaer, is one of the remaining Founding Key Sponsors. Cirrus has had a long standing relationship with the Institute and the UK acoustics industry stretching back over many years, going back to when Cirrus was ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • The GoLine; Plymovent’s exciting new range of entry-level products!

    In November and December of this year Plymovent will introduce the GoLine; a complete new line of essential entry-level products. These basic level units will help complete the range of Plymovent products with keen pricing, Plymovent quality representing real value for money. The range consists ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • NOC’s Autosub Long Range is Boaty McBoatface

    In March 2016 the Natural Environment Research Council launched a campaign to find a name for the UK’s next world-class polar research ship. One suggestion in particular captured the nation’s imagination and #BoatyMcBoatface was soon trending on Twitter and being talked about all over the world! The ship was named another popular choice, RRS Sir ...

  • Autumn acoustic advice from Bruel & Kjaer

    The first session - Acoustic & Vibration Introduction for Design & Test Engineers - is a three-day course running from 13th to 15th September. It provides industrial engineers with a thorough understanding of the basic concepts that are important for airborne and structure-borne noise - and vibration in machinery. During the same month is the two-day PULSE User Day session, which starts ...

  • Brüel & Kjær has the key

    Brüel & Kjær is proud to be one of the key sponsors for the Acoustics 2016 conference, taking place in Chesford Grange, Warwickshire on 5th and 6th September. Organised by the Institute of Acoustics (IOA), this two-day event is a series of lectures and presentations covering a range of topics such as building acoustics, environmental noise, measurement and ...

  • RBA Acoustics gets the gong

    RBA Acoustics won the Vibration category, sponsored by Bruel & Kjaer UK, at the Association of Noise Consultants’ (ANC) 2016 awards scheme. The company’s winning project involved the conversion of office buildings within the exclusive area of Mayfair, inside Central London, into a series of high value apartments. Located just above the London Underground’s Jubilee ...

  • NivuFLow 650 - Intuitive Operation and a wide Range of Sensors

    The new transmitter has been developed for accurate flow measurement in open channels, part full and full pipes, and surface water bodies and is compliant with both ISO 6416 & IEC 60041. To meet the highest possible accuracy requirements it is currently possible to utilise the NivuFlow 650 using up to 4 velocity paths, with up to 32 velocity paths available by the end of 2016. It is then ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • CHP Engine Completes its 1,200 Mile Journey to Tayside

    The 4.0MWe Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Engine destined for Ninewells Hospital has completed its 1,200+ mile journey from Innsbruck, Austria to Tayside where it is being installed at the heart of the £15.4 million energy solution being delivered by Vital Energi. The project, which was procured through the Carbon & Energy Fund, will see Vital Energi deliver a state-of-the-art energy ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Keep building acoustic insulation up to standard

    Ensuring room acoustics meet the latest ISO 16283-1:2014 standard is much easier for architects, developers and acousticians with Brüel & Kjær's Qualifier™ Type 7830 software. To ensure the interior sound quality of buildings is fit for purpose, such as ensuring low background noise in recording studios, concert halls or schools, developers must test the insulation ...

  • Noise source location passes Grundfos demo challenge

    Global pump manufacturer Grundfos has enhanced its noise source identification capabilities, with a system based on a microphone array containing 108 microphones and optical camera in the middle. Based in Denmark, Grundfos’ state-of-the-art laboratory carries out sound measurements to ensure its pump units are quiet enough for domestic use and industrial demands - and to locate any ...

  • SonTek Releases New “FlowTracker2” Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter

    The Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) is considered a flagship advancement in the evolution of water flow and discharge data collection instrumentation. Over the years, the ADV has become an integral tool for government water agencies and environmental monitoring organizations around the world that need to measure the amount and speed of water in flowing in rivers, streams and canals. ...


    By SonTek - A Xylem Brand

  • Environment Agency Awards NIVUS GmbH

    The Environment Agency in partnership with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales have recently awarded NIVUS GmbH the Echo Correlation lots for ‘Bed Mounted’ and ‘Fully Integrated’ portable flow measurement instruments as part of their new Hydro Acoustic Framework. The NivuFlow range of flow meters utilize cross correlation technology to ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • CHP Lands at Scarborough Hospital

    Scarborough Hospital has moved one step closer to achieving huge energy savings after the delivery of the new 776kWe Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engine which will power the hospital’s new low carbon energy system. When finished, the system will deliver over £500,000 in energy savings each year as well as reducing CO₂ by over 2,100 tonnes per year.  Vital Energi, who ...


    By Vital Energi

  • The City of Montreal is to install over 700 ZONESCAN loggers to fight leakage

    GUTERMANN wins the tender after live tests show the system's superiority compared with other acoustic sensor systems GUTERMANN has received an order to supply 650 to 750 measurement points ZONESCAN ALPHA to the City of Montreal. Montreal is already the second city in Canada after North Vancouver to install ZONESCAN ALHPA to fight leakage. This well prepared public tender saw the rigorous testing ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Autumn acoustic advice from Bruel & Kjaer UK

    Sound and vibration specialist, Bruel & Kjaer UK is running a range of practical and theoretical training courses, held at the UK’s head office in Royston, throughout autumn. The company’s first session, Acoustic & Vibration Introduction for Design & Test Engineers, is a three-day course running from 15th to 17th September. It provides industrial engineers with a ...

  • NTi Audio experts at Swiss Acoustical Conference

    This year’s spring meeting of Swiss acousticians provided NTi Audio with an extraordinary forum for presentation of their wide range of professional expert measurement solutions. The day consisted of a series of practical demonstrations, led by engineers from all major manufacturers. Visitors learned how to determine speech intelligibility as well as measure reverberation time, sound ...


    By NTi Audio AG

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