Noise Regulations Articles

  • Ready for the future with CNOSSOS-EU!

    The Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC which appeared in 2002 raised the question among those who are “experts in noise” how noise mapping and noise action planning should be implemented throughout Europe. They all agreed that, in view of the completely different calculation methods in the European countries, the calculation results reached and exposure figures collected would ...


    By Wölfel Group

  • Seeking Clarity in Noise

    Environmental noise regulation can be frustrating. The noise limits, applicable measurement metrics, assessment methods and level of enforcement vary a lot by region and jurisdiction and rarely do they all align. Historically, noise emitters and sensitive receivers could afford to use distance to separate themselves. Consequently, environmental noise laws were first developed in regions with high ...


    By Innova Global Limited.

  • Designing that unique Ferrari sound using NVH Simulation

    Our NVH simulation technology enabled Ferrari to perform virtual evaluations of alternative design decisions in an interactive, free-driving scenario. Ferraris are distinguished by a unique sound that is as carefully tuned as a piece of music. Creating this characteristic sound authentically and yet keeping it within legal limits requires careful component design and selection. Our NVH ...

  • Is a background noise survey worth doing? - Case Study

    As a plant owner or designer you will logically try to keep construction costs down wherever possible. So noise control features can easily be sidelined as an “optional extra” to be added later if the need arises. You might also be confident a new industrial plant will comply with all regulations on completion, but that doesn’t mean a future neighbour won’t complain about ...


    By Innova Global Limited.

  • How does living with aircraft noise affect wellbeing? A study of UK airports

    Airports are associated with air and noise pollution and may, therefore, reduce the quality of life of local people. This study assessed the link between aircraft noise and subjective wellbeing, using data from 17 English airports. The authors conclude that living under flight paths has a negative effect on people’s overall wellbeing, equivalent to around half of the effect of being a ...

  • Tof-HRMS: Rescuing low-exposure bioanalysis applications from chemical noise

    The drug development process requires pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis to be performed as part of safety and efficacy studies in both preclinical species and human subjects. For high-sensitivity bioanalysis, liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) is considered the gold standard for quantification. However, for some low-exposure applications, ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • The 6th biggest noise at work mistake…and how to fix It

    Health & Safety Managers everywhere know that managing noise risks isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you don’t, the company runs the risk of being fined by the Health & Safety Executive or sued by their employees for noise-induced hearing loss. To help you avoid the pitfalls, let’s recap of the 5 Biggest Noise at Work Mistakes. I’ll then talk you through the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • A Guide to Noise Measurement Terminology

    There are 100s of different acoustic parameters that can be used during your noise measurements. Each parameter can tell you something different the noise you’re monitoring. How do you remember what all this noise measurement terminology means and what it does? We’ve already covered ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • NoiseDesk: An effective partner in running a comprehensive airport noise abatement program

    To comply with environmental noise regulations, Newcastle International Airport Limited needed to manage and reduce environmental noise where necessary, and preserve the current noise level where it was already acceptable. NoiseDesk enabled them to do this efficiently whilst freeing staff for community engagement activities. CHALLENGE To manage the airport’s noise impact and ...

  • That air conditioner noise is annoying!

    The sound of the HVAC System in your office or factory may be annoying depending on who you ask; the person who has to live with it, or the person who has to pay for it. To measure background noise levels objectively, we use Noise Curves. International standards organizations (ISO, ANSI and ASA) recognize the need to objectify judgements on the amount of ambient noise in enclosed ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • Creating an entire country`s noise map - Case Study

    To comply with the European Union’s Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC, member states are required to create updated noise maps for large urban areas and major transportation sources every five years. The English government commissioned a single project to calculate sound levels across the whole of England which resulted in the world's biggest noise map. ...

  • Everything You Need To Know About Festival Noise Monitoring

    Festival Noise Measurement Accomplishing a good balance between the needs of event organisers and compliance bodies, such as local authorities, and nearby affected communities can be a challenging task when monitoring and managing the noise at large music events or festivals. Noise monitoring is essential anywhere where high noise levels could be in breach of the stipulated event ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Noise 101: What is Equivalent Continuous Sound Level (Leq)?

    For anyone that is measuring sound, you’ve probably come across the term Leq or Equivalent Continuous Sound Level. But what is it and how can it help us when measuring noise with a sound level meter? Setting the Scene Imagine you work on a busy construction site that is operating all day. You have diggers, cranes, trucks and other ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Noise at Work Regulations: 10 Years On

    Doesn’t time fly? It’s already been 10 years since Control of Noise at Work Regulations were introduced in the UK. But have you been following the legislation correctly? Here’s an overview of what the Noise at Work Regulations mean and some common mistakes you should be avoiding. Considering that legislation to limit ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Case study - Pinpointing low level sanitary noise in apartment building

    Problem A newly built apartment building consists of several floors with multiple apartments on each floor. One of the ground floor apartments is disturbed by sanitary noise from the apartment above, which is heard whenever the toilets in the top apartment are being flushed. The sanitary noise is heard in several rooms, and the level was measured to be around 30 to 35 dB, which is above ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Short-term noise monitoring with Delta Acoustics case study

    Noise monitoring does not require a large amount of expertise or investment in expensive equipment. DELTA learned how measurement projects with high technology demands could easily be solved with a Noise Sentinel On Demand subscription. Challenge Demands for quick calculation validations on noise measurements that had to comply with strict ISO regulations ...

  • 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

  • Rain Gauge Fixed with 12 V Regulator

    A friend came to me with a curious problem regarding the research weather stations he maintains. The Geonor rain gauges were experiencing glitches. Some of his stations exhibited only occasional problems, and others were failing almost daily. In the plot below, the rain gauge output is in blue. It should be a steady, increasing line representing the weight of the accumulated precipitation. ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Noise in the Animal Shelter Environment: Building Design and the Effects of Daily Noise Exposure

    Sound levels in animal shelters regularly exceed 100 dB. Noise is a physical stressor on animals that can lead to behavioral, physiological and anatomical responses. There are currently no policies regulating noise levels in dog kennels. The objective of this study was to evaluate the noise levels dogs are exposed to in an animal shelter on a continuous basis and to determine the need, if any. ...


    By Troy Acoustics Corporation

  • New Facts on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    Do you spend more time worrying about noise at work? You are not alone. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) has become a major issue for all manner of businesses throughout the UK. Personal Injury Lawyers are now promising to fight for compensation under what they call industrial deafness but what are the facts? In total, it is estimated that 18,000 people currently suffer from noise-induced ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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