Noise Regulations Articles

  • Small yet robust - Case study

    Cirrus Research’s doseBadge provides the perfect solution for dB Consultation. From manufacturing and engineering, to the entertainment industry and schools, noisy environments need to be monitored both for the welfare of employees and the wider community. Following the introduction of The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, businesses need to be aware of their employees ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Hull’s new 24 hour Noise nuisance officer - Case study

    Neighbourhood Enforcement Officer Nick Tindall has worked for Hull City Council for over 20 years in a variety of roles so he is no stranger to change when it comes to dealing with neighbourhood disputes, anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance. The local population in Hull has changed quite dramatically over recent years with immigrants settling in established neighbourhoods, children’s ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Optimus Green helps to bale out Festival - Case study

    Recently at the Ravenstonedale Festival in the heart of Cumbria, a rather unusual method of noise control was implemented when it seemed the local acoustics were conspiring against the organisers. The UK is renowned for its rich heritage in hosting outdoor festivals, whether it be music or literary, through to farming, food or catering to even more niche audiences. But every festival is unique ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • doseBadge and optimus red – experts in their field! - Case study

    The largest greenfield festival in the world posed a challenge where innovative tactics were employed to ensure that noise measurements were accurate and valid. End user Richard Willson, Noise at Work Consultant for TESS, The Event Safety Shop. Richard is one of the UK’s most experienced festival noise specialists having worked on some of the UK’s most prestigious ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Jersey Opera house puts Optimus Red in the spotlight - Case study

    When the audience sits in the beautiful auditorium of Jersey Opera House, they have very little idea of the technology that goes into giving them the ultimate live show experience. Whether they have come to see stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges or a full stage production of New Jersey Nights, the quality and right level of sound are absolutely crucial. Jersey Opera House Technical Manager Chris ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Introducing Octave Band Filters for the doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter

    We’re pleased to announce that the Cirrus doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter now includes 1:1 Octave Band Filters as standard*, adding to the already comprehensive set of measurement data that the unique doseBadge5 can provide. The doseBadge5 is already the best specified dosimeter available with multiple measurement channels, comprehensive data logging, ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • New Environmental Noise Measurement Workshop from Cirrus

    We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new 1-day Environmental Noise Measurement Workshop, aimed at any professional requiring either an introduction to or a refreshment of the principles of environmental noise measurement. This one-day event that has been designed to give attendees an overview of Environmental Noise Measurement. This will cover the basics of sound, the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 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. ...

  • 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

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