Noise Regulations Articles

  • 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.

  • NoiseNews Round-Up: Noisiest Dogs, Pokémon Go, Cinema Snacks & Opera

    Yes, it’s me – The Noise Doctor. I’m back with the NoiseNews Round-Up. I’ll be bringing you some of the latest and quirkiest noise-related news stories from around the world. In this edition, I’m looking at the top 10 noisiest dogs, Pokémon Go, cinema snacks and opera. Let’s get started. Ssssh! – Silent Snacks are Heading to the Big Screen at ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pinpointing Low Level Sanitary Noise in Apartment Building Case Study

    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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Measuring occupational noise levels at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival - Case Study

    Noise measurement specialist Richard Wilson of the The Event Safety Shop, along with a number of colleagues, measured and monitored occupational noise levels at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival to ensure that the noise exposure of festival staff and concession workers was in-line with the Noise at Work Regulations. To carry out the measurements, Richard and his team used the Cirrus  ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Avoid common mistakes when buying a decibel meter

    Why it pays to avoid quick fix solutions when it comes to noise monitoring Whether you run or own a construction site, a metal cutting workshop or an open cast mine, as an employer of a noisy working environment, you must ensure that the hearing of the employees you are responsible for is protected. In the UK The Control of Noise ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise in the printing industry: Safeguarding the hearing of workers

    Why failing to monitor noise levels could open your company to lawsuits Noise at work might be synonymous with construction and manufacturing industries but it can also be a significant problem in the printing trade. Failing to monitor and control noise levels in the printing industry can result in workers suffering from ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Clutching At Straws to Come Up With Noise Level Solution

    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 and, no matter how large or small, they bring with them their own issues when it comes to health & safety and noise related ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

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