Road and Railway Noise Articles

  • 24 Different Types of Rubber Granulate - Case Study

    Recycling areas: Steel cleaningTyre Company name: PVP Triptis GmbH Located: Triptis, Germany Founded: 2000 Employees: 60 PVP Triptis GmbH is a manufacturing company specializing in the development and manufacture of products from a mix of rubber granulate and ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Tyre Recycling is no news in the Emirates - Case Study

    Recycling areas: Tyre Company name: Sharjah National Crumb Rubber Industries Located: Sharajh - Sajaa, United Arab Emirates Founded: 2004 Employees: 28 Sharjah National Crumb Rubber Industries is a tyre recycler in the United Arab Emirates. They see that waste tyres ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Pulsar Instruments Short-Listed for Made In Yorkshire Awards

    Pulsar Instruments was shortlisted for the 2018 Made In Yorkshire Awards in the category of 'Biggest Change' This category was a very open category and invited nominations from an individual or company who had developed, innovated or changed over the year.  And the judging panel felt that 2018 had indeed been a year of ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Ln values what are they and how are they used?

    In most cases the sounds we hear are not steady noises, instead the sound pressure level fluctuates over time as well as appearing to vary in tone and magnitude. To measure this fluctuating noise we use Ln value - but what are they and how are they used? Ln values are statistical noise levels (sometimes called percentiles) used to assess noise levels (sound pressure levels) from fluctuating noise ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Does Noise Pollution cause stress?

    In October 2018 the World Health Organisation (WHO) published their findings from an international investigation into how much noise affects us, including asking 'Does noise pollution cause stress'. It concluded it is one of the top environmental hazards to both physical and mental health and well-being in the European Region. Noise pollution can be defined as unwanted or excessive sound that ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Another Successful Noise Awareness Course Delivered

    We’ve delivered another successful Noise Awareness Course! Pulsar Instruments has successfully delivered its March One Day Noise Awareness Course to Health and Safety professionals in York. The course, which took place on 7 March 2018, covered everything from ‘how our hearing works’ to giving practical bespoke advice to individual delegates on measuring and managing ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Accelerating with Bugatti - Case study

    When the Bugatti Owners’ Club established itself in 1929, its members didn’t really have too much to worry about when it came to issues such as road congestion and noise. But just as cars have moved on with the times so has the Club. The Club applies a strict noise level threshold for competing cars at their renowned meetings on Prescott Hill near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Cirrus ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • doseBadge builds up a head of steam in York - Case study

    You might expect to see some level of noise measurement in the world-famous National Railway Museum but you’d probably guess that would be front of house, where the locomotives take centre stage. That’s only part of the story though! Anna Kavanagh is the Group Health & Safety Advisor for the Science Museum Group and responsible for both the London Science Museum and National ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • The silence of the lambs - Case study

    Helicopters and aircraft In this particular area there were quite a few helicopters and aircraft and these were picked up by the Invictus. “You find these days that developers are being asked for more and more studies or evidence over issues such as environmental noise, particularly in rural locations. Some would seem almost comical but it is becoming more the norm to meet planning ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Noise awareness courses for 2018

    Get Noise At Work Aware Pulsar’s noise at work awareness training course is widely recognised by employers as a must have for anyone with health and safety responsibilities to ‘get noise at work ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Paper mill waste recycling solution - Great value exists in the Paper Mill Waste recycling

    With the raising awareness of protecting forest and grass, most paper mills choose to recycle waste paper as raw materials to produce paper. Various waste paper can be used to remake paper, like carton box, office documents, cardboard for package.etc. A report shows that a recycled paper mill with an annual output of 1 million 500 thousand tons will produce 180 thousand tons" paper making waste ...

  • Living near a fracking well means more asthma attacks

    It's probably telling that the word ‘fracking’ sounds just shy of a curse word. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that people who live near active, unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry were significantly more likely to suffer from asthma attacks. It’s the latest in a string of studies that has linked the ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Pulsar`s 2018 Noise Training Programme for Safety Managers

    Pulsar launches a new training programme to help safety managers gain a better understanding of noise risks, controls, legislation and best management practices. Does your organisation use hand-held power tools or noisy machinery? If you do then you need to have a good awareness of issues raised by noise in the workplace. This brand ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Ruling demands vacuum cleaners must be below 80 decibels

    A new European ruling that comes into effect in the UK and the rest of the EU as from September 2017 will ban the sale of noisy vacuum cleaners.  This post explains the reasons behind the changes and how it will affect consumers in the near future. Back in 2014 we reported in this blog that an energy label was being introduced which cut the maximum wattage to 1,600, introduced A to G ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Industrial Noise Control Services

    Industrial Noise Control Studies Study different equipment noise and recommend suitable noise insulation. This include diesel generators, gas turbines, compressors, pumps, fans, chillers, factory machineries, traffic noise,...etc. Our evaluations and recommended solutions meet general guidelines and practices of international standards and nroise laboratories such as ...

  • A holiday from noise pollution

    Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world and offers significant benefits, but among the many challenges the industry faces is protecting the local population, environment, and the travellers themselves, from excessive noise.  The modes of transport (especially planes and cars) and mass arrivals at airports, railway stations, and ports and harbours, mark just the ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Traffic Noise Mapping in Chile

    Against this backdrop of economic change, a two-year study got underway across three Chilean cities led by the Univ. Austral. and was supported by the Chilean Ministry of the Environment. Academically titled: “Development and analysis of noise maps of three urban agglomerations using modeling software”, the study concentrated on the Chilean cities of Coquimbo – La ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Tire Shredding: The Best Alternative

    From cars and trucks to planes, tractors, and forklifts, tires are used for a wide variety of vehicles. And those tires don’t last forever. Regardless of how many miles a tire travels, it should not be used longer than ten years past its manufacture date, as the rubber will grow brittle and can crack. This isn’t usually a problem, though, since most tires are replaced within three or ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Shredding tyres stops zika virus breeding

    Zika is a dangerous disease threatening millions of people today in southern hemisphere. It is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Once you get bitten it is too late to do much but what is important is to prevent this mosquito from breeding. Mosquitos typically lay eggs near water because ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Links between noise and air pollution and socioeconomic status

    Air pollution and noise pollution have a negative impact on all of society — but some groups are more affected than others. Lower socioeconomic status is generally associated with poorer health, and both air and noise pollution contribute to a wide range of other factors influencing human health. But do these health inequalities arise because of increased exposure to pollution, increased ...

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