Road and Railway Noise News

  • Thanks to ZONESCAN 820 Teccura changed the way they work

    "It’s true to say we’ve had a love-hate relationship with noise loggers. Our first encounter with them was at the Water UK Leakage Conference 2016. As a company we had specialised in finding partially billed commercial properties for over a decade. But by 2016, we’d begun more and more to pinpoint non-visible network and customer-side leaks. Thus the need to invest in good ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • New Predictor-LimA 2019

    Predictor-LimA Version 2019 has recently been released to provide enhanced support for modern, multi-core PCs, enabling faster calculations of bigger models.  Predictor can now also create global, ambient noise results and maps so that you can see the total noise from roads, railway, windfarms, recreational noise and industry. A new range of configurations, targeted more specifically at ...


    By EMS Brüel & Kjær

  • WHO says noise is a top health hazard

    The WHO has finished investigating just how much noise affects us and has concluded it is a the top health hazard affecting both physical and mental health and well-being in the European Region. In response the WHO has released new guidelines (10 October 2018) to help reduce our noise exposure “WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region”. The document identifies levels ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Outstanding Outdoor Noise Measurement

    Pulsar’s newest outdoor noise measurement kit has been designed to quickly turn our popular Pulsar Nova handheld sound level meter into a continuous environmental noise monitor for mid to long-term ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • YARA selects Norwegian shipbuilder VARD for zero-emission vessel Yara Birkeland

    The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel is one step closer to launch, as YARA signs a deal with VARD worth appr NOK 250 million to build the vessel. VARD will deliver Yara Birkeland for launch in early 2020, and the vessel will gradually move from manned operation to fully autonomous operation by 2022. ...


    By Kongsberg Maritime AS

  • Siemens Report Urges Cities to Plan Now for Arrival of Autonomous Vehicles

    Report urges urban areas to use connected and autonomous vehicles to refocus urban environments on citizens rather than cars ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • How to process ragger wires produced in the paper industry?

    What is “pulper rope (Ragger wire)”?Ragger wires, also known as “pulper tails” and “pulper ropes” are waste products from the paper industry. They are created when waste paper is recycled in the pulper and absorb impurities such as plastics, small ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • CERC Research News

    CERC conducts a wide range of environmental research and development projects. Recent work includes: Developing a transport routing tool for Glasgow under the InnovateUK project  ...

  • Paper mill waste recycling solution

    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 ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • PCE Instruments launched 3 new sound level meters

    PCE Instruments recently launched 3 brand-new and highly accurate class 1 and 2 sound level meters. These have been designed to tackle the wide-spread problem of noise at the workplace which can cause health issues. However, with their many functions, they can be used in many other areas of application. An alarming number of employees worldwide has to deal with unacceptable noise levels ...


    By PCE Instruments

  • Pulsar Instruments and Interserve collaborate on noise safety system

    Leading noise measurement products manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments, has launched a transportable noise safety system, developed in partnership with Interserve Construction Limited, to be used at live construction environments. Interserve contacted Pulsar Instruments as it was looking to identify problems with operatives and activities that can lead to noise-induced hearing loss in a ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • AEF hosts seminar on national airspace and Heathrow

    With several consultations open that will determine the direction of airspace and environmental policy for aviation in the coming years, AEF hosted a seminar in late April for communities to better understand the Government’s plans and help shape AEF’s response. Over 50 people gathered at SCI in London’s Belgrave Square to hear presentations from AEF staff, and from the No 3rd ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • New strong range of fans

    The new MTDP fan combines all the best from the well-known JKF programme with customer-driven development work. With  the MTDP fan, a high-efficiency impeller is combined with a robust, aerodynamic designed air intake. This combination ensures cost-­effective transport of dust and chips at the lowest possible noise level. The MTDP range consists of 7 fan sizes, which cover ...


    By J.K.F. Industrie A/S

  • Pulsar Collaborates With Costain On Noise Health Issues

    To promote an increase in the use of personal hearing protection of construction workers in a complex and ambitious railway station development and comply with the noise regulations and local authority Section 61 agreement, Costain have invested in PulsarSafeEar Max noise activated signs. The Costain Construction ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Easy environmental noise mapping from Brüel & Kjær

    Predictor-LimA Type 7810 version 11.2 responds to customer input and resolves some issues to provide more robust software, that enables calculations in line with latest agreements on standard interpretation (ISO 17534). Other Enhancements include feature importation from open street map in LimA to create models more quickly, Chinese calculation methods and - in Predictor - enhanced results ...

  • Runway decision delayed following Brexit vote

    A Government decision on South East airport expansion has been delayed following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and the announcement by David Cameron that he will step down as Prime Minister. Media reports ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • NoiseDesk helps CSIA Mumbai apply a balanced approach to noise management

    To reduce its noise impact on surrounding communities and comply with domestic and international aviation regulations, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA Mumbai) has subscribed to Brüel & Kjær’s NoiseDesk. NoiseDesk is a simple-to-use airport noise monitoring service that enables airports to implement a noise abatement program with minimal staff or up-front ...

  • Noise Pollution Fears Raised at Fracking Planning Meeting

    Fears of noise pollution, water contamination and even potential earthquakes were all aired at a contentious 2-day hearing this week. Would councillors eventually approved fracking to take place in North Yorkshire? Tests for shale gas can now take place in the village of Kirby Misperton, Ryedale, after councillors in a majority vote (7-4) gave the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Time to set standards for mapping noise and stick to them

    SoundPLAN, the leading international expert designer and provider of acoustics and air pollution simulation software for environmental modelling, is calling on the bodies responsible for setting noise standards around the world to ensure that they implement and maintain high quality standards with thorough test procedures and scenarios.  The USA’s Federal Highway Administration’s ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Noise mapping and prediction to the latest standards

    Brüel & Kjær has announced new enhancements to Predictor-LimA, its powerful and intuitive noise mapping and prediction software. This update means that Predictor-LimA now provides: • Internationally recognized proof of calculation method compliance according to ISO 17534 software quality assurance • Compliance of CNOSSOS-EU, the European ...

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