Noise Monitoring Articles

  • HAV mis-measurement – to no standards whatsoever…

    Misunderstanding Hand Arm Vibration monitoring marketing material can put hands and safety policies at risk. Caveat emptor. We are regularly asked about new vibration measurement technology, particularly re the latest hand-held, glove or wrist mounted transducers that are presented as the latest assessment improvements. Whilst they may be useful tools, unfortunately some claims have been ...

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • First short-term noise monitoring system for airports launched

    Airport Noise Monitoring On Demand increases flexibility for investigation, compliance or planned changes Brüel & Kjær today announced the release of Airport Noise Monitoring On Demand, a system that enables airports to temporarily - and cost-effectively - increase noise monitoring when needs arise. This system helps airports measure ...

  • 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.

  • What answers has the Government found to the environmental hurdles facing a third runway?

    With the Government now having officially announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow, despite having slashed the Airports Commission’s claim of a £147 billion benefit to the UK by almost 60% (referring instead ...


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

  • Safeguarding neighbours from construction noise

    The project to modernise Twickenham railway station would affect residential properties standing only a few feet away from the station. Over the past few years, regular improvement works on the tracks have caused disturbance to residents, who already live with high background noise, and the area has a history of frequent noise complaints.  The authority wanted to make sure that ...

  • Utilising the Strengths of Different Sound Sensor Networks in Smart City Noise Management

    City noise management involves a variety of disciplines such as planning, mapping, action plans, policing, complaint management, abatement and public awareness. With the wide availability of mobile broadband internet access coupled with low cost noise sensors, many authorities and researchers are eager to use sound sensor networks for these tasks. A sensor network can be defined as a group of ...

  • Workplace Monitoring: Who, What, When, Why, How?

    In my previous articles in this series for SHP readers, I have focussed on the need for current attitudes to general health and safety processes to change and emphasised the importance of regular monitoring. The best way to combat those ‘hidden killers’ and protect our workforces is to increase awareness of the benefits of regular monitoring and detection.  Employees then need to ...


    By Casella

  • North West Hotspots for Noise Nuisance Complaints [Infographic]

    Cirrus Research has been involved in an interesting project that looks at noise nuisance across the North West. Some of you might remember that we did a similar exercise last year for Yorkshire; this time around we went across the Pennines to see what kind of data we could retrieve from the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Cirrus Research – Noise Measurement Pioneers for Over 45 Years [Video]

    Since 1970, Cirrus’ mission has been to make monitoring noise simple. More than 45 years later, we thought it was time to look back at our story so far and see what we have achieved. Join us by watching our video, which explores our history and what makes us the noise measurement pioneers that we are today. Cirrus Research ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • What is an anechoic chamber and how quiet can it be?

    One of the things that we often talk about when we’re running our CPTC (Cirrus Product Training Courses) is how our hearing works and we often end up talking about how, if there’s no ambient sound, we can feel uncomfortable and can become disoriented very quickly. One of the best (or maybe the worst) places to experience this is in ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Optimus and Invictus are the Classic Combination - Case Study

    Imagine a perfect summer’s evening with a 40-strong classical orchestra playing to an appreciative audience in a leafy green park. So far, so very English. Add in the fact the Park is in the heart of Lancaster city surrounded by thousands of homes and the orchestra is playing sets of the Hacienda’s classic 90s house music hits and you can understand the headache facing Acoustic ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Optimus and doseBadge Adapt to New Challenge - Case Study

    Established in 1934, Lindapter International is the world’s innovator of steelwork clamping systems, eliminating the requirement to drill or weld steel.  The company designs and manufactures specialist products for connecting structural steel sections together and  has more than 85 years’ experience in its field. The company’s success is the result of its dedication ...


    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 ...

  • Reduction of Train Noise Monitored by New Measurement Station

    With increasing passenger and freight traffic, the strengthening of the rail traffic is an important and actual issue. For sustainable mobility, the reduction of noise pollution caused by trains is essential. All involved parties agree on one claim: Increase railway traffic, decrease railway noise! Additional to two already existing stations measuring road traffic noises, ...

  • How to Set Up an Outdoor Sound Monitoring Kit

    What do demolition sites, construction, industrial and mechanical equipment, outdoor events, transportation facilities, traffic, and air crafts have in common? They all cause noise pollution. Environmental noise can cause adverse effects to those around it which is why it is critical monitor. At RAECO Rents we make outdoor sound monitoring easy! ...


    By Raeco Rents

  • Are Those Inexpensive iPad Sound Measurement Apps Any Good?

    Are those inexpensive iPad sound measurement apps any good? Are they as accurate as a properly calibrated $2,000 type 2 sound level meter? Let's review three separate studies, and an article: Study #1 In early 2014, NIOSH reviewed 192 sound measurement apps. NIOSH concluded, ...

  • Planning a Successful Construction Noise Monitoring Solution

    Large scale construction projects, especially those located in built up areas, are the most difficult to manage in terms of noise levels emitted from site operations. The nature of the environments in which these projects are located often makes construction noise monitoring difficult. Cirrus Environmental was tasked with producing a successful solution. ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Ask The Noise Doctor: How Long will the Batteries Last in My Optimus Sound Level Meter?

    Do you have questions about your noise measurement instruments that Google or Wikipedia just can’t seem to answer? Ask The Noise Doctor. I’m here to answer your most frequently asked questions. Whether it’s product or application based, I’m up to the challenge. In this article I’ll be covering battery life in the Optimus Sound Level Meter range. A Commonly Asked ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Finding Acoustical Weak Points in Room Dividing Modular Walls Case Study

    Problem A conference hotel is using modular walls to divide large halls into several smaller conference rooms. The rooms are divided by modular walls that provide several different opportunities for subdivision and multipurpose use of the large area spaces. When measuring the sound insulation between adjacent rooms through the modular walls, the resulting value was found to be too ...


    By Norsonic AS

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