October 2013 -- Brüel & Kjær’s noise management service – Noise Sentinel – has been shortlisted for the Environmental Initiative of the Year Award at the 2013 International Tunnelling Awards.
The submission was based on the use of Noise Sentinel to manage compliance with construction noise legislation at part of London’s Crossrail project, at the Moorgate station shaft site.
Noise Sentinel immediately alerts the site manager if noise levels approach compliance limits, enabling the site team to reduce noise impact and prevent a potential breach. Noise levels are recorded every half second to build a long-term picture of the project’s noise compliance since 2011– a valuable source of information for discussion with stakeholders.
Brüel & Kjær EMS Product Marketing Manager, Phil Stollery said: “We are delighted that Noise Sentinel has been shortlisted for the environment award. As noise complaints can cause costly construction delays, Noise Sentinel helps to maintain compliance and reduce project risk. Furthermore, contractors can demonstrate that they are being a good neighbour.”
The award winner will be announced next month during a ceremony in London.
Noise Sentinel has been used at tunnelling and construction projects in Canada, USA, UK and Denmark, and at mines, ports, industrial premises and entertainment venues throughout the world. Noise Sentinel can simultaneously monitor noise, ground vibration, dust and air quality – providing a fully integrated solution to operational environmental compliance.
More information about Noise Sentinel can be found on Brüel & Kjær’s website: www.bksv.com/construction
About Brüel & Kjær
Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems.
Brüel & Kjær helps its customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom and audio.
Brüel & Kjær has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment and is a long-established designer and manufacturer of innovative instrumentation including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and PULSE software.
In addition, Bruel & Kjaer designs and manufactures the LDS range of vibration test systems, as well as complete airport and environmental monitoring systems: WebTrak, ANOMS, NoiseOffice and Noise Sentinel.
To see the full range of solutions, systems and products, please visit www.bksv.com
Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and its effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment.
Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too. For all course registration details visit http://www.bksv.com/courses
Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc (www.spectris.com) which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 7,500 people worldwide across its four business segments.
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Bruel & Kjaer
Telephone: 01223 389 800