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Brüel & Kjær to provide Heathrow airport with 50 noise monitoring terminals


New monitors will help the airport and residents better understand local noise impact

Brüel & Kjær today announced it has contracted with Heathrow Airport to deliver, install and service 50 new noise monitoring terminals. The units will increase Heathrow’s noise monitoring capacity and expand its leading-edge noise abatement program. 

A mix of Permanent and Portable terminals will provide unattended sound level monitoring to accurately and reliably measure, record, process, store and transmit noise data to Heathrow’s Airport Noise and Operations Management system, ANOMS. The portable terminals will be used to deliver continuous noise monitoring for shorter-term projects. Both types are specifically designed for continuous outdoor use.

The terminals accurately measure real-time noise levels, working as an important part of Heathrow’s complete noise management solution. The units will automatically transfer trusted data that can provide noise impact insights to both airport decision makers and the community. 

Matt Gorman, Heathrow Director of Sustainability and Environment said: “These monitors will allow Heathrow and our local residents to better understand the impact of aircraft noise in local areas. New monitors, along with other noise reduction steps, like fitting quiet technology to A320s and establishing a voluntary Quiet Night Charter, will help us be a better neighbour to our communities.” 

“Heathrow’s new noise monitoring terminals will work seamlessly with the airport’s existing Brüel & Kjær noise management and community engagement solutions,” said Airport Product Manager Matthew Barry. “We’re delighted to continue helping Heathrow work toward achieving its commitments to the community.”

About Brüel & Kjær

Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems.

We help 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.

We also design and manufacture the LDS range of vibration test systems, as well as complete airport and environmental monitoring systems: WebTrak, ANOMS, NoiseOffice and Noise Sentinel.

To learn more of the full range of solutions, systems and products, please contact us. 

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