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Madrid City Council controls urban noise

City council extends environmental service contract with Brüel & Kjær

June 2012 -- To continue tackling noise pollution and meet national and European standards for environmental noise, Madrid City Council has extended its service contract with sound specialist Brüel & Kjær.

Following 20 years of technical support, Madrid’s Environmental Noise Control Department has decided to extend its contract with the noise and vibration company for another two years.

As part of this contract, Brüel & Kjær supplies a multidisciplinary team of professionals to the Noise Control Department. This team is located on-site, allowing direct communication and interaction with the council’s municipal officers and decision makers.

The services Brüel & Kjær provides include acoustic mapping, noise monitoring network management, environmental noise measurements management, noise assessment, environmental noise consultancy, RD1367 implementation and application, and assisting metrological tasks at the Acoustic Municipal Centre (CMA).

Among the projects currently under development are the Development of Strategic Noise Map 2012 (MER2012) and declaration of the Central District ZPAE.

Leopoldo Ballarin, Key Account Manager for Brüel & Kjær in Spain said, “We are so pleased about the confidence that the City Council of Madrid has placed in our company and staff. We intend to maintain and develop the highest levels of quality and commitment required to support the council.”

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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 renowned deliverer of innovative instrumentation, including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software. To see the full range of products and systems, please visit

Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and it’s 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

Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc ( which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 7,500 people worldwide across its four business segments
For additional information please contact:
Heather Wilkins
Marketing Coordinator
Bruel & Kjaer
Telephone: 01763 255 780

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