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March 2020 Newsletter

Vehicle Noise Measurement Kits

We are pleased to add a range of Vehicle Noise Measurement Kits to the products that we offer. These kits include everything you need to measure the sound level from the exhaust of a car, motorbike or light truck.

The method used to make these sound level measurements is usually set by the ISO 5130 standard. The measurement position is 0.5m from the car exhaust at an angle of 45°. The engine is run at a certain speed (RPM) and the sound level is measured. This is repeated three times.

These kits include tripod, extension cables and remote control button to allow this process to be carried out by a single person.

The standard kit does everything required by the regulations. If you prefer to have data logging or have other applications that you can use the sound level meter for then the other kits add functionality.

Standard Vehicle Noise Kit

For measuring the noise from car, motorbike and light truck exhaust systems, this kit includes everything needed for a single person to control the engine speed and make the measurements at the same time. It is available as Class 1 or Class 2 depending on your needs.

This is the lowest cost Vehicle Noise Measurement Kit that contains all the items needed.

Standard kit contents:

  • Class 1 or Class 2 Sound Level Meter
  • Microphone Extension Cable
  • Remote control button
  • Measurement position template
  • Acoustic Calibrator

Vehicle Noise Kit with Logging, Integrating Sound Level Meter

These Vehicle Noise Kits include a hand-held sound level meter that can be used for other applications too. If you also want to use the meter for noise at work assessments, for example, then this adds integrating (Leq, Peak, etc.) and data logging.

Logging, integrating kit contents

  • Class 1 or Class 2 Data Logging, Integrating Sound Level Meter
  • Microphone Extension Cable
  • Remote control button
  • Measurement position template
  • Acoustic Calibrator
  • Software for download and reporting

Vehicle Noise Kit with Environmental Sound Level Meter

This top specification Vehicle Noise Kit includes a Class 1 Integrating Sound Level Meter with data logging, automatic timers and periodic environmental noise parameters. This is a hand-held meter that is suitable for almost any noise measurement application.

For environmental and community noise surveys, the meter can be set to make automatic, repeating, periodic measurements, providing parameters such as LAeq, Ln (L10, L90 and many more), Lmin and Lmax. It also stores the short Leq, producing a very useful graph of sound level over time.

The meter is suitable for occupational noise assessments too. It makes all the measurements needed for a detailed survey and the software produces pre-formatted occupational noise reports.

Vehicle and environmental noise kit contents:

  • Class 1 Environmental Sound Level Meter
  • Microphone Extension Cable
  • Remote control button
  • Measurement position template
  • Acoustic Calibrator
  • Software for download and reporting