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When people speak of noise monitoring equipment, they’re commonly referring to the monitoring of environmental noise. This may be for a variety of applications, including:
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There are many different solutions available, so finding one that’s most suitable for your application can be a test for even a seasoned acoustic expert. You have to consider the minimum requirements of any relevant standards or legislation, whilst ensuring you’re not paying over the odds for features and accessories that you don’t necessarily need.
For example, BS4142 Assessments require Sound Meters to be at minimum Class 1, and a tripod is recommended as the microphone is required to be between 1.2 – 1.5m from the ground.
The easiest way is probably to speak to an expert, but be wary of pushy sales personnel that only have one solution to offer you. Nothing can beat doing your own research beforehand, so hopefully this guide will give you a helping hand.
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Performance wise, many of the leading manufacturers provide fantastic noise monitoring equipment at similar prices – and many look very alike too. It may be beneficial to ask for a demonstration, this way you get to see first hand the operation of equipment and how easy you find each is to use.
Finding out what application you’re measuring for is important, as it will tell you:
Secondly, find out how often you need to measure. This may indicate whether you need to buy, or if you’d be better off renting. Renting provides many benefits over ownership, including:
At Castle Group Ltd we supply the industry’s leading brands of noise monitoring equipment, as well as manufacturing our own range of innovative sound monitoring instruments since 1971. We pride ourselves on providing the right advice for your intended use, even if that means supplying instruments of another manufacture.
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