How do you decide what Noise Monitoring Equipment you need?

You have a need to measure noise, but how do you decide what noise monitoring equipment you need?

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:

dBAir Noise Monitoring Equipment

dBAir Noise Monitoring Equipment

  • Boundary Noise Assessments
  • BS4142 Assessments
  • Noise Complaints
  • Railway Noise
  • Traffic Noise
  • Construction Noise

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.

The most common types of Noise Monitoring Equipment are:

Noise Monitoring Equipment Weatherproof dBAir

Noise Monitoring Equipment Weatherproof dBAir

If you want to view the equipment types in more detail, click one of the links above.

Choosing your Noise Monitoring Equipment

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:

  • What class your equipment needs to be
  • How long you need to measure for, and in turn whether you need any external batteries
  • Where and what position you need to measure, and in turn whether you need any accessories such as weatherproof cases and tripods

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:Castle Rent

  • not having to worry about calibrations,
  • you can ensure the equipment you use is always accurate, and
  • it gives you access to the most advanced equipment at a low cost.

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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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