Whether it comes by way of your insurance company, a client’s request for an audit, ISO certification, or the long arm of OSHA and/or MSHA, at some point your company is likely going to need to provide documented evidence of the noise levels to which your employees are exposed to during their working day. Simply taking noise level measurements in the area where workplace activities are in process is not enough. Those readings can easily give you levels that are too high, or worse yet, too low! The only way to properly gauge the exposure to noise and sound that . . . → Read More: Noise Dosimetry Testing Services
Field Impact Insulation Class (now known as Apparent Impact Insulation Class) measures a floor/ceiling assembly’s resistance to the transmission of structure-borne or impact noise. Virtually all states and municipalities have set guidelines for the minimum FIIC (AIIC) test rating that a building may have, and it’s not at all uncommon to find minimum FIIC (AIIC) ratings inserted into requests for proposals from architects and other designers.
Performing an FIIC (AIIC) test requires a specialized piece of equipment called a floor tapper. This machine can be likened to an internal combustion engine that features exposed pistons which are mounted in a . . . → Read More: FIIC / AIIC – Field Impact Insulation Class Testing Services / Apparent Impact Insulation Class E1007 – 14
Indoor air quality is one of those things that people just don’t spend very much time thinking about…at least until their family or employees start getting sick. While there is more awareness in the manufacturing/industrial world, it’s our opinion that there is still a lack of awareness concerning this important issue. That said, the problems are many times magnified when talking about multi-unit dwellings!
On-Site Acoustic testing can provide indoor air quality testing services for the following agents (and to ASTM/ISO/ANSI standards)
Temperature Humidity Carbon Dioxide Carbon Monoxide Mold and other bacteria Particulate Matter and other dust Pharmaceutical agents Organic . . . → Read More: Indoor Air Quality Testing
FSTC (ASTC) Testing Services –Field / Apparent Sound Transmission Class Tests
FSTC (ASTC), or as it’s formally known Field / Apparent Sound Transmission Class is a double digit number that refers to the sound transmission properties of a wall structure. It may also be applied to measure the sound transmission properties of a window or door unit. Virtually all states and municipalities have set guidelines for the minimum FSTC / ASTC test rating that a building may have, and it’s a vital part of the International Building Code. It’s not at all uncommon to find well-above-minimum FSTC / ASTC test . . . → Read More: FSTC / ASTC Field Sound Transmission Class testing services / Apparent Sound Transmission Class – ASTM E336 – 14
If you are a manufacturer producing items for export to the EU and/or the middle east, chances are you will need to have your equipment tested to ISO 4871 standards. The 4781 standard is the noise declaration that a manufacturer must include with certain devices, in order to warn users what the noise output of the device will be during usage. Specific guidelines have been set which allow for the determination of the statistical validity (or stated another way, uncertainty) of the measurements, based upon number of samples tested and the accuracy of the testing equipment.
ISO 4871 directly references . . . → Read More: ISO 4871 – Noise Emission Values of Machinery
We regularly work with clients to provide acoustic testing, sound level testing, noise monitoring, employee dosimeter test protocol, STC, IIC, vibration, air quality, and light intensity tests according to ASTM, ISO, and other standards, in the following places:
Alabama: AL Alaska: AK Arizona: AZ Arkansas: AR California: CA Colorado: CO Connecticut: CT Delaware: DE Florida: FL Georgia: GA Hawaii: HI Idaho: ID Illinois: IL Indiana: IN Iowa: IA Kansas: KS Kentucky: KY Louisiana: LA Maine: ME Maryland: MD Massachusetts: MA Michigan: MI Minnesota: MN Mississippi: MS Missouri: MO Montana: MT Nebraska: NE Nevada: NV New Hampshire: NH New Jersey: NJ . . . → Read More: Just how “on-site” are we?
We measure all kinds of noise, sound, and vibration levels for clients in all manner of industries, situations, and locations throughout the United States. We regularly consult with clients to solve their problems with:
Adjacent apartment noise Air conditioning and heating noise Air handler (and general HVAC) noise Aircraft noise Animal and pet noise Automobile noise Automotive repair shop noise Bearing and other rotating assembly noise Bus, truck, trolley noise Church, Synagogue, Mosque, Temple and other house of worship noise Club and discotheque noise Concert Hall acoustics Construction noise Condominium and Co-op apartment noise Dance club noise Elevator and elevator . . . → Read More: What kinds of things can we measure for you?
Do you have an acoustics or noise control related issue in your office, factory, retail store, church, mosque, synagogue, performance space, studio, listening room, inn, hotel, motel, or home?
Well then, simply put, you’re our kind of client!
All kidding aside, we work with architects, business owners, site managers, city/state officials as well as homeowners assisting them in creating acoustically ideal spaces for their employees, guests, and families. We look forward to talking with you about your specific product. Feel free to call us at 1-888-445-2666 (toll free) for a complimentary phone consultation concerning your specific project.
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