Acoustic consultant Chris Selkirk recently used an Optimus Green sound level meter and an Invictus portable noise monitoring kit to measure and monitor the noise from a local music festival in Lancaster. Read about the successful outcome here.
Noise pollution is the second largest environmental cause of health problems, according the World Health Organisation, with heart disease, diabetes and mental health conditions being caused by excessive noise levels. We think noise pollution awareness needs to be better.
Did you know that UK adults lose a staggering 84.1 million hours of sleep every week as a direct result of noisy neighbours? Well, so says new research. This research has been conducted by an insurance company, so just how accurate or scientific it is could be up for debate, but it does make for interesting reading if like me, you’re Read More…
Cirrus is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of environmental noise measurement kits to work alongside the Optimus Green Sound Level Meters.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new 1-day Environmental Noise Measurement Workshop, aimed at any professional requiring either an introduction to or a refreshment of the principles of environmental noise measurement. Find out all about our new course.
When people think of global warming it usually conjured up images of rising sea levels, unpredictable weather patterns and low land flooding, but there is another issue that few will have considered and it is a sobering thought.
With a population of around 17 million and roughly one-third of that living in Chilean capital of Santiago, traffic noise mapping wouldn’t seem top of the urban research agenda. Not so, last year a report stated that new car sales were up a staggering 27.3% in the country as the economy continues to improve. Santiago is also one of General Motors’ manufacturing bases in South America. That’s why Prof. Jorge Arenas undertook a two-year noise mapping study using equipment from Cirrus Research. Read the full case study here.
The latest issue of The Measure, the Cirrus Research newsletter is now available for download. In this issue we’ve covered: The new doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter with a history and timeline of the doseBadge family A case study for the Optimus Green Sound Level Meter and the Invictus Environmental Noise Monitor at the Classical Haçienda Concert Our Dragon Boat Race Team Dates Read More…
Imagine a perfect summer’s evening with a 40-strong classical orchestra playing to an appreciative audience in a leafy green park. So far, so very English. Add in the fact the Park is in the heart of Lancaster city surrounded by thousands of homes and the orchestra is playing sets of the Hacienda’s classic 90s house music hits and you can understand the headache facing Acoustic Consultant Chris Selkirk on his latest noise monitoring project.
We’re pleased to announce that the Class 1 Optimus Green and Class 1 Optimus Red Sound Level Meters have passed the latest round of Type Approval Tests and have been certified as meeting the latest version of the sound level meter standard, IEC 61672-1:2013 (and the corresponding NF EN 61672-1:2014 publication). The instruments have been tested and certified by the LNE, Read More…