Noise emission

Noise Measurements / Noise Register

Assessing noise - impact on the neighbourhood

Noise is an occupational safety issue and also a neighbourhood issue. Business growth or the advance of housing construction or nature conservation may result in far-reaching problems or even put the entire site at risk. At the very least, statements regarding installation noise or noise reports are required as part of licensing procedures under building legislation or immission control legislation.

Emissions from noise-intensive processes and activities are nowadays on the agenda in many industrial enterprises. The quantification of these noise emissions is gaining in importance in view of current discussions in respect of the potential danger to health posed by noise. Depending on the objective, it can be both useful and a legal requirement to measure noise directly at its origin (noise emissions) or to seek to measure noise in the neighbourhood of an installation (noise immissions).

In respect of compliance with noise immission guide values laid down by law, it may be advantageous, especially for industrial enterprises that have a number of potential noise sources, to describe and record their own noise emissions as precisely as possible in both quantitative and qualitative terms. In such cases, it is advisable to set up the most extensive noise register possible. This makes it possible, particularly through regular revision and continuation of the noise register, to identify potential main noise emitters and to minimise them, where applicable, through technical measures. This, in turn, can result in the company improving its contribution in respect of noise in the neighbourhood.

The Betreuungsgesellschaft für Umweltfragen Dr. Poppe AG owns a certificate and notification, dated 10th of August 2020, from the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS), confirming the competence according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2018 to carry out tests in the area of noise detection, determination of noise in the neighbourhood in the specialist module immission control.

The accreditation body places high demands on the staff as well as on the quality of the detailed test instructions in the quality management manual. The technical equipment of our measuring point corresponds of course to the current state of the art.

Our customers can now increasingly benefit from our many years of experience in the field of determining and evaluating noise emissions and immissions.

Our services for you include:

  • Identification of relevant noise sources and preparation of a measurement plan
  • Metrological recording of individual noise sources, noise source groups, systems that require approval and those that do not require approval from industry and trade, sport and leisure, as well as workplaces (indoors and outdoors) and construction site noise
  • Determination of the sound power level of machines, devices or systems, measurement of the indoor level of the hall (e.g. for the labelling requirement according to the Machinery Directive 2006/42 / EC and for CE labelling)
  • Noise measurements at legally defined immission locations in the system environment, as well as at substitute measuring points
  • Creation of a measurement report
  • Creation of complete noise registers for commercial and industrial companies (including noise register maps)
  • Construction of a digital model with the CadnaA program and implementation of an approximate or detailed dispersion calculation (noise forecast) in accordance with “TA Lärm” or other relevant standards
  • Creation of sound reports with presentation of the results in the form of tables and raster maps
  • Calculation of the rating level of road or rail traffic systems
  • Measurement and assessment of the immissions of low-frequency noises
  • Advice and appraisal on noise protection in urban development planning, noise reduction planning, noise allocation in building plans, consideration of commercial, traffic, sports and leisure noise
  • Recommendation of noise protection measures at the workplace, sound measurement according to the noise and vibration occupational safety ordinance
  • Advice and dimensioning of noise protection facilities and noise reduction measures

 

Nadja Hoppe

Diplom-Ingenieur

Tel: +49 (0)561 96996-53
Email: hoppe(at)bfu-ag.de

Nadja Hoppe

 

Manuel Kurz

M.Sc. Umwelt- u. Ressourcenmanagement

Tel: +49 (0)561 96996-17
Email: kurz(at)bfu-ag.de

Manuel Kurz

 

Christoph Franken

Diplom-Biologe

Tel: +49 (0)561 96996-34
Email: franken(at)bfu-ag.de

Christoph Franken

 

Sabine Nattermann

Diplom-Geoökologin Umweltgutachteri

Tel: +49 (0)561 96996-41
Email: nattermann(at)bfu-ag.de

Sabine Nattermann

 

Any further questions?

E-Mail: info(at)bfu-ag.de
Tel.: +49 (0)561 96996-0

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