Regular noise at work assessments are a key step in managing noise in the workplace and, ultimately, reducing individual noise exposure and noise-induced hearing loss.
If you want to obtain quick, simple noise measurement readings, you may just need a very basic sound pressure level or SPL meter. Typical uses for such a meter can be for testing fire alarm sounders, sound systems in pubs, or for on-the-spot checks of noise levels in warehouses, offices and manufacturing units. But, with so many SPL meters on the market, where do you turn?
An SPL meter such as the Model 14 manufactured by Pulsar Instruments is extremely easy to use for obtaining the most commonly required noise measurements such as SPL, LCF, LAFmax, LCFMax. This SPL meter meets the full requirements of IEC 61672:2002-1 performance standard for a Class 2 sound level meter for added peace of mind. It only weighs 227gms and can be carried over the shoulder in the pouch supplied.
Best SPL meter for performance and cost
This SPL meter for basic noise at work assessments represents incredible value if you consider all the features it offers.
It has a large and easy to read display, which shows the Sound Pressure Level in decibels. You can select either the standard ‘A’ frequency weighting or the alternative ‘C’ frequency weighting. The Maximum Hold (HOLD) function allows you to freeze the display showing the highest decibel level measured.
Two measurement ranges are included, measuring the most typically encountered levels from 35dB(A) to 130dB(A).
The meter is supplied with a 24 month warranty, operating manual, certificate of calibration, 9V battery, calibration screwdriver and windshield. It can be ordered as a complete measurement kit which includes all the accessories needed to carry out basic noise at work measurement assessments. We recommend that you purchase an acoustic calibrator to use with the meter. It is vital that this SPL meter is calibrated before and after each measurement to ensure accuracy of any measurements.
Full after-sale and recalibration services are available from our UK operation for this meter. Find out more why it pays to invest in British technology here.
Additional resources on Pulsar’s best SPL meter for basic noise at work assessments:
- Learn about Pulsar Model 14 SPL meter and accessories
- Send your noise measurement requirements to our team
- Read our most recently published blogs
If you want to discuss any of the above with our noise at work assessment team of experts, please ring us on 01723 518011 today.
This blog appeared first on Pulsar Instruments’ website on 3rd August 2015.
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