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How to get the most of your Pulsar noise dosemeter software

dosebadge ReaderYou have finished taking some noise measurements with your Pulsar noise dosemeter system.  Your data is ready for analysis and now you would like to present it to your management team, preferably in a simple but informative picture. Or may be, you are new to noise dosimetry all together and you have been asked to report on workers’ noise exposure with your Pulsar noise dosemeter system.

Where do you start? Here are some top tips to help you get the most of your Pulsar noise dosimeter analysis software: dBLink3.

Installing Pulsar noise dosemeter software: dBLink3

Insert the software disk into your CD drive.  Once loaded, you will be prompted with a Setup Wizard. Select the language you want to use.  Browse to the folder that you wish to have dBLink3 downloaded to. Once completed, you can select to launch the software straight away.

Getting started with your noise dosemeter software: dBLink3

Once dBLink3 is launched, you will be shown the ‘Getting Started’ tab. You are then given two options: ‘Before or After making measurements’.  Each of these options give a description of what the user is able to do from that specific tab.

Before making a measurement

Selecting ‘Before making the measurement’ will help make a connection between the noise dosemeter Reader and your PC via a USB or RS232 cable. You will be prompted when the Reader is connected. Other options are offered to you at the bottom of this screen.

Changing settings

Along the bottom of the screen, you can select to ‘Set the clock, Clear the memory or Set up the measurements’. When setting up the measurements, you can also change the Criterion Time, Criterion Level, Threshold, Time Weighting and the Exchange Rate of the device. There is also a Quick Setups section where you can choose from a list of pre-requisites.

After making measurements

Once you have taken your measurements, you will need a way to view them in a graphical format, this is done with this tab.  First, you need to download the data from the your noise dosemeter Reader by selecting the applicable button. This will download the noise data collected into the application. Once completed, you can then select ‘View measurement’ and you can make notes for the dataset.

Creating a report

When you decide to create a report, you can choose between a compact or a comprehensive report. Dependent on the type of report you want to produce, you can also choose to use selected measurements or use all the measurements at once. A Compact Report consists of key measurement parameters arranged in tabular format. The Comprehensive Report option gives much more measurement data and a larger time history graph.

Customising and printing your report

Once you have created you report, you can move to the customise menu. This gives you a chance to add any extra details such as notes, company logo and title. Once you have customised your report, you can preview it or print it.

Exporting noise data to Excel

The last option for report production is exporting to tables in Excel. This lets you have the option to display the data in a neat Table. This allow you to:

  • Export the report to an Excel worksheet
  • Export the data as a Table in Excel
  • Export the report to an Excel worksheet with time history data

Each of these outputs can be with either all the measurements from the device or just individual ones as selected.

 

Want a quick reminder about Pulsar noise dosemeter systemHere is an information video.

For information on noise measurement products such as personal noise dosemeters to help gathering noise data at work and complement any risk assessments, consult our website.

 

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