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A review report of the current status of specification standards, calibration and testing of noise-measuring instrumentation in the UK and their applications to MCERTS.

Dowson, S P; Jiggins, M (2001) A review report of the current status of specification standards, calibration and testing of noise-measuring instrumentation in the UK and their applications to MCERTS. NPL Report. CMAM 70

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Abstract

The August 2000 legislation which introduced Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control, brings noise and vibration within the Environment Agency's regulatory functions for the first time. To assist with these regulatory functions in other areas the Agency has already established the Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) which sets standards and provides arrangements to ensure that the necessary monitoring data is reliable and of demonstrable quality. This report, for the National Compliance Assessment Service of the Environmental Agency, provides details of specification standards, calibration and testing of noise-measuring equipment in the UK, based on the use of sound level meters and sound calibrators. It also outlines the skill-base necessary for noise monitoring personnel. Finally, the report discusses the implications of adopting MCERTS in this area and makes specific recommendations for consideration by the Enviornmental Agency.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: CMAM 70
Subjects: Acoustics
Acoustics > Sound in Air
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:17
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/2006

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