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Silica Exposure, Assessment and Prevention

February 13, 2024

We had the pleasure of collaborating with Sensidyne on our hugely successful Silica Webinar. Founded in 1983, Sensidyne was established as a manufacturer and distributor of gas detection and air sampling instrumentation and a major supplier of gas detection tubes. The company vision is “to be the leading provider of trusted air…

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Can You Trust Your Supplier?

February 5, 2024

Have you ever felt the frustration of losing a big job? Losing an opportunity that you have been relying on and forecasting for some time? Put simply, it really hurts!   Do you then analyse why you lost that opportunity? So that you can try to make some changes, try…

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Vibration on Construction Sites in the City of London

January 25, 2024

We had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the most influential people in this space, Anthony Robinson, Principal Officer Noise & Acoustics at City of Westminster Council. We wanted to hear directly from Anthony what you need to do to make sure you are compliant and to find…

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How to Select a Calibration Laboratory

January 11, 2024

In the process of selecting a calibration lab, it’s crucial to weigh several factors to make an informed decision. Start by examining the lab’s experience and track record, ensuring they possess the expertise to handle instruments similar to yours. This history serves as a reliable indicator of their proficiency and…

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SV 971A Moles Environmental System Case Study

December 5, 2023

Compliance 4 Buildings is a consultancy offering a project managed approach to building compliance and acoustics. They offer a complete solution of building compliance services and acoustic services for building contractors, developers, architects and building control which is sympathetic and supportive to all needs and requirements. Within the construction service…

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Flying High: IOA, University of Salford and Industry Collaboration

November 20, 2023

By David Waddington, Professor in Environmental Acoustics in the Acoustics Research Centre at the University of Salford The IOA, the University of Sal­ford, and industry partners AcSoft and Noise Consu­ltants Limited (NCL), are working together to prepare students for careers in airport noise. Through combination of classroom instruction, hands-on training,…

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Accelerometers vs Geophones. Which is Best?

October 16, 2023

We had the pleasure of sitting down with out Technical Director, John Shelton to discuss his background and his thoughts on vibration instrumentation past and present. It depends on the application, they are both vibration transducers. Acceleration and velocity are both vibration just different descriptors of vibrations. So in that…

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Where Should Noise and Vibration Monitoring Equipment be Installed on Construction Sites?

October 11, 2023

By Adam Martin, Director at Nova Acoustics When installing noise and vibration monitoring equipment on a construction site, it is important to strategically position the monitoring devices to accurately capture the relevant data. Here are some key considerations for the installation of noise and vibration monitoring equipment: Representative Locations: Install…

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What is Traceability in Calibration?

October 4, 2023

Traceability in calibration refers to the ability to trace the measurement results of a device or instrument back to a known and internationally recognised standard. In essence, it’s a chain of comparisons that ensures the accuracy of measurements. This chain typically includes various levels, starting from the measurement instrument used,…

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Noise & Vibration Monitoring Equipment For Long Term Construction Noise

October 3, 2023

By Adam Martin, Director at Nova Acoustics The Svantek 307A sound level meter, Svantek SV 803 vibration meter and SvanNet system offer several benefits for monitoring noise and vibration on a construction site: Accuracy and Reliability: The Svantek 307 and SV 803 are high-quality meters known for their accuracy and…

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Developments in Vibration Instrumentation

September 26, 2023

We had the pleasure of sitting down with out Technical Director, John Shelton to discuss his background and his thoughts on vibration instrumentation past and present. Within the last 5 years, what do you think have been the biggest developments in vibration instrumentation? Low power digital signal processes. You can…

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What Was Your First Experience with Vibration Instrumentation?

September 21, 2023

We had the pleasure of sitting down with out Technical Director, John Shelton to discuss his background and his thoughts on vibration instrumentation past and present. With the B&K 2209, octave filter sets allowed you to do octave analysis, however only one octave at a time with no real time…

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