Claims Understanding Acoustic Performance Data Guide will explain what is being measured to obtain acoustic data and why
Saying that acoustic data is important and useful, BSRIA has announced launching BG 41/2012 – Understanding Acoustic Performance Data Guide – a publication with the avowed aim to explain what is being measured to obtain acoustic data and why.
Pointing out that with more awareness of noise issues and many developments occurring in already built-up areas, BSRIA explained that it was essential to provide an accurate specification of the noise emitted by building services equipment, heat pumps located in residential areas, kitchen extract systems, pumps in plant rooms, which were all areas where noise issues could occur.
BSRIA added that acoustic testing was important to manufacturers as it enabled them to provide valuable data about noise emitted by their product and that the noise measurements could then be used for product development and meeting the requirements of planning and accreditation schemes. Acoustic data was also useful for specifiers, as it enabled them to make an informed decision when selecting a product for installation, it said.
According to BSRIA, the guide is broken down into the following sections:
- What is measured?
- Why measure?
- Examples of acoustic performance data
- Information about current standards and legislation
The guide, said BSRIA, is priced at £30, which is the full price, while it is available at £15 to BSRIA members, and added that those wishing to order the guide could contact email@example.com.