Noise, Sound and Vibration Monitors

Noise, Sound and Vibration Monitors

Sound Level Meters and Noise Dosimeters

Excessive workplace noise exceeding Work Health and Safety Regulations can cause a range of health issues including temporary or permanent hearing loss or tinnitus should noise levels not be correctly managed or failure to implement hearing protection. A noise monitor calculates noise levels by calculating the pressure of the sound waves from the source of the noise. The most common instruments used for measuring noise are the sound level meter (SLM), the integrating sound level meter (ISLM) and the noise dosimeter.

Conducting noise assessments with a sound level meter or noise dosimeter can assist in:

  • Identifying workers at risk of hearing loss.
  • Determining the noise source or process source causing the risk through noise and vibration moitoring.
  • Identifying any noise control measures that are required to be implemented to protect workers.
  • Confirming the effectiveness of existing control measures and whether these need to be adjusted to ensure better protection.

Personal Noise Dosimeters and Sound Level Meters

Excessive workplace noise exceeding Work Health and Safety Regulations can cause a range of health issues including temporary or permanent hearing loss or tinnitus should noise levels not be correctly managed or failure to implement hearing protection. A noise monitor calculates noise levels by calculating the pressure of the sound waves from the source of the noise. The most common instruments used for measuring noise are the sound level meter (SLM), the integrating sound level meter (ISLM) and the noise dosimeter.

Our product range includes:

  • Calibrators and Accessories – To ensure noise measurements are accurate and legally compliant with noise regulations, it is important to calibrate the sound meter before and after taking measurements. There are two types of calibrations, one that is carried out before each measurement using a reference acoustic source such as the QC-10 Acoustic Calibrator from 3M. The second type of calibration is called periodic verification where the instrument is returned to the calibration laboratory for recalibration. Air-Met Scientific offers a range of acoustic calibrators and accessories to assist with your noise monitoring requirements.
  • Noise and Sound Monitors - Noise monitors are used to measure noise in various industrial applications. This is to ensure noise levels are within the set standards and workers are protected against the risk of hearing damage. The instruments commonly used to measure noise are sound level meters (SLM), integrating sound level meters (ISLM) and noise dosimeters. Air-Met offers a wide range of Personal Noise Dosimeters and Sound Level Meters. Whether you are looking for low-cost and easy to use noise monitors such as the NI 100 Noise Indicator or a noise monitor with a waterproof microphone for more complex noise monitoring applications, Air-Met Scientific has the range and experience to help you select the best instrument for your application.

  • Vibration Meters – Vibration meters are available in two categories, whole-body vibration and hand-arm vibration. Whole Body Vibration is measured through the use of an accelerometer which is placed within the seat pad the operator sits on. The SV 100A Wireless Whole-Body Vibration Exposure Meter is a suitable device for taking measurements on the seat and seat-back. Hand-arm vibration is caused by operating hand-held power tools or by holding materials being processed by machines. The SV 103 Personal Human Vibration Exposure Meter is the world’s first HAV exposure meter. It can be attached to the user’s arm to measure personal vibration in the workplace. Vibration meters are used to ensure employees are not overexposed to vibration due to the operation of machinery. It is used as a countermeasure to prevent health risks caused by vibration such as back pain, damage to nerves and aggravation of existing injuries.

To find the right sound level meters or noise dosimeter for your workplace monitoring needs, contact our team at one of our six locations across Australia today.