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Acoustics Testing

Building and Construction

Contact            

Danny McCaul
t: +44 (0)161 295 4615
e: d.j.mccaul@salford.ac.uk

We offer a broad range of test services to the building and construction industry ranging from standard tests of sound insulation and sound absorption through to large bespoke research projects.  For general enquiries relating to the building and construction sectors please contact Danny McCaul or follow the links below to the specific test you require below for the point of contact.  

The following tests are quality assured to ISO/IEC 17025:

Sound Insulation testing to BS EN ISO 10140-2 / BS EN ISO 140-3 / BS EN ISO 717-1

Reduction of Impact to BS EN ISO 10140-3 / BS EN ISO 140-8 / BS EN ISO 717-2

Sound Absorption to BS EN ISO 354

Road Traffic Noise Reducing Devices to BS EN 1793-1, BS EN 1793-2 & BS EN 1793-3

Sound Power to BS EN ISO 3744:2010 / BS EN 60704-2-1:2015

UKAS Accredited Calibration Services

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Other traceable standard test services we offer include:

Sound Power testing to BS EN ISO 3741 / BS EN ISO 3743 / BS EN ISO 3745 / BS EN ISO 3744:2010 / BS EN 60704-2-1:2015

Impedance tube testing for normal incidence sound absorption and transmission loss

Sound intensity methods to BS EN ISO 9614-1:2009 / BS EN ISO 9614-3:2009 / BS EN ISO 15186-3:2010

Ventilation duct silencer testing BS EN ISO 7235:2009 / BS EN ISO 11820:1997

We also offer a broad range of non-standard measurements, diagnostic testing and R&D services including:

Structure borne noise & Vibration prediction

Noise source tracking/localisation

Sound and vibration source characterisation

Transfer path analysis / source path contribution analysis

Noise source rank ordering and treatment

Product noise modelling and auralisation

Vibration testing e.g. with Polytec laser interferometer or Guralp force-feedback accelerometers

Vibration isolator characterisation (dynamic stiffness measurements)