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Acoustics Testing

Domestic appliances

Contact    

Claire Lomax
t: +44 (0)161 295 3030
e: c.lomax1@salford.ac.uk

We offer a broad range of services to manufacturers of domestic appliances.  For example, standard tests might include the measurement of sound absorption using the impedance tube or the measurement of sound power in the reverberation room.  Recent research projects include the development  of a Hybrid Virtual Acoustic Prototype for the auralisation of domestic appliance noise funded by Innovate UK. 

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

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

UKAS Accredited Calibration Services

Other traceable standard test services we offer include:

Sound Insulation 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

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

domestic appliances

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

Product noise modelling and auralisation

Sound quality testing and analysis

Noise source tracking/localisation

Sound and vibration source characterisation

Transfer path analysis / source path contribution analysis

Noise source rank ordering and treatment

Vibration testing

Vibration isolator characterisation (dynamic stiffness measurements)

Virtual acoustic prototypes