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Noise Assessments for Electrical or Mechanical Plant

In order to obtain approval for planning, a properly performed noise impact assessment must be usually the initial step.

Noise Survey & Impact Assessment

A thorough sound impact assessment, and specifically one that is based on the guidelines in BS 4142: 2014 could mean the difference between the planning consent or a negative decision notice!

Do you have a noise impact assessment blocking your potential to make your plans move forward? Learn if our services can aid you.

What is what is a BS 4142 Noise Assessment?

The British Standard describes how to evaluate the sound that is industrial , commercial and commercial type. For instance, it can be used to determine the level of sound generated by manufacturing process or fixed plant. In essence, BS 4142:2014 tells us how to assess the levels of sound produced in the outdoors through work. Then, it describes how to use the data to determine the effect on nearby residential areas.

The most recent update of this document was supported by a significant amount of knowledge gained through the earlier versions. In addition to the actual experience, the new guidelines also benefit from the advancement of information derived from research conducted in recent fields of acousticsand human perception and health.

The response to the sound is a subjective. It is a fact that the response to sound can vary from individual to. It can also be dependent on a variety of other variables. The factors that affect it includethe degree to which the noise source is when compared to other sounds in the vicinity as well as the level of the sound; and the general attitudes towards the person who is creating the noise.

In this regard, BS4142:2014 is attentive to the how sound is interpreted in the context. It also recognizes the distinction between noise and sound. The term “sound” refers to something which can be measured with an appropriate measurement device like an audio level meter. Noise however is a result of human perception. Therefore it is commonly described in the form of “unwanted sounds”.

Noise Evaluations to be used for Electrical or Mechanical Plants

One of the most important reasons to use the BS4142 assessment, is to evaluate the noise emissions of externally mounted mechanical and electrical plants. While assessing the vibration and noise of open or construction sites might require an alternative assessment procedure, the majority of industrial or commercial processes can be suitable for the BS 4142 test.

If you’d like to know whether a noise survey as per BS 4142 or BS 4142 is what you need you can contact us to have a no-obligation discussion about your situation.