LABORATORY TESTS

Acoustics and Vibrations

The acoustic behaviour of spaces, building elements and equipment are subject to national regulations under the building acoustics requirements code (RRAE) and the general noise regulations (RGR).

Testing areas (15)
Products (100)

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ACL.20 Laboratory test: Noise emitted by machinery and equipment. Determination of emission sound pressure levels at a work station and at other specified positions in an essentially free field over a reflecting plane with negligible environmental corrections (hemi-anechoic chamber) ISO 11201:2010 Noise emitted by machinery and equipment
ACL.21 Laboratory measurement of impact sound transmission through floor-ceilling assemblies using the tapping machine, IIC Test procedure adapted from standards ASTM 492-09, ASTM 989-21; ASTM E2235-04 Construction products
ACL.23 Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Engineering/ survey methods for use in situ in a reverberant environment ISO 3747:2010 Noise of machinery and equipment
ACL.24 Requirements for the performance and calibration of reference sound sources used for the determination of sound power levels ISO 6926:2016, ISO 6926:2016/AMD 1:2020 Noise sources
ACL.25 Methods of measurement of airborne noise that shall be used for the determination of the measured A-weighted sound power levels of UA classes 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945/EU of 12 March 2019 on unmanned aircraft systems (amended by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1058/EU) Drones / UA / UAV / UAS
ACL.26 Requirements, test methods and performance criteria for fire alarm sounders in a fixed installation EN 54-3:2001; EN 54-3:2001/A1:2002; EN 54-3:2001/A2:2006 Sounders / audible alarms
AIE.01 Low strain impact integrity testing of deep foundations ASTM D 5882-16 Piles
AIE.02 Integrity Testing of Deep Foundations - Ultrasonic Crosshole Testing ASTM D 6760-16 Piles
EQP.17 Determination of the sound power level of heat pumps for domestic hot water EN 12102-2:2019 Heat pump for domestic hot water
TES.06 Evaluation of impulsive vibrations in structures NP 2074:2015 Structures
VBR.01 Determination of the dynamic stiffness of materials used under floating floors in dwellings ISO 9052-1:1989, ISO 7626-5:2019 Materials used under floating floors in dwellings
VBR.02 Dynamic characterisation of anti-vibration mounts for suspended ceilings Internal procedure VBR.02.IE.01 (version no. 3 of May 2020) Anti-vibration mounts for suspended ceilings
VBR.05 Determination of the dynamic stiffness of materials used under floating floors in dwellings, subjected to creep Internal procedure VBR.05.IE.01, ISO 7626-5 Materials used under floating floors in dwellings
VBR.06 Determination of the dynamic stiffness - Laboratory measurement of transfer properties Internal Procedure VBR.06.IE.01 (version no. 2 of May 2020) Resilient elements