Tech Challenge: Creating a Sound Barrier


Take the challenge and see if you are right!

An aircraft manufacturing plant engineer needs to determine at what distance a sound barrier needs to be erected from a riveting machine to protect workers’ hearing. The riveting machine is a source of impulse noise, adding 108 dB(A) in short bursts to the background noise of 80 dB(A).

Which device would be best for creating a thorough noise map of the impulse noise (which would require download of logged data to a PC and software for analysis)?

    A. An advanced sound level meter, like the Quest Technologies SoundPro SE Class 2 1/1 and 1/3 Octave Rta Summary Data Logging with QuestSuite Professional II software.
    B. A digital octave band analyzer, like the Extech® Digital Octave Band Analyzer.
    C. A noise dosimeter, like the Casella USA dBadge Micro Noise Dosimeter Kit.
    D. A sound level monitor with alarm, like the Extech® SL130.

See answer here.

Be the first to comment on "Tech Challenge: Creating a Sound Barrier"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: