Brüel & Kjær Blog

Case story:  Monitoring noise to prevent mill damage

January 3, 2019

With the goal of increasing productivity and reducing operational downtime on mills, the Australian consultancy Manta Controls has developed an acoustic...

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How weather affects environmental noise measurements

December 20, 2018

The customer wants the report by next week and you are waiting for suitable weather conditions before you can measure. In practice, meteorology requirements...

Building acoustics: sound insulation and how it is evaluated

December 20, 2018

Anyone who has ever been disturbed by neighbours will be acutely aware of the sound insulation properties of the building they live in. Neighbourhood noise...

Is it time to invest in a new sound level or vibration meter?

October 24, 2018

You’ve been working with your trusty old sound level meter for over a decade now. You know it back to front. You can navigate quickly through the setup menus...

The historical milestones that shaped the sound level meter of today

September 28, 2018

With the relentless advance of technology, the sound level meters of today are very different creatures to those of the Sixties. This blog post looks at the...

18 tips for successful sound level meter measurements

September 18, 2018

Conducting sound measurements requires a sound level meter of course, but the sound level meter itself is only one of the many things you need to remember when...

Getting up and running with your new sound level meter

September 11, 2018

If you have recently acquired a Type 2250 or Type 2270 sound level meter and need to get up and running quickly, we have made this article for you. Detailed...

A peek under the hood of a Type 2250 sound level meter

September 10, 2018

Brüel & Kjær has a long history of building sound level meters and many acoustic consultants have trusted this equipment for their daily work. Sound level...

Behind the scenes of a sound level meter calibration

August 31, 2018

Calibrating sound level meters is no simple task, and one that requires strict control of the environment. In this video, Jesper Bo Vedel, Brüel & Kjær’s...

Guide: Lifetime cost of ownership for class 1 sound level meters

August 27, 2018

So you’re looking to purchase a new class 1 sound level meter. There are many options out there, and many factors to take into consideration – the initial...

Sound level meter platform that equips you for any measurement task

August 27, 2018

With a wide range of sound measurement tasks, VM Acoustics needed a sound measurement unit that could serve all their needs reliably.