CEN - EN ISO 11201
Acoustics - Noise emitted by machinery and equipment - Measurement of emission sound pressure levels at a work station and at other specified positions - Engineering method in an essentially free field over a reflecting plane
|Publication Date:||1 August 2009|
|ICS Code (Noise emitted by machines and equipment):||17.140.20|
This International Standard specific a method for measuring the emission sound pressure levels of machinery and equipment, at a work station and at other specified positions nearby, in an essentially free field over a reflecting plane. A work station is occupied by an operator. It may be located in open space in the room where the source operates, or in a cab fixed to the source, or in an enclosure remote from the source. One or more specified positions may be located in the vanity of a work station, or in the vicinity of an unattended machine. As some of these positions may be occupied occasionally or regularly, they are sometimes referred to as bystander positions.
Emission sound pressure levels are measured as A-weighted and, if required, C-weighted peak, and in frequency bands.
NOTE 1 The contents of this and related international Standards are summarized table 1 of ISO 11200:1995.
This International Standard specifies requirements for the engineering grade of accuracy on the test environment and instrumentation. Corrections are applied for background noise, but not for the acoustic environment. Instructions are given for the installation and operation of the machine under test and for the choice of microphone positions for the work station and for other specified positions. The purpose of the measurements is to permit comparison of the performance of different units of a given family of machinery or equipment, under defined environmental conditions and standardized mounting and operating conditions. The data obtained may also be used for the declaration and verification of emission sound pressure levels as specified in ISO 4871.
NOTE 2 At any given position in relation to a particular machine, and for given mounting and operating conditions, the emission sound pressure levels determined by the method of this International Standard will in general be lower than the directly measured sound pressure levels for the same machine in the typical workroom where it is used. This is due to reverberation and the contributions of other machines. A method of calculating the sound pressure levels in the vicinity of a machine operation alone in a workroom is given in ISO 11690-3. Commonly observed differences are 1 dB to 5 dB, but in extreme cased the difference may be even greater.