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Insta-Mold Custom Hearing Protection

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Insta-Mold is a CE and EN certified ‘instant’ hearing protector. With turnaround times within hours rather than days and an SNR protection of between 21dB and 29dB Insta-Mold is well placed for the UK and EU Industrial markets. Insta-Mold can be manufactured in-house (with appropriate training) or undertaken through site visits. Insta-Mold Custom Hearing Protection… Read more »

General noise levels within a factory will vary between areas and processes. Although noise levels may be high in some areas it may be that few employees are actually exposed to it whilst other ‘quieter’ tasks may impact directly upon employees. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 determine that you should understand the… Read more »

Approved Document E – sound testing

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Approved Document E of the Building Regulations was amended in July 2003 to include housing, flats, rooms for residential purposes and schools. The objectives of the revised Approved Document E, Resistance to the passage of sound was to provide a comprehensive guide for achieving for architects, building control officers and others involved in the design… Read more »

  Resistance to airborne and impact sound depends upon the combined mass of the existing floor and the independent layers. Often the most effective way of achieving the required Approved Document E (ADE) sound insulation performance between two flats that are built one above the other is the independent or ‘dropped’ ceiling. Independent ceilings have… Read more »

The acoustics of the recorder

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We are all familiar with the recorder, most of us may have played it at school and now some of us may be experiencing (or suffering) it again at the hand of a keen primary school child. The instrument itself is simple, the use of an air jet creates a vibrational energy source within a… Read more »

The thermal insulating benefit and sustainability of lightweight aerated concrete blocks such as Aircrete, Celcon, Thermalite, Toplite and Durox  makes them a popular building material in new builds, conversions and renovations. However, aerated concrete block construction does require additional acoustic consideration to avoid Approved Doc E pre-completion sound insulation test failures. What causes the problem?… Read more »

Ideal Hearing Protection has launched their range of Insta-Mold custom hearing protection to the motorsports markets in an around the Kettering area. Ideal Hearing Protection is the latest Insta-Mold agent to be associated with Soundguard Acoustics. Insta-Mold is an ‘instant’ CE certified hearing protector designed for industrial, motorsport and shooting markets. With an SNR attenuation… Read more »

Did you know that Guiness uses acoustics to create a perfect pint of their black stuff? The surger is a device, first launched in Tokyo, that send ultra-sonic waves through the drink allowing the dissolved gases to effervesce and is now used in bars across the world. The ultra-sonic waves passing through the Guinness is… Read more »

The toxic truth about disposable earplugs

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It is not disputed that earplugs protect from the noise exposure risks of industrial processes, shooting and motorsport and that the single-use disposable earplug remains the most common type of hearing protection in use today. In fact, the familiar 3M E-A-R Classic earplug is still commonly used in workplaces despite them being commercially introduced as… Read more »

Where possible, Soundguard Acoustics will provide preliminary test results before we leave the site. We will follow this up with a fully documented and signed report with the ANC online access to your test certificates which will be emailed to you within 5 – 7 working days of your test. This can then be submitted… Read more »