• BS EN 61252:1997+A2:2017

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    Electroacoustics. Specifications for personal sound exposure meters

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  04-04-2018

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Sound exposure is a physical measure that accounts for both the sound pressure and its duration, at a given location, through an integral-over-time of the square of instantaneous frequency-weighted sound pressure.


    This International Standard is applicable to instruments for measurement of A-frequency-weighted sound exposure resulting from steady, intermittent, fluctuating, irregular, or impulsive sounds. Instruments complying with the specifications of this International Standard are intended to be worn on a person to measure sound exposure. Measurements of sound exposure in the workplace may be useful for determinations of occupational noise exposure, in accordance with ISO1999 and ISO9612.


    This International Standard specifies acoustical and electrical performance requirements for personal sound exposure meters of one accuracy grade. The accuracy grade corresponds to that for an integrating sound level meter which complies with the Type2 requirements of IEC60804 for an A-weighted sound pressure level range from 80dB to 130dB and a nominal frequency range from 63Hz to 8kHz.


    Tolerances on deviations of an instrument\'s performance from specified design goals represent the performance capabilities of practical instruments. Personal sound exposure meters are required to operate within the tolerances of this International Standard over specified ranges of environmental conditions.

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    Committee EPL/29
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current
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