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Vehicle Noise Measurement with Logging, Integrating Meter

Exhaust Noise
Exhaust Noise
Exhaust Noise Measuring Sound Level Vehicle Noise Kit

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VNK162B
CAD $3375.00
Class 2 Vehicle Noise Measurement Kit, Logging, Integrating
Lead time 1 week

VNK161B
CAD $4792.00
Class 1 Vehicle Noise Measurement Kit, Logging, Integrating
Lead time 1 week
CK309
CAD $227.00
Case for Vehicle Noise Kit
Lead time 1 week

CM220
CAD $64.00
Tripod Mount
Lead time 1 week

CT1
CAD $105.00
Small Tripod
In stock

CT6
CAD $85.00
Vehicle Noise Measurement Template
Lead time 1 week

ZL151
CAD $254.00
Vehicle Noise Remote Push Button
Lead time 1 week

ZL205
CAD $179.00
5m Microphone Extension Cable
Lead time 1 week

The delivery price is calculated during checkout based on your location and the goods ordered. Our basic delivery prices are:

Delivery within Canada: $53.00

Delivery Service: Four working days*

* For products that are in stock and the order received by midday.

VNK162B
CAD $3375.00
Class 2 Vehicle Noise Measurement Kit, Logging, Integrating
1 week

VNK161B
CAD $4792.00
Class 1 Vehicle Noise Measurement Kit, Logging, Integrating
1 week

Features

  • Kit includes everything needed
  • Automatically calculates averages
  • Data logging, integrating sound level meter
  • Operation by one person

Applications

  • Vehicle exhaust noise measurement
  • ISO 5130 noise assessments
  • Roadside, test station and motor sport venues
  • Stationary vehicle sound tests
  • Car, light truck and motorcycle noise levels
  • Meter can be used for many other applications

Overview

The VK162B and VK162B Vehicle Noise Measurements Kits include everything you need to make sound level checks on car, motorcycle and truck exhausts. As the kit is designed specifically for vehicle noise measurement, the sound level meter has a mode that takes the average from three measurements as required by ISO 5130 similar standards. This version of the kit includes a data logging, integrating sound level meter and software.

Single Person Operation

As the kit includes a microphone extension cable and remote measurement button, the processes of setting up the microphone and making the measurements can be done by a single person. The operator can sit in the vehicle controlling the engine speed while starting the measurement and averaging process at the same time.

Vehicle Noise Kit Contents

The standard VNK162B and VNK162B Vehicle Noise Kits include the following parts:

Measuring Exhaust Noise

Vehicle noise measurements are generally carried out in line with the ISO 5130 standard and other similar measurement standards. In this case the microphone should be positioned 0.5m from the exhaust outlet at an angle of 45°. The engine is brought up to the speed specified by the standard (it varies a little for different vehicles) and a measurement is made. This is repeated three times and the sound level meter calculates the LArep as required.

A 0.5m stick with 45° template is included with the kit to assist quick and correct positioning of the microphone.

Once the microphone is in place, the operator can sit in the driver's seat, controlling the engine revs and operating the sound level meter at the same time.

 

making the vehicle noise measurement
Making the Vehicle Noise Measurement

Optimus Red Sound Level Meter

This Vehicle Noise Measurement Kit includes an Optimus Red integrating sound level meter. This will be either the CR161B or CR162B depending on whether you choose the Class 1 or Class 2 version.

This meter can be used for general surveys but also for any applications that demand the use of an Integrating Sound Level Meter. It is particularly suited to occupational noise assessments around factories and workshops. Software is included to download the measurements and produce reports.

You can find out more about this integrating sound level meter on the Optimus Red web page.

Higher Spec Meter?

If you also carry out environmental noise surveys then have a look at the Vehicle Noise Kit with Environmental Meter. It has all the features of this kit but adds environmental noise measurements. We can supply Vehicle Noise Kits with any of the meters from the Optimus Range.

The Meter

The meter can be easily removed from the vehicle noise kit and used as a hand-held sound level meter for other applications. The main features of the meter are:

  • Class 1 or Class 2
  • 120 dB measurement range
  • "A", "C" and "Z" frequency weightings
  • Fast, Slow and Impulse response
  • Integrated, averaging parameters such as LAeq
  • Data logging with software for download and reporting

This meter is suitable for many applications, including occupational noise assessments in line with the noise at work regulations.

Sound Level Meter

StandardsIEC 61672-1 Class 1 or Class 2
ANSI S1.4 and ANSI S1.43 Type 1 or Type 2
Measurement Range20 to 140 dB RMS
Noise FloorClass 1 < 18 dB(A), Class 2 < 21 dB(A)
Weight300g, 10 oz
Power4 x AA Alkaline for typically 12 hours operation
Memory4GB
Time History10ms, 62.5ms, 100ms, 125ms, 250ms, 1/2 sec, 1 sec or 2 sec
Voice TagUp to 30 seconds of audio notes with each measurement
IntegratorsEU, OSHA HC & OSHA NC, OSHA HC & ACGIH, MSHA HC & MSHA EC, Custom

For more detailed specifications of the hand-held sound level meter please visit the Optimus Red CR162B / CR161B integrating sound level meter page.

Sound Level Calibrator

StandardsIEC 60942 Class 1 or Class 2
ANSI S1.40 Class 1 or Class 2
Sound Level94.0dB ± 0.2dB
Frequency1 kHz ± 1%
Distortion< 2%
Power1 x 9v (PP3, 6LR61, 6F22

For more detailed information please visit the Class 1 Calibrator or Class 2 Calibrator page.