Acoustics Testing and Measurement

Audiological Testing and Vibration Measurement

When it’s music in your ears, you obviously enjoy listening to sound. However, continuous exposure to aircraft noise or high levels of noise in the workplace are unhealthy. An objective assessment of noise is the first step in ensuring sufficient noise protection. As a DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025-accredited body, we determine noise emissions from machines, measure and evaluate immissions from industrial or environmental noise, conduct architectural acoustics measurements, and assess the compliance of machines and equipment with European noise protection directives.

Benefits at a Glance

With acoustics measurements and reports from the accredited TÜV Rheinland laboratory, you:

  • Provide a healthier work environment for your employees and peaceful surroundings for your neighbors through adequate noise protection
  • Minimize the liability risk resulting from incorrect noise specifications
  • Comply with the German immissions control regulations and other noise protection directives

Our Areas of Focus

  • Noise testing for appliances and equipment used in water supply installations
  • Noise measurements in the workplace and neighborhood
  • Vibration measurements for equipment and the workplace
  • Noise measurements to ensure compliance with the outdoor directive and conformity assessment procedures

Our Tests

1. Machinery Acoustics

  • Determination of sound power levels
  • Measurement of sound intensity levels in the workplace
  • Laboratory and on-site noise measurements
  • Building acoustics

2. Building Acoustics

  • Information for architects, property developers, and building owners
  • Examination of building noise protection during the planning stage
  • Noise protection measurements for finished buildings
  • Determination of causes and remedies for insufficient noise protection
  • Measurement and assessment of room acoustics
  • Determination of sound absorption levels

3. Noise from Appliances and Equipment for Water Supply Installations

  • We test noise emissions from appliances and issue a general building inspection certificate

4. Noise Emissions in the Workplace and Neighborhood

  • Assessment and measurement for new or modified industrial installations, in response to complaints from neighbors, during urban land use planning, or in concepts for noise remediation and noise protection in the workplace

5. Vibrations in Equipment and in the Workplace

  • Measurement of effects of vibrations on hands and arms
  • Measurement of whole body vibrations
  • Laboratory and on-site vibration measurements
  • Analyses for vibration reduction

Notices of Legal Accreditation

  • VMPA noise protection testing body for quality inspections based on DIN 4109
  • BIBt accredited for testing noise emissions of appliances and equipment for water supply installations and issuing general building inspection certificates
  • Notified body as defined in Section 15 of Directive 2000/14/EC (outdoor directive) and immission control regulations (Section 6, Paragraph 2 of the 32nd Ordinance of the Bundes-Immissionsschutzverordnung (BImSchV))
  • Officially recognized assessor for legal proceedings
Our acoustics and noise protection laboratory is DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025-accredited for all areas of testing.