Laboratory Sound Tests

Our Hemel Hempstead Laboratory can be utilised to carry out UKAS accredited tests / measurements of:

  • Airborne sound insulation (Sound Reduction Index – BS EN ISO 10140-2:2021, BS EN ISO 140-3:1995, BS EN 20140-10:1992)
  • Impact sound insulation  (BS EN ISO 10140-2&3:2021, BS EN ISO 140-6:1998)
  • Impact improvement (BS EN ISO 10140-3:2021, BS EN ISO 140-8:1998)
  • Sound absorption (BS EN ISO 354:2003, BS EN ISO 11654:1997)
  • Equipment and machine noise emissions (BS EN ISO 3743-1:1995 & 2010, BS EN ISO 3744:1995 & 2010)
  • Lawnmower noise (carried out off-site, ISO 11094:1991)
  • Traffic noise barriers (BS EN 1793-1&2:1998, BS EN 1793-1:2017, BS EN 1793-2:2018, BS EN 1793-3:1998)

In each of the above cases the results are rated in accordance with the relevant associated Standard.  Please see our UKAS No. 0483 Schedule of Accreditation (opens in a new window) for full details of the measurements covered by our UKAS accreditation.

In addition to the types of measurements detailed above AIRO is able to carry out tests to other similar Standards as well as developing bespoke research and development projects.

We routinely test:

  • Wall and partition constructions (airborne sound insulation and sound absorption)
  • Floor constructions (airborne and impact sound insulation, sound absorption)
  • Floor overlay systems and carpets (impact improvement)
  • Windows and doors (airborne sound insulation)
  • Ventilation units (airborne sound insulation)
  • Noise barriers

The purpose of the testing can be for:

  • Demonstrating compliance with customer specifications
  • Product development
  • Technical data for product marketing

If you are unsure of the best tests to carry out we would be pleased to discuss your requirements with you and assist you with developing an appropriate programme.