A handheld sound pressure meter simplifies the recording of industrial sound levels to protect the health and safety of employees and minimise costs that arising from any illness or legal action
SKF has developed a handheld sound pressure meter to simplify the recording of industrial sound levels, protecting the health and safety of employees and minimising the costs that arise from illness and legal action. The portable TMSP 1 device can be carried around to carry out checks quickly and simply, minimising time and costs, said SKF.
The ergonomic instrument uses an electret condenser microphone to pick up environmental noise of between 30 to 130dB and then produces a sound reading in decibels on the handset.
The device is extremely simple to use, said SKF to manufacturingtalk, featuring a backlit display for improved visibility in poorly lit environments and displaying results either digitally or as a bar graph for quick analysis.
The TMSP 1 can be used with no special training, once again, reducing the cost of health and safety processes.
The SKF sound pressure meter is able to offer dBA and dBC scale weightings for either general sound level measurements or low frequency noise recordings.
Fast or slow time weightings can be selected, making it possible to take an average measurement where noise levels are fluctuating.
The device can withstand a wide range of operating temperatures, making it suitable for hostile industrial applications.
Able to take accurate readings at +/-1.5dB, the TMSP 1 can record noise levels either quantitatively or qualitatively depending on user requirements.
To simplify the taking of measurements over a prolonged period, the device can be mounted on a tripod and an alarm set to sound when the noise level exceeds minimum or maximum acceptable levels.
The robust instrument has a typical battery life of over 50h, with an automatic power-off option to conserve energy, enabling multiple readings to be taken over extended timescales without charging.
The TMSP 1 is supplied in a carrying case with a range of accessories, including a windshield, to ensure accurate readings in wind speeds over 10m/s, a calibration screwdriver, a jack for external outputs and an alkaline battery.
The device is fully compliant with IEC651 type 2 and ANSI S1.4 type 2 regulations for sound level meters.