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    Standard Test Method for Conducting Outdoor Sound Measurements Using a Digital Statistical Sound Analysis System

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-03-2014

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1This test method covers the measurement of outdoor sound levels at specific locations using a digital statistical sound analysis system and a formal measurement plan.

    1.1.1This test method provides basic requirements for obtaining either a single set of data or multiple sets of related data. However, because there are numerous circumstances and varied objectives requiring multiple sets of data, the test method does not address planning of the measurement program.

    1.2The use of results of measurements performed using this test method include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1.2.1To characterize the acoustical environment of a site,

    1.2.2To characterize the sound emissions of a specific sound source which exhibits a temporal variation in sound output, and

    1.2.3To monitor the effectiveness of a noise impact mitigation plan.

    1.3This test method is intended to be used in conjunction with a measurement plan that references this test method. Changes or additions to the provisions of this test method shall be clearly stated in the plan.

    1.3.1In the event it is necessary, for example, because of time constraints, to conduct measurements without first formalizing a plan, this test method can be used if an operator/observer whose qualifications are satisfactory to both the performing organization and the client is present at all times during the measurements and who complies, to the extent possible, with all the applicable requirements of this test method, including record keeping.

    1.4The data obtained using this test method enable comparison of sound level data with appropriate criteria.

    1.4.1The data obtained with this test method can be used in the derivation of loudness levels provided the necessary requirements regarding sample duration and signal bandwidth are observed in collecting the data. It is recommended that a specialist in the area of loudness evaluation be consulted in preparing a plan for measurements intended to produce data which will be used for this purpose.

    1.5The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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    Committee E 33
    Document Type Test Method
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM E 1686 : 2016 Standard Guide for Applying Environmental Noise Measurement Methods and Criteria
    ASTM E 1780 : 2012 Standard Guide for Measuring Outdoor Sound Received from a Nearby Fixed Source
    ASTM E 1014 : 2012 Standard Guide for Measurement of Outdoor A-Weighted Sound Levels
    ASTM E 2813 : 2018 Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning
    ASTM C 634 : 2013 : EDT 1 Standard Terminology Relating to Building and Environmental Acoustics

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    ASTM E 1014 : 1984 : R1995 : EDT 1 Standard Guide for Measurement of Outdoor A-Weighted Sound Levels
    ASTM E 1686 : 2010 : EDT 1 Standard Guide for Applying Environmental Noise Measurement Methods and Criteria
    ASTM E 1780 : 2004 Standard Guide for Measuring Outdoor Sound Received from a Nearby Fixed Source
    ASTM E 1686 : 2002 Standard Guide for Selection of Environmental Noise Measurements and Criteria
    ASTM C 634 : 2013 : R2021 Standard Terminology Relating to Building and Environmental Acoustics
    ASTM E 1014 : 1984 : R2000 Standard Guide for Measurement of Outdoor A-Weighted Sound Levels
    ASTM E 1780 : 2012 Standard Guide for Measuring Outdoor Sound Received from a Nearby Fixed Source
    ASTM E 1780 : 1996 Standard Guide for Measuring Outdoor Sound Received from a Nearby Fixed Source
    ASTM E 1014 : 2012 : R2021 Standard Guide for Measurement of Outdoor A-Weighted Sound Levels
    ASTM E 1686 : 1996 Standard Guide for Selection of Environmental Noise Measurements and Criteria
    ASTM E 1686 : 2003 Standard Guide for Selection of Environmental Noise Measurements and Criteria
    ASTM E 1686 : 2016 Standard Guide for Applying Environmental Noise Measurement Methods and Criteria
    ASTM E 1014 : 2008 Standard Guide for Measurement of Outdoor A-Weighted Sound Levels
    ASTM E 1780 : 2012 : R2021 Standard Guide for Measuring Outdoor Sound Received from a Nearby Fixed Source
    ASTM E 1014 : 2012 Standard Guide for Measurement of Outdoor A-Weighted Sound Levels
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