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Last edited 19 Aug 2017
UKAS accreditation for sound absorption testing
In August 2017, BSRIA announced it has extended its United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation to include sound absorption testing in accordance with BS EN ISO 354:2003 and BS EN 11654:1997.
BSRIA provides acoustic testing to determine the sound absorption coefficient and rating of sound absorption for a range of materials including; insulation, carpets, wall panels, ceiling tiles and office screens.
The sound absorption testing extends BSRIA’s UKAS accredited acoustic testing services, which also include determination of sound power levels in accordance with BS EN ISO 3741:2010 and BS EN 12102:2013. Testing is carried out in the BSRIA thermally controlled acoustic facility, which is a 210 m³ reverberation chamber.
Rebecca Hogg, Acoustic Consultant, who manages the acoustic test facility, said; “The UKAS accredited sound absorption testing extends out existing acoustic services and provides the customer with the assurance they are getting internationally recognised quality test data. With an increased importance placed on acoustics in the built environment, it is essential that manufacturers, designers and installers have confidence in the acoustic performance data of sound absorbing materials.”
UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.
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