This spreadsheet provides estimations and/or default values of Sound Powerand/or Sound Pressure Level for common industrial equipments (fans,compressors, pumps, turbines, etc).Sound Power Level (SWL) is defined as sound radiated from an equipment/asource which depends only on its operating parameters such as RPM, kW, etc.It does not depend on distance. While Sound Pressure Level (SPL) is definedas sound heard by a receptor from an equipment/a source at certain distance.So, SPL is correlated with SWL. At certain conditions, SPL may becomenoise (unwanted sound).This spreadsheet contains four sheets, started by this sheet 'Introduction' andsequentially followed by sheets 'Main Sheet', 'Data1', and at the end 'Data2'.'Main Sheet' is where estimations of SWL and SPL are done. Default valuesare also provided in this sheet. Sheet 'Data 1' is for data required for estimatingSWL of fans. While sheet 'Data 2' is data required for estimating SWL of casing of diesel and/or gas-driven engine and transformers.
Need to remember!!!!!!!
All estimated and default SPLs (
) are for uncontrolled sounds. SPLsestimated in this spreadsheet are only depended on distance (1 meter). Theydo not take into account control factors like barriers and other control efforts.
Bies, David A. & Hansen, Colin H. 2003. “Engineering Noise Control:Theory and Practice”. 3
Edition. Taylor & Francis
Prepared by: Muhamad Nizar
Sounds of Equipments