Acoustic testing to meet your needs

As the construction envirnonment increasingly works towards densely populated offices and mixed use complexes, the associated regulations have a creative impact on the way architects approach acoustics. As needs become increasingly diverse, the ability to tailor acoustic testing to customers’ precise requirements becomes an essential ingredient in project success.

Exova operates a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1762 in the UK and a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 4559 in the Middle East, where we meet a range of accreditations including ASTM and BS EN ISO standards. We have the flexibility to work to your individual needs, conducting trials on your own materials or on samples that we can provide.

Sound transmission and absorption services

Knowing the acoustic absorption levels of architectural materials and the behaviour of sound reverberation prior to build can be vital. Our sound absorption tests can be conducted in our reverberation chambers, assessing the performance of absorption materials such as acoustic panels and baffles in noise control.

We also conduct acoustic testing on insulation material such as glasswool and rockwool and on the following products:

  • Doorsets
  • Door seals
  • Glazing systems
  • Penetration and linear joint seals
  • Single leaf partition systems
  • Windows

Site-based acoustic testing

In addition to laboratory acoustic testing, we can conduct analysis on-site for the measurement of sound insulation of separating walls and floors between rooms and of façade elements. Our services apply to a broad range of customers, including window and door manufacturers, plasterboard and partition wall suppliers, and concrete block providers. 

Acoustic camera

This special service allows for the visual representation of the level of sound approaching the camera from different directions. The operation is based on signals coming from 256 individual microphones mounted on a 1.05m dish. The sound from different directions will reach each microphone on the dish at different times. By analysing the delays and comparing them with the sound from different directions, it is possible to indicate the level of sound from any given direction in question. The microphone dish also has a wide angle optical camera for recording live video images. The visual representation of sound levels can be superimposed on the optical picture. Measurements can be taken from 0.5m to infinity, although resolution reduces as distance increases. The high number of microphones also allows for low level noise sources to be measured.

Building acoustic testing

Exova offers accredited sound insulation testing, including airborne insulation tests and impact sound insulation testing of floors. This includes pre-completion testing in accordance with BS EN ISO 140-4:1998 and BS EN ISO 717-1:1997, and post completion sound insulation testing for Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, using the guidance given in Technical Handbooks Section 5, Noise for Domestic Buildings.

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2395 Speakman Dr.,
Mississauga, ON L5K 1B3

Contact: Jordan Church - Operations Manager
Tel: +1 905 822 4111

Fax: +1 905 823 1446

Email: americas@exova.com

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100 Business Center Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Contact: Debra Riley - Materials Analysis Sales Manager
Tel: +1 412-788-1263

Fax: +1 412-788-1283

Email: americas@exova.com

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Street 46, Gate 16, Salwa Industrial Area, P.O. Box 23650,
Doha

Contact: Manohar Nayagar - Operations Manager
Tel: +974 4460 3202

Fax: +974 4460 3246

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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P.O. Box 31775, Street 133, Qasim Road, Dammam 2nd Industrial Area,
Al Khobar 31952

Contact: Adrian Pettitt
Tel: +966 13 8127750

Fax: +966 13 8121837

Email: saudiarabia.lab@exova.com

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Bldg. 2507, Way 6033, Block 260, Al Omran Street Gala, PO Box. 869,
Muscat PC 130

Contact: Robert Mckenzie - General Manager
Tel: +968 24501870

Fax: +968 24595619

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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PO Box 28, Sohar Industrial Estate,
Sohar PC 327

Contact: Robert Mckenzie - General Manager
Tel: +968 26751891

Fax: +968 26751557

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Plot 25, Umm Al Naar (Sas Al Nakhl), P.O. Box: 9191,
Abu Dhabi

Contact: Neil Hold - Operations Manager
Tel: +971 (0)2 558 2345

Fax: +971 (0)2 558 4515

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Al Reem Island, P.O. Box: 9191,
Abu Dhabi Al Reem Island

Contact: Neil Hold - Operations Manager
Tel: + 971 2 558 1031 / 32

Fax: +971 2 558 4515

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Dubai Investment Park – 2
Dubai

Contact: Manoj Kumar - Division Manager
Tel: +971 4 8868715

Fax: +971 4 8856795

Email: dubai.cladding@exova.com

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Plot 598-221, Dubai Investments Park 1, The Green Community, P.O. Box: 34924,
Dubai

Contact: Jason Dodds - Managing Director
Tel: +971 4 885 1001

Fax: +971 4 885 4004

Email: dubai.lab@exova.com

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15th Floor, Al Amiri Towers, TECOM Area, P.O. Box 34924,
Dubai

Contact: Michel Wizenberg - General Manager
Tel: +971 4 439 5800

Fax: +971 4 439 3699

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Po Box 110633, Unit 101, Al Bateen Tower C5, Bainunah Street, Abu Dhabi,
Exova Warringtonfire Abu Dhabi

Contact: Michel Wizenberg - General Manager
Tel: +971 (0) 2 6431398

Fax: +971 (0) 2 667 8797

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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No. 18 Jalan Mega 1/5, Taman Prindustrian Nusa Cemerlang,
Johor Bahru 79200

Contact: Sherly Wijaya - Senior Lab Manager
Tel: +607 509 6822

Fax: +607-509 9835

Email: admaterials.lab@exova.com

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150 Cecil Street #15-01,
Singapore 069543

Contact:
Tel: +65 6372 5600

Fax: +65 6863 3004

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Admaterials Technologies Pte Ltd, 58 Sungei Kadut Loop,
Singapore 729501

Contact: Jinping Lu - Managing Director
Tel: (65) 6362 9066

Fax: (65) 6362 2080

Email: admaterials.lab@exova.com

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Limited Unit C, 18/F., Infotech Centre, 21 Hung to Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon,
Hong Kong Hong Kong

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Via Della Pierina,
Crema 26013

Contact: Luca Cantoni - Operations Manager
Tel: +39 037 389 721

Fax: +39 037 389 7200

Email: crema@exova.com

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Via Del Santo 211,
Padova Limena PD 35010

Contact: Giantonio Toldo - Lab Manager
Tel: + 39 049 610 400

Fax: +39 049 605 228

Email: padova@exova.com

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Unit 29, Blake Mill Business Park, Brue Avenue,
Bridgwater, UK TA6 5LT

Contact: Tom Werner - General Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1278 431143

Email: Europe@Exova.com

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Holmesfield Road
Warrington WA1 2DS

Contact: Matt Bell - European Sales Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1925 655 116

Fax: +44 (0) 1925 655 419

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Unit 3, Wednesbury One, Black Country New Road,
Wednesbury, WS10 7NZ

Contact: Ian Keeling - Operations Manager
Tel: Tel: +44 (0)121 506 7500

Email: europe@exova.com

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Chiltern House, Stocking Lane, Hughenden Valley,
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4ND

Contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 569750

Fax: F: +44 (0) 1494 564895

Email: enquiries@bmtrada.com

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Northpoint, Unit 29, Level 6, 231 North Quay,
Brisbane QLD 4000

Contact: - General Manager
Tel: +61 7 3238 1700

Fax: +61 7 3211 4833

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Unit 2, 409-411 Hammond Road, Dandenong,
Melbourne VIC 3175

Contact: Peter Downer - General Manager
Tel: +61 (0)3 9767 1000

Fax: +61 (0)3 9767 1001

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Suite 2002a, Level 20, 44 Market Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

Contact:
Tel: +61 (0)2 8270 7600

Fax: +61 (0)2 9299 6076

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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