Road traffic noise, noise at the workplace, operating noise of machinery, etc.: various types of problem require comprehensive expertise in acoustic matters. Based on long-standing experience, TÜV AUSTRIA is able to offer many expert services in this field of environmental protection.
Whether you require measurements directly at the noise source or at immission points, short-term or long-term measurements: we have state-of-the-art measuring equipment and specially trained employees at our disposal for the most varied demands.
The result: objective and valid measurement results as a basis for assessments and further courses of action.
TÜV has been at the forefront of acoustic engineering in Austria for 25 years and is notified by the European Commission in accordance with Directive 2000/14/EC. Furthermore, TÜV AUSTRIA is an accredited testing, inspection and certification body in the field of acoustics.
TÜV AUSTRIA offers the following services regarding acoustics:
- Measuring acoustic emissions
- Production monitoring with regard to acoustic aspects
- Certifying quality management systems
- Advice in preparing conformity assessments
- Advice in establishing internal monitoring
- Assessing noise reduction measures
- Reviewing various design and redevelopment options
- Simulation and propagation calculations
- Problem-solving strategies
- Assistance in dealing with the authorities
TÜV AUSTRIA has particular experience in the following fields:
- Energy supply
- Mining law-compliant plants
- Small and medium-sized enterprises
- Noise at the workplace (CE marking for machinery)
- Construction machinery
- Building acoustics
- Road and railway noise
- Redevelopment measures
Noise emitted by outdoor machinery
In July 2000, Directive 2000/14/EC (Directive on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors) came into force. As of Federal Law Gazette No. 249/2001, this Directive has been incorporated into Austrian law.
It defines types of machinery that must be marked with a sound power level, specifies sound power limit values for certain types of equipment, includes regulations concerning the measurement of sound power and determines monitoring processes and procedures in preparing declarations of conformity.
There are 57 models (from construction machines to gardening equipment) that are required to display the sound power level. Some of these must additionally keep to the even more rigorous limit value introduced in 2006. A declaration of conformity is a prerequisite for selling these machines on the European market, as is a mark specifying the guaranteed sound power level and the CE mark.
TÜV AUSTRIA is notified by the European Commission (Notified Body 0408) according to Directive 2000/14/EC and is thus qualified to perform measurements on equipment within the meaning of the Directive.
To facilitate entry into the conformity assessment procedure and to learn about the requirements and regulations of the Directive, TÜV AUSTRIA offers all Austrian manufacturers and importers of affected equipment a concise, one-off consultation at a competitive price.