Wind Turbine Noise Surveys to ETSU-R-97
Wind farm noise assessments are a must before the erection of all new wind turbines, with an assessment carried out following ETSU-R-97.
Wind Farm Noise Experts
We work on all sizes of wind farm, from surveys for single turbines to extensive noise modelling assessments for large Section 36 developments across the UK.
Our noise consultants can help the design process from start to finish. Beginning with an initial desktop noise assessment and in some cases a baseline noise survey, through to detailed noise modelling assessments for planning, and noise monitoring post-completion to demonstrate compliance wth ETSU-R-97.
Wind turbine noise surveys can be approached in one of two ways. The first option, is a baseline noise survey carried out at the specific site location. The second, is a desk-based assessment backed up by comprehensive noise modelling and calculations to assess the likely noise assessment on nearby residents.
Wind Turbine Noise Guidelines
ETSU-R-97 "The assessment of noise from wind farms"
Published in 1996, this procedure is suited to assessing noise from large scale 50 kW + wind farms, rather than single turbines, due to the depth of the assessment. However, a simple desktop assessment without a noise survey may be possible.
Institute of Acoustics Good Practice Guide on Wind Turbine Noise
A useful guide published by the governing body of acoustics. This expands on the ETSU methodology by providing guidance on noise surveying locations and procedures, to help simplify a difficult assessment.
Wind Farm Noise Surveys throughout the UK
We regularly travel around the country to carry out wind turbine noise assessments from south England, to west Wales, to North Scotland, and even occasionally over the Irish Sea. Many of our noise surveys are conducted in rural areas near to major UK cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Swansea.
And in some cases, a desktop noise assessment may suffice, so location is no problem!
Give ParkerJones Acoustics a call, where you’ll get a fair and honest evaluation at a competitive price, wherever you need your noise survey.
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