BSRIA is delighted to announce that it has extended its scope of UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to include laboratory based acoustic testing. BSRIA provides acoustic testing for a range of HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) products including heat pumps and oil-fired boilers.
Testing is carried out in the BSRIA thermally controlled acoustic facility, which is a 210m3 reverberation chamber. The accredited standards include BS EN ISO 3741:2010 (for determining sound power levels of noise sources in a reverberation chamber) and BS EN 12102:2013 (for determining sound power levels for air conditioners, liquid chilling packages, heat pumps and dehumidifiers – with electrically-driven compressors for space heating and cooling).
Rebecca Hogg, Acoustic Consultant, who manages the thermal acoustic test facility, said: “The extension of our scope complements our existing UKAS accredited testing services and provides the customer with the assurance they are getting internationally recognised quality test data. Precision acoustic data obtained in the laboratory facility is beneficial to customers as noise is an important factor when selecting and installing HVAC equipment.” The UKAS assessor was ‘very impressed’ with what he saw at BSRIA and said: “The laboratory has an excellent facility for the sound power measurements.”