Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure - Engineering methods for small movable sources in reverberant fields - Part 1: Comparison method for a hard-walled test room (ISO 3743-1:2010)

ISO 3743-1:2010 specifies methods for determining the sound power level or sound energy level of a noise source by comparing measured sound pressure levels emitted by this source (machinery or equipment) mounted in a hard-walled test room, the characteristics of which are specified, with those from a calibrated reference sound source. The sound power level (or, in the case of noise bursts or transient noise emission, the sound energy level) produced by the noise source, in frequency bands of width one octave, is calculated using those measurements. The sound power level or sound energy level with frequency A-weighting applied is calculated using the octave-band levels.
The method specified in ISO 3743-1:2010 is suitable for all types of noise (steady, non-steady, fluctuating, isolated bursts of sound energy, etc.) defined in ISO 12001.
The noise source under test may be a device, machine, component or sub-assembly. The maximum size of the source depends upon the size of the room used for the acoustical measurements (see 4.2).
The test environment that is applicable for measurements made in accordance with ISO 3743-1:2010 is a hard-walled test room with prescribed acoustical characteristics.
Information is given on the uncertainty of the sound power levels and sound energy levels determined in accordance with ISO 3743-1:2010, for measurements made in frequency octave bands and for A-weighted frequency calculations performed on them. The uncertainty conforms to ISO 12001:1996, accuracy grade 2 (engineering grade).

Akustik - Bestimmung der Schallleistungs- und Schallenergiepegel von Geräuschquellen aus Schalldruckmessungen - Verfahren der Genauigkeitsklasse 2 für kleine, transportable Quellen in Hallfeldern - Teil 1: Vergleichsverfahren in einem Prüfraum mit schallharten Wänden (ISO 3743-1:2010)

1.1   Allgemeines
Dieser Teil von ISO 3743 legt Verfahren für die Bestimmung des Schallleistungs- oder Schallenergiepegels einer Geräuschquelle fest, wobei die von dieser Geräuschquelle (Maschine oder Gerät) abgestrahlten Schalldruckpegel bei Aufstellung in einem Prüfraum mit schallharten Wänden und festgelegten Eigenschaften mit denen von einer kalibrierten Vergleichsschallquelle verglichen werden. Der von der Geräuschquelle erzeugte Schallleistungspegel (oder der Schallenergiepegel bei Impulsen oder anderen Geräuschen kurzer Dauer) in Oktavbändern wird aus diesen Messungen berechnet. Der A bewertete Schallleistungs- oder Schallenergiepegel wird aus den Oktavbandpegeln berechnet.
1.2   Art der Geräusche und der Geräuschquellen
Das in diesem Teil von ISO 3743 festgelegte Verfahren ist für alle in ISO 12001 definierten Arten von Geräuschen geeignet (gleichförmige, ungleichförmige, schwankende, Einzel-Schallimpulse usw.).
Die zu untersuchende Geräuschquelle kann ein Gerät, eine Maschine, Komponente oder Baugruppe sein. Die maximale Größe der Geräuschquelle hängt von der Größe des für die akustischen Messungen verwendeten Raums ab (siehe 4.2).
1.3   Messumgebung
Die für Messungen nach diesem Teil von ISO 3743 verwendbare Messumgebung ist ein Prüfraum mit schallharten Wänden und vorgeschriebenen akustischen Eigenschaften.
1.4   Messunsicherheit
Es werden Angaben zur Unsicherheit der nach diesem Teil von ISO 3743 bestimmten Schallleistungs- und Schallenergiepegel bereitgestellt, und zwar für Messungen in Oktavbändern und für Berechnungen von A bewerteten Ergebnissen aus diesen Messungen. Die Unsicherheit entspricht der Genauigkeitsklasse 2 nach ISO 12001:1996.

Acoustique - Détermination des niveaux de puissance acoustique et des niveaux d'énergie acoustique émis par les sources de bruit à partir de la pression acoustique - Méthodes d'expertise en champ réverbéré applicables aux petites sources transportables - Partie 1: Méthode par comparaison en salle d'essai à parois dures (ISO 3743-1:2010)

Akustika - Ugotavljanje ravni zvočnih moči in ravni zvočne energije virov hrupa z zvočnim tlakom - Inženirske metode za majhne premične vire v odmevnih poljih - 1. del: Primerjalna metoda za preskušanje v prostoru z zvočno refleksijskimi (odbojnimi) stenami (ISO 3743-1:2010)

Ta del ISO 3743 določa metode ugotavljanja ravni zvočne moči ali ravni zvočne energije vira hrupa s primerjavo izmerjenih ravni zvočnih tlakov, ki jih oddaja ta vir (stroji ali oprema), nameščen v prostoru z zvočno refleksijskimi (odbojnimi) stenami, katerega značilnosti so določene z tistimi iz kalibriranega referenčnega vira zvoka. Raven moči zvoka (ali v primeru prodorov hrupa ali prehodnimi emisijami hrupa raven zvočne energije), ki jo proizvede vir hrupa v frekvenčnih pasovih širine ene oktave, je izračunana z uporabo teh merjenj. Raven moči zvoka ali raven energije zvoka, pri kateri je uporabljeno A-uteženja, se izračuna z uporabo ravni oktavnega pasu.

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Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise
sources using sound pressure - Engineering methods for small movable sources in

reverberant fields - Part 1: Comparison method for a hard-walled test room (ISO 3743-

1:2010)
Akustik - Bestimmung der Schallleistungs- und der Schallenergiepegel von

Geräuschquellen aus Schalldruckmessengen - Verfahren der Genauigkeitsklasse 2 für

kleine, transportable Quellen in Hallfeldern - Teil 1: Vergleichsverfahren in Prüfräumen

mit schallharten Wänden (ISO 3743-1:2010)
Acoustique - Détermination des niveaux de puissance acoustique et des niveaux

d'énergie acoustique émis par les sources de bruit a partir de la pression acoustique -

Méthode d'expertise en champ réverbéré applicable aux petites sources transportables -

Partie 1: Méthode par comparaison (ISO 3743-1:2010)
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Acoustics - Determination of sound power levels and sound
energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure -
Engineering methods for small movable sources in reverberant
fields - Part 1: Comparison method for a hard-walled test room
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Acoustique - Détermination des niveaux de puissance et Akustik - Bestimmung der Schallleistungs- und

d'énergie acoustiques émis par les sources de bruit à partir
Schallenergiepegel von Geräuschquellen aus

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réverbéré applicables aux petites sources transportables - 2 für kleine, transportable Quellen in Hallfeldern - Teil 1:

Partie 1: Méthode par comparaison en salle d'essai à Vergleichsverfahren in einem Prüfraum mit schallharten

parois dures (ISO 3743-1:2010) Wänden (ISO 3743-1:2010)
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Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................3

Annex ZA .............................................................................................................................................................4

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Foreword

The text of ISO 3743-1:2010 has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 43 “Acoustics” of the

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Relationship between this European Standard and the
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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 3743-1
Second edition
2010-10-01
Acoustics — Determination of sound
power levels and sound energy levels of
noise sources using sound pressure —
Engineering methods for small movable
sources in reverberant fields
Part 1:
Comparison method for a hard-walled
test room
Acoustique — Détermination des niveaux de puissance et d'énergie
acoustiques émis par les sources de bruit à partir de la pression
acoustique — Méthodes d'expertise en champ réverbéré applicables
aux petites sources transportables
Partie 1: Méthode par comparaison en salle d'essai à parois dures
Reference number
ISO 3743-1:2010(E)
ISO 2010
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Contents Page

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope......................................................................................................................................................1

2 Normative references............................................................................................................................1

3 Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................2

4 Test room and size of noise source under test..................................................................................6

5 Instrumentation and measurement equipment ..................................................................................7

6 Definition, location, installation, and operation of noise source under test...................................8

7 Measurement procedure.....................................................................................................................10

8 Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels ....................................................12

9 Measurement uncertainty...................................................................................................................16

10 Information to be recorded.................................................................................................................19

11 Test report............................................................................................................................................21

Annex A (normative) Sound power level and sound energy level under reference meteorological

conditions.............................................................................................................................................22

Annex B (normative) Calculation of A-weighted sound power levels and A-weighted sound

energy levels from octave band levels..............................................................................................24

Annex C (informative) Guidelines on the development of information on measurement uncertainty ....26

Bibliography......................................................................................................................................................35

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Foreword

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Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent

rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

ISO 3743-1 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 43, Acoustics, Subcommittee SC 1, Noise.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 3743-1:1994), which has been technically

revised.

ISO 3743 consists of the following parts, under the general title Acoustics — Determination of sound power

levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure — Engineering methods for small

movable sources in reverberant fields:
⎯ Part 1: Comparison method for a hard-walled test room
⎯ Part 2: Methods for special reverberation test rooms
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Introduction
[1] [7]

This part of ISO 3743 is an element of the series ISO 3740 to ISO 3747 , which specify various methods

for determining the sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources including machinery,

equipment and their sub-assemblies. The selection of one of the methods from the series for use in a

particular application depends on the purpose of the test to determine the sound power level or sound energy

[1]

level and on the facilities available. General guidelines to assist in the selection are provided in ISO 3740 .

[1] [7]

ISO 3740 to ISO 3747 give only general principles regarding the operating and mounting conditions of the

machinery or equipment for the purposes of the test. It is important that test codes be established for

individual kinds of noise source, in order to give detailed requirements for mounting, loading, and operating

conditions under which the sound power levels or sound energy levels are to be obtained.

The method given in this part of ISO 3743 is based on a comparison of the sound pressure levels in octave

frequency bands of a noise source under test with those of a calibrated reference sound source; A-weighted

sound power levels or sound energy levels may be calculated from the octave-band levels. The method is

applied in a hard-walled test room with prescribed acoustical characteristics, where it can be used for small

items of portable equipment. Such a room allows either the sound power levels or the sound energy levels of

the noise source under test to be determined, depending on the character of the noise emitted by the source.

However, this kind of test room is not suitable for larger pieces of stationary equipment which, due to their

manner of operation or installation, cannot readily be moved. The application of the method for use where the

[7]
equipment or machinery is found in situ is described in ISO 3747 .

The methods specified in this part of ISO 3743 permit the determination of the sound power level and the

sound energy level in frequency bands and/or with frequency A-weighting applied.

This part of ISO 3743 describes a method of accuracy grade 2 (engineering grade) as defined in ISO 12001.

[2]

For applications where greater accuracy is required, reference can be made to ISO 3741 or an appropriate

[15][17]

part of ISO 9614 . If the relevant criteria for the measurement environment specified in this part of

ISO 3743 are not met, it might be possible to refer to another standard from this series, or to an appropriate

[15][17]
part of ISO 9614 .
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 3743-1:2010(E)
Acoustics — Determination of sound power levels and sound
energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure —
Engineering methods for small movable sources in reverberant
fields
Part 1:
Comparison method for a hard-walled test room
1 Scope
1.1 General

This part of ISO 3743 specifies methods for determining the sound power level or sound energy level of a

noise source by comparing measured sound pressure levels emitted by this source (machinery or equipment)

mounted in a hard-walled test room, the characteristics of which are specified, with those from a calibrated

reference sound source. The sound power level (or, in the case of noise bursts or transient noise emission,

the sound energy level) produced by the noise source, in frequency bands of width one octave, is calculated

using those measurements. The sound power level or sound energy level with A-weighting applied is

calculated using the octave-band levels.
1.2 Types of noise and noise sources

The method specified in this part of ISO 3743 is suitable for all types of noise (steady, non-steady, fluctuating,

isolated bursts of sound energy, etc.) defined in ISO 12001.

The noise source under test may be a device, machine, component or sub-assembly. The maximum size of

the source depends upon the size of the room used for the acoustical measurements (see 4.2).

1.3 Test environment

The test environment that is applicable for measurements made in accordance with this part of ISO 3743 is a

hard-walled test room with prescribed acoustical characteristics.
1.4 Measurement uncertainty

Information is given on the uncertainty of the sound power levels and sound energy levels determined in

accordance with this part of ISO 3743, for measurements made in frequency octave bands and for A-weighted

frequency calculations performed on them. The uncertainty conforms to ISO 12001:1996, accuracy grade 2

(engineering grade).
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 5725 (all parts), Accuracy (trueness and precision) of measurement methods and results

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ISO 6926, Acoustics — Requirements for the performance and calibration of reference sound sources for the

determination of sound power levels

ISO 12001:1996, Acoustics — Noise emitted by machinery and equipment — Rules for the drafting and

presentation of a noise test code

ISO/IEC Guide 98-3, Uncertainty in measurement — Part 3: Guide to the expression of uncertainty in

measurement (GUM:1995)
IEC 60942:2003, Electroacoustics — Sound calibrators

IEC 61260:1995, Electroacoustics — Octave-band and fractional-octave-band filters

IEC 61672-1:2002, Electroacoustics — Sound level meters — Part 1: Specifications
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
sound pressure
difference between instantaneous pressure and static pressure
[19]
NOTE 1 Adapted from ISO 80000-8:2007 , 8-9.2.
NOTE 2 Sound pressure is expressed in pascals.
3.2
sound pressure level

ten times the logarithm to the base 10 of the ratio of the square of the sound pressure, p, to the square of a

reference value, p , expressed in decibels
L = 10lg dB (1)
where the reference value, p , is 20 µPa
[18]
[ISO/TR 25417:2007 , 2.2]

NOTE 1 If specific frequency and time weightings as specified in IEC 61672-1 and/or specific frequency bands are

applied, this is indicated by appropriate subscripts; e.g. L denotes the A-weighted sound pressure level.

[19]

NOTE 2 This definition is technically in accordance with ISO 80000-8:2007 , 8-22.

3.3
time-averaged sound pressure level
p,T

ten times the logarithm to the base 10 of the ratio of the time average of the square of the sound pressure, p,

during a stated time interval of duration, T (starting at t and ending at t ), to the square of a reference value,

1 2
p , expressed in decibels
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⎡⎤2
pt()dt
⎢⎥T
⎢⎥1
L = 10 lg dB (2)
pT,
where the reference value, p , is 20 µPa

NOTE 1 In general, the subscript “T” is omitted since time-averaged sound pressure levels are necessarily determined

over a certain measurement time interval.

NOTE 2 Time-averaged sound pressure levels are often A-weighted, in which case they are denoted by L , which is

pA,T
usually abbreviated to L .
[18]
NOTE 3 Adapted from ISO/TR 25417:2007 , 2.3.
3.4
single event time-integrated sound pressure level

ten times the logarithm to the base 10 of the ratio of the integral of the square of the sound pressure, p, of an

isolated single sound event (burst of sound or transient sound) over a stated time interval T (starting at t and

ending at t ) to a reference value, E , expressed in decibels
2 0
⎡⎤2
pt()dt
L = 10 lg dB (3)
2 −10 2
where the reference value, E , is (20 µPa) s = 4 × 10 Pa s
NOTE 1 This quantity can be obtained by L +10 lg dB , where T = 1 s
pT, 0

NOTE 2 When used to measure sound immission, this quantity is usually called “sound exposure level”

[18]
(see ISO/TR 25417:2007 ).
3.5
measurement time interval

portion or a multiple of an operational period or operational cycle of the noise source under test for which the

time-averaged sound pressure level is determined
NOTE Measurement time interval is expressed in seconds.
3.6
comparison method

method by which the sound power level or sound energy level of a noise source under test is determined from

a comparison of the sound pressure levels produced by the source under test with those of a reference sound

source of known sound power output, when both sources are operated in the same environment

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3.7
hard-walled test room

room in which the acoustical reflectivity of all room surfaces (including the floor and ceiling) is high over the

frequency range of interest
3.8
reverberant sound field

that portion of the sound field in the test room over which the influence of sound received directly from the

source is negligible
3.9
sound absorption coefficient

at a given frequency and for specified conditions, the relative fraction of sound power incident upon a surface

which is not reflected
3.10
reference sound source
sound source meeting specified requirements

NOTE For the purposes of this International Standard, the requirements are those specified in ISO 6926:1999,

Clause 5.
3.11
frequency range of interest

for general purposes, the frequency range of octave bands with nominal mid-band frequencies from 125 Hz to

8 000 Hz

NOTE For special purposes, the frequency range can be reduced, provided that the test environment, reference

sound source, and instrument specifications are satisfactory for use over the modified frequency range. The frequency

range can be extended downwards as far as the 63 Hz octave band, but cannot be extended upwards beyond the

8 000 Hz band. Any reduced or extended frequency range is clearly indicated as such in the report.

3.12
reference box

hypothetical right parallelepiped terminating on the floor of the test room on which the noise source under test

is located, that just encloses the source including all the significant sound radiating components and any test

table on which the source is mounted

NOTE If required, the smallest possible test table can be used for compatibility with emission sound pressure

measurements at bystander positions in accordance with the ISO 11200 to ISO 11204 series.

3.13
background noise
noise from all sources other than the noise source under test

NOTE Background noise includes contributions from airborne sound, noise from structure-borne vibration, and

electrical noise in the instrumentation.
3.14
background noise correction

correction applied to the measured sound pressure levels to account for the influence of background noise

NOTE 1 Background noise correction is expressed in decibels.

NOTE 2 The background noise correction is frequency dependent; the correction in the case of a frequency band is

denoted K , where f denotes the relevant mid-band frequency, and that in the case of A-weighting is denoted K .

1f 1A
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3.15
sound power

through a surface, product of the sound pressure, p, and the component of the particle velocity, u , at a point

on the surface in the direction normal to the surface, integrated over that surface

[19]
[ISO 80000-8:2007 , 8-16]
NOTE 1 Sound power is expressed in watts.

NOTE 2 The quantity relates to the rate per time at which airborne sound energy is radiated by a source.

3.16
sound power level

ten times the logarithm to the base 10 of the ratio of the sound power of a source, P, to a reference value, P ,

expressed in decibels
L = 10lg dB (4)
where the reference value, P , is 1 pW

NOTE 1 If a specific frequency weighting as specified in IEC 61672-1 and/or specific frequency bands are applied, this

should be indicated by appropriate subscripts; e.g. L denotes the A-weighted sound power level.

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NOTE 2 This definition is technically in accordance with ISO 80000-8:2007 , 8-23.

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[ISO/TR 25417:2007 , 2.9]
3.17
sound energy

integral of the sound power, P, over a stated time interval of duration T (starting at t and ending at t )

1 2
J = Pt()dt (5)
NOTE 1 Sound energy is expressed in joules.

NOTE 2 The quantity is particularly relevant for non-stationary, intermittent sound events.

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[ISO/TR 25417:2007 , 2.10]
3.18
sound energy level

ten times the logarithm to the base 10 of the ratio of the sound energy, J, to a reference value, J , expressed

in decibels
L = 10 lg dB (6)
where the reference value, J , is 1 pJ
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SIST EN ISO 3743-1:2010
ISO 3743-1:2010(E)

NOTE If a specific frequency weighting as specified in IEC 61672-1 and/or specific frequency bands are applied, this

should be indicated by appropriate subscripts; e.g. L denotes the A-weighted sound energy level.

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[ISO/TR 25417:2007 , 2.11]
4 Test room and size of noise source under test
4.1 Reference box

In order to assist in specification of the size of the test room, the reference box shall first be delineated. The

reference box is a hypothetical surface defined by the smallest right parallelepiped that just encloses the noise

source under test. The noise source under test shall be taken to include all significant sources of sound

emission, including auxiliary equipment which cannot either be removed or adequately quietened, and the

reference box shall be extended appropriately. When defining the dimensions of the reference box, elements

protruding from the source which are not significant radiators of sound may be disregarded.

4.2 Volume of test room and size of noise source under test

The volume of the test room shall be at least 40 m , and at least 40 times the volume of the reference box.

3 3

In rooms with volumes between 40 m and 100 m , the largest dimension of the reference box shall not

exceed 1,0 m. In rooms with volumes greater than 100 m , the largest dimension of the reference box shall

not exceed 2,0 m.
4.3 Acoustical properties of test room

A hard-walled room shall be used. This means that the sound absorption coefficient of any portion of any

boundary surface shall not exceed 0,20 at all frequencies within the frequency range of interest. Most ordinary,

unfurnished rooms without special acoustical treatment (e.g. acoustical ceilings and/or absorptive wall

coverings) comply with this requirement. Table 1 gives guidelines.
Table 1 — Acceptable and unacceptable rooms
Acceptable rooms Unacceptable rooms
Nearly empty rooms w
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