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The doseBadge noise dosimeter mounts on a worker's shoulder to measure and store the noise exposure throughout the working day or shift. The doseBadge contains a rechargeable battery, microphone and acoustic processor, all inside a strong metal case that clips on to the worker's clothing or overalls. It is well positioned to measure the noise levels close to the ear.
The doseBadges are controlled using a Reader (included in the CK110/x kits). The Reader communicates with the doseBadge over an infra-red link, like a TV remote control. This means you can mount the doseBadge on the worker and, once you have finished fitting it, start the actual measurement.
The Reader also includes a sound level calibrator to check the function of each doseBadge before use. This is a requirement of the noise at work regulations and HSE guidelines.
The doseBadge is designed to measure occupational noise exposure in areas with high sound levels (above 70 dB) to determine whether the noise levels need to be reduced or hearing protection provided.
It has programmable settings to satisfy the occupational noise regulations from around the world as well as satisfying the European and UK noise at work regulations.
The doseBadge noise dosimeter is the part that mounts on the worker's shoulder. It is a small, lightweight device that should not interfere with the worker's duties.
The doseBadge is mounted on the worker's shoulder using two clips. Other mounting methods are available.
Weighing just 51g (1.8oz), the doseBadge has no cables or controls, making it safer around machinery and limiting the effects of tampering.
The dosimeter should be fitted to the worker at the start of the day or working shift and left to measure the total noise exposure.
The main noise measurements taken by the doseBadge depend on the settings and the regulations being followed. For the UK and EU regulations in line with the Physical Agents (Noise) Directive the following measurements are provided:
To satisfy other regulations around the world, the doseBadge can use an exchange rate of 3dB, 4dB or 5dB. It has dual channels, with channel 1 configurable and channel 2 set to make ISO 3dB measurements.
The doseBadge can be set to indicate when the maximum allowed noise exposure has been exceeded (e.g. 85 dBA for 8 hours). Under normal conditions, the blue LED flashes once every second. When the noise exposure limit is exceeded, it flashes twice every second.
Leave the doseBadge measuring for the full working shift...
The measurements can be viewed on the Reader's built in graphic screen or they can be transferred to a computer for storage, analysis and reporting. The Reader can download a number of doseBadges before the measurements are transferred to a computer, so it is only necessary to carry the Reader on site.
The doseBadge kits include the NoiseTools software, which is used to download the measurements from the Reader and produce noise reports.
The NoiseTools software runs on a Windows PC, supporting versions 7, 8 and 10. There are no licence restrictions so it can be installed on as many computers as needed.
Although doseBadges and Readers can be bought individually, they are usually included in a complete noise measurement kit that includes everything you need to make noise at work measurements.
The CK110/x kits include:
|doseBadges||Standard kits include 1, 2, 3, 5 or 10 doseBadge dosimeters, but other quantities can be supplied|
|Reader||One Reader unit is used with multiple doseBadges|
|Calibrator||Built in to the Reader unit|
|doseBadge Mounts||One mount for each doseBadge|
|Charger||For charging the doseBadge batteries|
|Software||The NoiseTools software|
|Certificates||Calibration certificates for each doseBadge and Reader (calibrator)|
|Carrying Case||Holds all doseBadges, Reader, charger and manuals|
Windshield The doseBadge windshield not only reduces the noise from strong wind but also provides additional protection against light rainfall, dust and the noise generated by knocks against the microphone.
Helmet Mount These allow the doseBadge to be fitted on the side of a helmet that is fitted with earmuff mounts. Three types of mount are available to suit the most common helmets.
Keyfob Remote Control The Keyfob can be used instead of the Reader to Start and Stop the doseBadge. You still need a Reader to calibrate and reset the doseBadge but the Keyfob is much more handy for use in the field.
|Standards||IEC 61252:1993 Personal Sound Exposure Meters|
|ANSI S1.25:1991 Personal Noise Dosimeters Class Designation 2AS-90/80-5|
|Reader's Acoustic Calibrator to IEC 60942:2003 Class 2|
|Range||70 dB(A) to 130 dB(A) RMS|
|120 dB(C) to 140 dB(C) Peak|
|Stored Functions||All configurations:|
|doseBadge Settings, Calibration Record|
|Measurement Duration, Highest Peak (C) Sound Level|
|Overload, Battery Status|
|115 dB(A) Maximum Sound Level Exceeded|
|1 Minute Time History of: LAeq (3dB), Lavg (4dB or 5dB), Peak (C) Level, Battery Level|
|For 3dB Exchange Rate:|
|LAeq, LEX,8h, LAE, % Dose, Exposure (Pa2h)|
|Estimated % Dose, Estimated Exposure (Pa2h)|
|For 4dB & 5dB Exchange Rates:|
|Lavg, TWA, % Dose|
|Estimated % Dose|
|Weightings||"A" for all RMS measurements.|
|"C" for Peak Sound Pressure|
|Configuration||ISO (Q=3, Time=None)|
|OSHA (Q=5, Time=Slow)|
|Exchange Rate (3dB, 4dB or 5dB)|
|Criterion Level (80dB, 85dB, 87dB, 90dB)|
|Criterion Time (8hrs, 12hrs, 16hrs, 18hrs)|
|Threshold (None, 80dB, 85dB, 90dB)|
|Time Weighting (None, "S" (Slow))|
|Memory||CR:110A doseBadge: up to 24 hours of data in a single measurement|
|RC:110A Reader: up to 999 individual doseBadge measurements|
|Power||doseBadge: NiMH rechargeable battery|
|Reader: 2 x AA/LR6 with auto power switch off|
|CU:195A Mains Power Supply with UK, EU or US plug|
|Outputs||doseBadge: Infrared to RC:110A Reader Unit|
|Reader: USB 2.0 to computer|
|Dimensions||Microphone Apex Ø13.0mm,Base Ø47mm,Height 38mm|
|Weight||doseBadge: 45gms (1.6oz)|
|Reader: 400gms (14oz)|
|Temperature||-10 °C to +50 °C Operating|
|-20 °C to +60 °C Storage|
|Humidity||Up to 95%RH Non-Condensing|