Pulsar Sound Level Meter Achieves Germany's PTB Type Approval

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Pulsar Instruments Plc, leading manufacturer of noise measurement products, has announced that the Model 45 Class 1 Sound Level Meter from its flagship Nova series has been awarded with regulatory type approval from the Physikalisch- Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). The German National Metrology Institute (PTB) is the highest federal authority and research institute for science and technology. It is a highly respected and recognised authority around the world in the verification of correct and reliable measurements. Having passed a series of gruelling tests, the Nova Model 45 Sound Level Meter was awarded its certificate and now belongs to an exclusive club of just a few meters officially recognised for their high accuracy against international standards. This is a tremendous recognition for a product that was launched only a few years ago.

Pulsar Nova has enjoyed, in recent years, strong commercial success around the world and is the instrument of choice for professionals who are serious about health and safety compliance. It provides users with all the key parameters required under the legislation for noise at work measurements. The meter is also extremely versatile and easy to use. It is suitable for basic, but also advanced noise surveys, depending on the application, with the option of 1:1 octave band filters, TWA, noise dose and Ln values as well as the calculation and prescription of hearing protection.

This latest approval means that Pulsar Instruments, proves its right to stay on a par with some of the largest manufacturers in the world, providing customers with a world class instrument and provides peace of mind when conducting occupational noise measurements. PTB approval will be useful to any safety professionals who value precision, reliability and quality when undertaking acoustic testing in the work environment. This will be of particular interest for government agencies and bodies, laboratories or noise consultants who, by law, require type approval such as provided by the PTB to support the accuracy of their noise measurements in complex legal cases. PTB approval is highly regarded in Germany but also throughout Europe and the world.

The Pulsar acoustic calibrator Model 105, used alongside the Nova Model 45, to verify the accuracy of the meter before and after noise measurements, is also PTB approved, allowing a perfect combination for accurate workplace noise monitoring.

Sarah Brack, Managing Director, said: “We are delighted that our Nova Model 45 has been recognised officially by such a prestigious and respected laboratory such as the German PTB. At a time when the market is awash with so many meters, it is reassuring for our customers to know that they are offered an instrument that has undergone stringent independent laboratory tests, before they embark on any noise monitoring. This will cement the reputation of Pulsar Instruments further as a serious manufacturer with a strong desire to raise the bar in acoustic measurement”.

Pulsar Nova Model 45 Sound Level Meter
Pulsar Nova Model 45 Sound Level Meter

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