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Sound Testing in Flats

We have undertaken thousands of sound tests on many types of projects that that require sound testing such as blocks of flats, HMOs and semi-detached houses. These may be new […]

Posted on Oct 11, 2018

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Particulate Testing to Cleanrooms

Clean room facilities such as pharmaceutical and Semiconductor and manufacturers are examples of environments that require demanding ongoing air monitoring and periodic certification.  An accurate air monitoring and testing system […]

Posted on Sep 04, 2018

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The Four Reasons for Cleanroom Contamination

Throughout all cleanroom facilities, maintaining strict cleanliness and maintaining the highest standards is a monumental challenge. Everything, both inside and outside of the cleanroom, is a potential source of contamination. […]

Posted on Sep 04, 2018

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Impact Sound Testing

Impact sound testing is usually only undertaken to floors. This test is different; a calibrated Norsonic ‘tapping machine’ which comprises of five ‘hammers’ driven up and down by a cam […]

Posted on Aug 02, 2018

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What is Airborne Sound Testing?

Airborne sound testing is undertaken to walls & floors. Firstly a controlled noise is generated by an amplifier and loudspeaker across a broad range of frequencies. The generated noise is […]

Posted on Aug 02, 2018

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Reduce Noise Complaints by Improving Floor Layouts

Clients often contact us complaining of noise disturbance from adjoining properties. in many instances the noise problems could have been negated if careful planning had been undertaken at the design […]

Posted on Jul 20, 2018

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Why Good Acoustic Design is Important

The importance of good acoustic design and construction should never be under-estimated. If a project fails the sound insulation testing at the precompletion stage, it may need costly remedial work […]

Posted on Jul 17, 2018

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The Four Elements to Good Sound Proofing

Customers often ask how they can improve soundproofing on their developments. The first thing to understand is the basic of soundproofing design and construction. If you understand the basics, you’ll […]

Posted on Jul 16, 2018

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What is Sound Testing?

Sound testing is a requirement of Approved Document E to assess the sound insulation performance of party walls and floors between dwellings. Sound testing is usually required once the property […]

Posted on Jul 12, 2018

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Reverberation Noise in Common Areas 

Clients often ask us if they need to treat all the common parts within their block of flats to satisfy Requirement E3 (Reverberation in the common internal parts of buildings […]

Posted on May 15, 2018

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Improving Room Layouts Can Reduce Noise Disturbance 

In all cases, the location and layout of rooms within dwellings will play an important role in relation to the levels of subsequent ambient or background noise that surrounds the […]

Posted on May 11, 2018

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Sound Flanking Pathways Identified During Sound Testing

Since Building Regulations Part E was introduced, we have literally undertaken thousands of sound tests throughout London and the South East; and as such we have built up considerable knowledge […]

Posted on May 02, 2018

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Careful Acoustic Design Considerations

Achieving good airborne and impact sound isolation requires careful acoustic design considerations. Two key areas that need to be addressed when improving a floor construction are the airborne aspect (TV […]

Posted on Apr 30, 2018

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Cleanroom Particulate Testing and Validation

To minimise particle contamination it is important to build separate environments, called cleanrooms that allow particle limits to be maintained at measurable and controllable levels. It is essential that cleanrooms […]

Posted on Apr 16, 2018

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The Different Types of Particle Counters

We use the latest Airborne Particulate Counters to undertake Particle Testing to Clean Rooms. Many people assume that’s the only type of Particle Counters; however, there are many varieties of […]

Posted on Apr 16, 2018

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Air Handling Systems for Clean Rooms

Clean rooms need a lot of air and usually at a controlled temperature and humidity. This means that in most clean room facilities the Air Handling Units (AHU) consume over […]

Posted on Mar 19, 2018

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Building a Robust Cleanroom

Here at APT Sound Testing we often get asked questions such as such as what is a cleanroom?  and what are the essential elements that one needs to know about […]

Posted on Mar 19, 2018

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Testing Cleanroom Environments

All Cleanroom process environments must remain unfailingly clean, so merely filtering the factory’s air is inadequate. To minimise particle contamination it is important to build separate environments, called cleanrooms. These […]

Posted on Mar 12, 2018

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Evaluation and Certification of Cleanrooms

There are many different clean room testing certifications, all of which may occur in any of three different stages: As Built: A cleanroom certified “As-Built Facility” defines a cleanroom fully […]

Posted on Mar 07, 2018

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Our Cleanroom Validation Services

APT Sound Testing carries out cleanroom validation services for your facilities, in accordance with the Orange Guide and the current ISO standards. In the event of contamination it is important […]

Posted on Mar 02, 2018

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Fume Cupboard Testing Methods

APT Sound Testing offer a wide range of testing services to meet the needs of our clients across all cleanroom industries from automotive to Nano Production. For every test we […]

Posted on Mar 01, 2018

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The Test Criteria for Fume Cupboards

All fume cupboards should be maintained in line with manufactures recommendations and performance thresholds, including expected face velocity and containment values, recommended and confirmed by them at the time of […]

Posted on Feb 27, 2018

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Fume Cupboard and LEV Testing

Fume cupboards are some of most important pieces of equipment within cleanrooms. Undertaking periodic testing of fume cupboards LEV are essential when it comes to protecting your personnel from hazardous […]

Posted on Feb 23, 2018

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Potential Hazards In Clean Room Facilities

There are many potential hazards in clean rooms, so maintaining the health and safety and adhering to the high standards of a controlled cleanroom environment requires thorough training and routine […]

Posted on Feb 16, 2018