ASTM E3091 - 17

    Standard Specification for Systems to Measure Sound Levels

    Active Standard ASTM E3091 | Developed by Subcommittee: E33.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.06


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification is for measurement systems used in making sound pressure level measurements in buildings in accordance with ASTM standards and guides. Systems for making sound pressure level measurements in other environments are not addressed in this specification. A future expansion of this specification may include these environments. The systems addressed include one or more microphones and associated components to process the output of the microphone measurement system conforms to a sound level meter specification it is sufficient to specify the category of precision and accuracy required by the measurement system and that direction is given in the user manual for proper use. Where the system is composed of components, specifications are given for microphone type and orientation, filters and windscreens.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C423 Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method

    C634 Terminology Relating to Building and Environmental Acoustics

    E90 Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements

    E492 Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies Using the Tapping Machine

    E1111 Test Method for Measuring the Interzone Attenuation of Open Office Components

    E1130 Test Method for Objective Measurement of Speech Privacy in Open Plan Spaces Using Articulation Index

    E2964 Test Method for Measurement of the Normalized Insertion Loss of Doors


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.140.50 (Electroacoustics); 91.120.20 (Acoustics in building. Sound insulation)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E3091-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM E3091-17, Standard Specification for Systems to Measure Sound Levels, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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