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Noise Dose Meter Type 4442 and
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BE1632 11
Noise Dose Meter
Type 4442
and
Logging Noise Dose Meter
Type 4443

Revision December 2000

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Copyright 2000, Brel & Kjr Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form
or by any means without prior consent in writing from Brel & Kjr Sound & Vibration Meas-
urement A/S, Nrum, Denmark.

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Contents
1. Getting Started .................................................................................................................... 1
1.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 2
1.2 Display ............................................................................................................................... 2
1.3 Keys ................................................................................................................................... 3
1.4 Installation of the Battery and Microphone ................................................................... 3
1.5 Mounting the Noise Dose Meter ..................................................................................... 4

2. Operation ................................................................................................................................. 5
2.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 6
2.2 Performing an Acoustic Calibration ................................................................................ 6
2.3 Setting up a Measurement .............................................................................................. 8
2.4 Making a Dose Measurement.......................................................................................... 8
2.5 Recalling Dose Data ....................................................................................................... 10
Reviewing Data From the Current Measurement ................................................... 10
Reviewing Stored Data.............................................................................................. 10
Printing a Standard Report ....................................................................................... 11
2.6 Using the Dose Meter as a Sound Level Meter............................................................. 12
2.7 Selecting and Changing Options ................................................................................... 13
Reviewing Option Settings ....................................................................................... 13
Changing the Time and Date Settings ..................................................................... 14
Changing the Timer and Duration Settings (Type 4443 only) ................................ 14

3. Specifications ....................................................................................................................... 17

Index ........................................................................................................................................... 21

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Chapter 1

Getting Started

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Chapter 1 Getting Started
Introduction

1.1 Introduction
Please review this manual to get the most out of your Noise Dose Meter Type 4442
and/or Logging Noise Dose Meter Type 4443.

This chapter provides an overview of the display and keypad. See Chapter 2 for
detailed operation instructions.

1.2 Display
Fig.1.1 The various display items appear when the relevant function is activated

Recording Data

Measurement Pause

Battery Condition Frequency Weighting

For Selecting
Overload Active Options

Current Units

Measurement ID
Current Data or Time
or Current Date

Current Operating Mode


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Keys

1.3 Keys
Fig.1.2 Detailed key operations are illustrated in Chapter 2

Display

ON/OFF key Scroll key, for scrolling


through stored data
Arrow keys (Up, Down,
Right, Left), for selecting
active options within the
current display

Menu key, for changing


the operating mode
Start/Pause key, for
starting, pausing and Enter key, confirms
restarting measurements actions of other keys

Stop key, stops a measurement


(must be confirmed by the Enter key) 000255

1.4 Installation of the Battery and Microphone


Fig.1.3 Battery installation

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Connect a new 6LR61 or equivalent 9 V battery to the terminals in the battery com-
partment (see Fig.1.3).

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Mounting the Noise Dose Meter

With the instrument switched off, insert the lead connector of the microphone
(MM 0111) into the socket at the top end of the case. Make sure the red dot on the
connector is facing the front of the meter. Remove the connector by pulling on the
knurled sleeve. Do not twist or try to remove the connector by pulling on the cable.

1.5 Mounting the Noise Dose Meter


For measurement of personal noise dose, the microphone should be positioned ap-
proximately 10 cm from the ear (Fig.1.4). It can be attached to a workers collar, hat,
helmet, etc. The meter can then be secured in a breast pocket, to a belt or waist-
band.

Fig.1.4 The microphone can conveniently be clipped to a collar and the noise dose
meter inserted in a breast pocket

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Introduction

2.1 Introduction
All dose meter operations are performed by simple keystroke sequences as de-
scribed in this chapter.

2.2 Performing an Acoustic Calibration


Perform a field accuracy check each time the instrument is switched on. Use Sound
Level Calibrator Type 4231 and do the following:

1. Fit the microphone into Coupler DP 0952 supplied with the dose meter, making
sure it is pushed firmly into contact with the shoulder in the coupler cavity.

2. Fit the coupler (with the microphone attached) into Type 4231, pushing firmly to
ensure that it fits snugly.

Note: To aid removal, the coupler flange does not fit closely against the calibrator
housing.

3. Switch the calibrator on and follow the steps listed on the following page, once
the Start Up sequence of displays has finished.

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Performing an Acoustic Calibration

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

1. Switch the The Start Up messages show:


instrument on Instrument type
Serial number (when set)
Print (when a printer cable is
connected)
Firmware version
Current date and time
Battery condition
Last measurement mode

2. Change the The OPTION mode enables


operating mode calibration and a range of
other operations (see section
repeat 2.7)

Note: Set the level on the Type


4231 Sound Level Calibrator to
114

3. Enable a level The and keys are now


change enabled. The display shows the
current sound level

4. Change the Press or . The indicated


indicated level or level rises (falls) 0.05 dB each
time you press the key. Adjust
to correct the level to 114.0 dB

5. Confirm the The calibration level is now set


calibration level and will be stored by the
microphone assembly

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Setting up a Measurement

2.3 Setting up a Measurement

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

1. Change the The SET UP mode is for


operating mode selecting a standard or user-
defined measurement setup.
repeat The first display always shows
the currently loaded setup (for
example: OSHA dose
measurement)

2. Select another Select the required setup:


setup OSHA dose procedures
DOD dose procedures
repeat ISO 85 dose procedures
ISO 90 dose procedures
SLM (see section 2.6)

3. Load the The loaded message indicates


selected setup that the setup is now active (for
example: ISO procedure with
90 dB criterion)

2.4 Making a Dose Measurement

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

1. Change the The DOSE mode is for making


operating mode dose measurements. Dose data
is saved in the next available
repeat memory space

2. Start the The instrument waits until the


measurement next whole clock minute,
displaying the pause icon (II)
and counting the seconds
down to zero

The REC icon indicates that the


instrument is storing dose data

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Making a Dose Measurement

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

3. Inspect data The duration of the current


from the measurement is displayed as
current hh:mm:ss
measurement

4. Inspect further Data from the current The display cycles through data
data from the measurement from the current measurement.
current The display is updated as the
measurement repeat measurement progresses

5. If required: The paused measurement The pause icon (II) is shown.


Press this key again to resume
the measurement

6. If required: Pressing these keys


simultaneously locks the
and keypad and display to prevent
unauthorised tampering

7. If required: Pressing these keys


simultaneously unlocks the
and keypad and display to restore
normal operation

8. Stop the The Stop? query must be


measurement confirmed within 3 seconds to
stop the measurement

9. Confirm the The measurement stops


stop

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Recalling Dose Data

2.5 Recalling Dose Data


Measurement data is stored in the DOSE operating mode and is accessed using the
key. Current data can be inspected while the instrument is recording. When the
instrument is stopped, stored data can be retrieved and displayed.

2.5.1 Reviewing Data From the Current Measurement

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

1. Inspect data from This shows the dose value


the current accumulating during the current
measurement measurement. The value is
updated as the measurement
progresses

2. Inspect further Data from the current The display cycles through data
data from the measurement from the current measurement.
current The display is updated as the
measurement repeat measurement progresses

2.5.2 Reviewing Stored Data


Stored data is identified by date and measurement start time. Up to 16 measurements
can be stored simultaneously before the memory is overwritten in first-in/first-out
order.

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

1. Enable data With the instrument stopped,


recall pressing the key causes the
start date and time for the most
recently stored measurement to
be displayed

2. Review the Keep pressing the right arrow


stored key until the start date/time for
measurements repeat the desired measurement
appears (for example: 25 SEP
08:15:00)

3. Review the data The display cycles through data


from the selected from the selected measurement
measurement
repeat If a printer is connected and
switched on, the first data
display shows PRINT READY (see
section 2.5.3)

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2.5.3 Printing a Standard Report


With Type 4442/4443 switched OFF, use Cable AO 0576 (optional) to connect the
instrument to a Centronics printer. This allows the dose meter to recognise the print-
er cable during its Start Up sequence.

Only stored data can be printed because it is not possible to connect a printer and a
microphone to the dose meter at the same time.

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

1. Switch the This key turns the dose meter on.


instrument ON Make sure the printer is also
switched on

2. Enable data Switch the printer on-line.


recall With the instrument stopped,
the start-date and time for the
most recently stored
measurement is displayed as
described in section 2.5.2

3. Select the desired Keep pressing the right arrow


stored key until the start date/time for
measurement for repeat the desired measurement
printing appears (for example, 25 SEP
08:15:00)

4. Activate the print When the printer is connected


command and switched on, the first data
display shows PRINT READY.
If the printer is switched off, the
display will show PRINT OFF

5. Print The display shows busy print


messages while printing the data
for the selected measurement.
Data is printed in the standard
format for the protocol used in
the measurement (ISO, OSHA,
etc.)

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Using the Dose Meter as a Sound Level Meter

2.6 Using the Dose Meter as a Sound Level Meter


For surveys or occasional checks of sound level, the instrument can be used in the
SLM mode. Proceed as follows to select this mode:

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

1. Start from the The last used measurement


final Start Up mode will be selected
Display

2. If required, The first Setup in sequence


change Mode shows the currently loaded
setup, which may be either for
repeatedly dose or SLM measurement

3. If required This is operation as a SLM


change Set Up
repeatedly

4. Activate SLM SLM measurement is active with


Operation the current SPL displayed

5. When and , menu option


icons are shown on the display,
the relevant menu keys may be
used to change the current
measurement settings

6. Review SLM The display steps through all


measurements details and parameters starting
several times with Peak measurement

7. Final This completes the cycle back to


Measurement first SLM display

8. Switch OFF Blank Screen No operations are possible

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2.7 Selecting and Changing Options


The OPTION operating mode allows you to do the following:
Perform an acoustic calibration (see section 2.2)
Adjust the calendar clock and time
Check the battery condition
Check the communication status when the dose meter is connected to a PC for
use with VP 7790 Software
Activate the timer commands set by VP 7790 (Type 4443 only)
Check the microphone temperature ( oC)

2.7.1 Reviewing Option Settings

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

1. Start from the


final Start Up
display

2. Change the The acoustic calibration option is


mode displayed first (see section 2.2).
The display shows the specified
repeat SPL for the calibration

3. View the options The display cycles through the


rest of the options:
repeat Current time
Current date
Battery condition
Communication status
Timer status (Type 4443 only)
Microphone temperature

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2.7.2 Changing the Time and Date Settings

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

1. Select the TIME The current time setting appears


option as
described in
section 2.7.1

2. Enable a time The cursors are enabled and the


change hour setting blinks to show it can
be edited

3. Change the hour, Use the cursor keys to highlight


minute and and change each setting
second

4. Save the changes The new time setting is stored

Repeat this process with the DATE option selected to change the date.

2.7.3 Changing the Timer and Duration Settings (Type 4443 only)

Operation Press Display Shows Comments

1. Select the TIMER Displays that appear on


option as Type 4443 only are indicated
described in with a dashed outline (as shown
section 2.7.1 at left)

2. Switch the timer The timer is now on. Any start


on and stop times loaded via
VP 7790 will be used, unless
duration settings are enabled as
in steps 6 to 8

3. Review start This is the first start time


times (BEGinning) set by VP 7790.
The format is dd.hh:mm. The day
setting is the day of the month.
When day - - is indicated,
measurement will start on the
current day

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4. Review stop If duration times have been


times enabled, the display shows a
duration setting (see step 8).
The first stop time (END) is set
by VP 7790. The format is
dd.hh:mm

Press to enable/disable
each Beg/End timer pair. When a
pair is disabled, its settings are
displayed as - - - - - -

5. Select the The duration status is shown


duration option (OFF). When a measurement
as described in duration period is displayed (as
section 2.7.1 in Step 7), the duration setting
overrides any pre-set start and
stop times

6. Switch the The status message blinks,


duration timer indicating that it can be changed
on

7. Change the Step through available


duration setting durations:
8.00, 4.00, 2.00, 1.00 hour,
30, 15, 10, 5 min, OFF, and select
a suitable duration

8. Confirm the The duration for the


selected duration measurement is now set (for
example: 4.00 hours). This setting
takes precedence over any timer
settings

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Specifications Noise Dose Meter Type 4442


STANDARDS MEMORY
EN/IEC 61252 1993, ANSI S1.25 1991 Results from 16 measurements can be stored for later viewing,
MICROPHONE download and printing
1/4 Prepolarized Condenser Microphone (supplied) OUTPUT
Connector: 5-pin LEMO Data can be downloaded to a PC (requires Cable AO 0577 and
MEASUREMENT RANGES Link Software VP 7790, both supplied).
70 140 dB, 50 120 dB Pre-formatted reports can be printed on parallel printer
FREQUENCY WEIGHTINGS (Centronics) (requires Cable AO 0576, not supplied)
RMS Detector: A and C BATTERY
Peak Detector: C and Lin. Single 9 V alkaline (6LR61; PP3)
TIME WEIGHTINGS Battery Lifetime: Typically 40 hours (at room temperature)
Fast, Slow, and Impulse (RMS detector) ENVIRONMENTAL
EXCHANGE RATE Operating Temperature: 0 to +40C (32 to 104F)
3 dB (always), plus additional exchange rates of 4, 5 or 6 dB Humidity: 30 90% RH (non-condensing)
CALIBRATION DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Sound Level Calibrator Type 4231 (suitable adaptor supplied) Size: 120 65 30 mm (4.8 2.6 1.2 in.), excluding microphone
Simple manual correction of displayed value Weight: 220 g (8 oz.) including battery
SETUP
Four built-in setups for easy selection:
ISO (85 dB criterion level), ISO (90 dB criterion level), OSHA, DOD Additional Specifications for Type 4443
Three additional user-defined setups can be stored
MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS
Measured parameters are selected according to the selected Logging Noise Dose Meter Type 4443 fulfils all the specifications
setup. For example, parameters based on an exchange rate for Type 4442 plus the following:
different from 3 dB are not calculated or displayed when using MEASUREMENT RANGES
the ISO setting. 70 140 dB, 50 120 dB, 30 100 dB
Measured parameters, as applicable: MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS
Dose Percentage Statistical noise levels (LN), five values selected by the user in
8 Hour Projected Dose 1 dB steps (default: L10, L50, L90, L95, L99)
Sound Exposure (Pa2h) A statistical distribution with 0.5 dB resolution is stored
Time Weighted Average (TWA) LOGGING
Sound Pressure Level (SPL) One or two values can be logged, selected from these
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (Lmax) parameters:
Sound Exposure Level (Lep,d) Leq, LIeq, Lavg, Lmax, Lpkmax, LN
Maximum Peak (Lpkmax) Logging Interval: 1 s, 5 s, 15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 5 min., 10 min., 15 min.,
Equivalent Continuous Sound Level (Leq), exch. rate 3 dB 30 min. or 60 min.
Impulse Weighted Average Sound Level (LIeq), exch. rate 3 dB Logging Capacity: More than 53000 values can be stored at any
Average Sound Level (Lavg), exchange rate 4, 5 or 6 dB (as one time (more than 14 h for 1 parameter at a 1 s interval)
applicable according to setup) TIMERS
Up to 16 timers (automatic start and stop) can be set (max. up
THRESHOLD AND CRITERION LEVELS
From the setup; predefined in the built-in setup according to to one month ahead of measurement time)
applicable standards. Can be set by user in the following ranges: Pre-set Measurement Durations: 5 min., 10 min., 15 min., 30 min.,
Threshold Levels (2 levels available): 70 90 dB in 1 dB steps 1 h, 2 h, 4 h, or 8 h
Criterion Level: 80 90 dB in 1 dB steps

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Compliance with Standards Types 4442 and 4443


CE-mark indicates compliance with: EMC Directive and Low Voltage Directive.

EMC Emission Amendment to IEC 61252: Personal Sound Exposure meters, electromagnetic and electrostatic
compatibility requirements and test procedures.
EN 500811: Generic emission standard. Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry.
EN 500812: Generic emission standard. Part 2: Industrial environment.
CISPR 22: Radio disturbance characteristics of information technology equipment. Class B Limits.
FCC Rules, Part 15: Complies with the limits for a Class B digital device.

EMC Immunity Amendment to IEC 61252: Personal Sound Exposure meters, electromagnetic and electrostatic
compatibility requirements and test procedures.
EN 500821: Generic immunity standard. Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry.
EN 500822: Generic immunity standard. Part 2: Industrial environment.
Note: The above immunity information is tentative only. Final details about EMC immunity will be
available in the next edition of this document.

Ordering Information
Type 4442 Noise Dose Meter and
Type 4443 Logging Noise Dose Meter Optional Accessories
include the following accessories:
MM 0111 1/4 Prepolarized Condenser Microphone with
Integrated Cable Type 4231 Sound Level Calibrator
KE 0428 Carrying Case with Inlay Type 7815 Noise Explorer Software
DP 0952 1/4 Adaptor for Sound Level Calibrator Type 4231 Type 7825 Protector Software
AO 0577 Serial Interface Cable AO 0576 Adaptor Cable for Interface to Parallel Printer
VP 7790 Disk with software for download and setup MM 0111 1/4 Prepolarized Condenser Microphone with
(Software requires Microsoft Windows 95, 98 Integrated Cable
or Windows NT)
QB 0016 2 9 V Alkaline Batteries

Brel & Kjr reserves the right to change specifications and accessories without notice.

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A K
Acoustic Calibration 6 Keys 3
Additional Specifications for Type 4443 18

M
B Making a Dose Measurement 8
Battery Installation 3 Measurement 8
Microphone Installation 3
C
Calibration 6 O
Changing Option Settings 13
Options 13 Optional Accessories 19
Time and Date Settings 14 Ordering Information 19
Timer and Duration Settings 14
Compliance with Standards 19
Current Measurement Data 10
P
Printing a Standard Report 11

D R
Data Recall 10
Recalling Dose Data 10
Date Settings 14
Report 11
Display 2
Reviewing
Dose Data, Recalling 10
Data From the Current Measurement 10
Dose Measurement 8
Option Settings 13
Duration Settings 14
Stored Data 10

I S
Installation of
Selecting Options 13
Battery 3
Setting up a Measurement 8
Microphone 3

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Sound Level Meter, use as 12 T


Specifications 18 Time and Date Settings 14
Standard Report 11 Timer and Duration Settings 14
Stored Data 10

U
Using the Dose Meter as a Sound Level Meter 12

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