Noise badge is 'world first'

Casella CEL has added a new product to its dBadge noise dosimeter range, the CEL-352 dBadge Plus.

The existing CEL-350 dBadge has been available on the market since May 2006. According to the company, it is versatile due to being cable free, is reliable due to the digital technology used and has a robust, small and lightweight design. It measures all occupational noise parameters, as well as the time history of an individual's noise exposure throughout the day.

The CEL-352 dBadge Plus measures the parameters necessary for the selection of hearing protection by the high-medium-low or single-number rating methods. This is a world first for a badge-style noise dosimeter, the company claims. These are internationally recognised methods, which use simple calculations from attenuation values provided by manufacturers of hearing protection.

The badge has a built-in graphic display. This is used to display status information and completed noise exposure results. The display can also be locked during a measurement, so noise level information is not visible to the employee wearing the badge. Its batteries give 32 hours of operation, and can be recharged in less than 90 minutes.

Tim Turney, product manager for Casella CEL, says: "The CEL-352 dBadge Plus has a level of sophistication not seen previously on noise dosimeters. It allows health and safety professionals to ensure adequate hearing protection is provided to their employees using only a noise dosimeter, where previously a second instrument would have been required."

Casella www.casellacel.com

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