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Cirrus Research doseBadge Personal Noise Dosimeter Rental
  • The unique noise dosimeter solution for personal noise measurements
  • Small size and light weight
  • New doseBadge with Time History data logging
  • New Reader unit with large backlit display and simple to use keys
  • No cables or controls reduces the risk of damage, misuse or tampering
  • Provides the parameters essential for Noise at Work measurements
  • Simple operation provides effective measurements
  • Operation & Download of doseBadge controlled via Infra-red link
  • Rechargable battery power for doseBadges
  • System can be expanded by adding doseBadges & Charging units Q=3 and Q=5 (OSHA) versions available
  • doseBadges can be programmed to either Q=3 (ISO) or Q=5 (OSHA)
  • Includes the new dBLink and doseBadge Database software.

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The doseBadge is a unique solution for Personal Noise measurements. The new CR:100B version of the doseBadge provides not only the measurements essential for compliance with Occupational Noise regulations, but with the new RC:100B Reader unit it can store up to 24 hours of LAeq Time History data including Peak(C) and Overload exceedences. In addition to the new hardware, a suite of software is available to suport the new features and functions.

Applications

  • Measurement of Personal Noise Exposure
  • Assessing and Monitoring noise in the workplace
  • Ensuring compliance with Noise at Work regulations

Specifications

The doseBadge is a unique solution to the problems associated with the measurement of Personal Noise Exposure. The doseBadge itself has no controls or cables which means that the unit can be used in situations where the wearer is working in confined spaces or where there is a risk of a cable being caught in machinery.

The doseBadge can only be operated (reset, calibrated, started and stopped) using the Reader unit or the Keyfob remote control. This dramatically reduces the possibility of the wearer tampering with the unit. The small size and light weight design of the doseBadge also reduces the risk of damage to the unit.

The measurements provided the doseBadge have been designed to allow full compliance with Noise at Work regulations, while giving a simple output that can be easily understood.

The design of the doseBadge allows the case to be much smaller than a conventional dosimeter. This ensures that the movement of the user is not constricted by cables and connectors. The unit has no controls or switches, with all functions controlled by either the RC:100B Reader unit, or by the RC:101B Keyfob Controller. The rechargable battery is sealed within the unit and is charged using the reader unit or by additional charging blocks.

The RC:100B Reader can store up to 255 measurements, from any number of doseBadges. For example, the user can start a system with a single badge, a reader and a power supply.

The CR:100B doseBadge Personal Noise Dosimeter and the RC:100B Reader Unit have been designed to meet the requirements of IEC 61252:1993 Personal Sound Exposure Meters and the ANSI S1.25:1991 Personal Noise Dosimeters. The CR:100B doseBadge and the RC:100B Reader unit must be used as a combination to ensure compliance with these standards.

Applicable Standards

IEC 61252:1993 Personal Sound Exposure Meters (See Note 1)
ANSI S1.25:1991 Personal Noise Dosimeters Class Designation 2AS-90/80-5 (See Note 2)

Note 1. When configured to the ISO Setting
Note 2. When configured to the OSHA Setting

Measurement Range

80dB(A) to 130dB(A) Continuous
To 140dB(C) Peak (factory configured to 140dB, 137dB or 134dB)

Measurement Functions

All versions doseBadge configuration, Calibration Record, Measurement Duration
Peak Exceedence ,Overload Exceedence, Battery Status
1 minute or 5 minute Time History (user selectable)

The Time History is stored as LAeq along with a Peak(C) Exceedence and Overload in each period. The duration of the Time History is configured in the RC:100B Reader Unit.

For ISO Q=3 LAeq, LEP,d, SEL, % Dose, Exposure (Pa2h), Estimated % Dose,
Estimated Exposure (Pa2h)
For OSHA Q=5 LAVG,TWA, % Dose, Estimated % Dose

Memory

The memory of the RC:100B Reader is 192kB. This allows the following number of measurements to be stored:

No Time History Up to 500 Measurements
With 24 hours of 1 minute Time History Up to 66 Measurements
With 12 hours of 1 minute Time History Up to 128 Measurements
With 8 hours of 1 minute Time History Up to 186 Measurements

Weightings

Frequency 'A' for all Sound Level measurements. 'C' for Peak Sound Pressure
Time None as standard. 'S' (slow) for OSHA Version

Exchange Rate

Q=3 for ISO Version
Q=5 for OSHA Version

doseBadge Configuration

Criterion Level User Selectable 80dB, 85dB, 87dB, 90dB
Criterion Time 8 hours, 12 hours, 16 hours, 18 hours
Threshold None (ISO), 80dB (OSHA)
Peak Threshold Factory configured to 140dB. 137dB(C) or 134dB(C) Peak Option

Power

doseBadge Internal Nicad battery with intelligent charging system
Reader 2 x AA/LR6

Memory Backup

The memory of the RC:100B Reader is protected when the main batteries are removed.

Calibration

Via internal Acoustic Calibrator to IEC 61942:1998 Class 1L
Calibration Level 114dB
Calibration Frequency 1kHz

Output

doseBadge Infrared to RC:100B Reader Unit
Reader RS232 via Mini-Din

Dimensions

doseBadge Microphone Apex 12.7mm, Base 47mm, Height 30mmm
RC:100B Reader 160mm x 80mm x 38mm

Environmental

Temperature -10C to +50C Operating
-20C to +60C Storage
Humidity Up to 99% RH Non Condensing

Weight

CR:100B 45 gms (1.6 oz)
RC:100B Reader 400 gms (14 oz)

Software

The dBLink Download program and the doseBadge Database supplied as standard. Compatible with Microsoft Windows versions 95 or later. A free 9 pin RS232 Serial port is required on the PC for connection to the Reader. A USB Adaptor is available (ZL:101)