Sound Measurement Training

MOTORCYCLE SOUND MEASUREMENT

OverviewSAEJ1287

The sound training classes are fast paced training modules that give current information on vehicle sound measurement. The  instruction gives a true understanding of the physics of sound and accurate vehicle sound measurement procedures.

Attendees get an understanding of the science of sound, a thorough knowledge of different sound measurement field tests for motorcycles both on road and off road, ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, off road cars, street rods and other vehicles.

 

CIVILIAN TECHNICAL INSPECTOR CLASS

Edu_Sound_CK_Races_Class_4Graduates of this 4 -hour class will have learned how to take sound level readings from motorcycles and Off Highway Vehicles. This class provides a basic understanding of sound as it relates to motorized vehicles, teaches the proper procedure for using sound level meters and acquaints the students with the SAE J 1287 testing method.

This class is intended for vehicle dealers, sanctioning bodies and event organizers to be able to perform accurate “awareness level” sound measurements upon vehicles. This class gives a review of basic sound   principles, field measurement techniques and performing sound checks at sporting events. Additionally, this class discusses sound mitigation, spark arrestors, mufflers and specific challenges of performing field sound control. Other subjects include chemical awareness for service locations and minimizing environmental hazards associated with motorized recreation.

Students will learn how to effectively perform sound checks at motorized recreation events.  This class relates specifically to Motorcycle and Off–Highway vehicle sound.

Assessment Criteria:  1 written examination plus a field proficiency review. The course requires approximately 4 hours of instruction.

The Theory & Measurement of  Motorcycle & ATV Sound

Muffler Maintenance & “Spark Arrester 101”

Minimizing Motorized Recreation Impact to the Environment

Course Outline:

  • Technical Lecture
  • Equipment Use
  • Equipment Selection
  • Tabletop Workshop
  • Resource Guide
  • Written Examination
  • Field Proficiency Sign-off
  • Training Documentation

CLASS FOR LAND USE AGENCIES AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY

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The Law Enforcement training is a very comprehensive training module. This instruction gives the background  science and specific hands on training to enforce sound resolutions, the ability to accurately perform sound level measurements by internationally recognized procedures and the qualifications to defend enforcement actions to courts and to the public.

Information presented will provide the basic understanding of sound as it relates to motorized vehicles.   Street motorcycles, off-road motorcycles, ATVs and other OHVs will be covered.

This class includes an introduction to the various noise laws and regulations, EPA, California, local etc, as well as a comprehensive hands on training seminar on selection, calibration and using sound level monitoring equipment for field noise measurement.  The class will teach the proper procedure for using sound level meters and the SAE J1287 & SAE J2825 testing method, as well as how to perform sound checks. Graduates will be able to present their test results in court effectively.

Passing officers will receive certification & documentation, plus will have demonstrated true proficiency in  understanding the principals of vehicle sound and will have had qualified instruction on using enforcement grade equipment and performing sound measurements upon vehicles.

Assessment Criteria: 2 written examinations plus field proficiency review. The course requires approximately 8 hours of instruction.

The Theory & Measurement of  Motorcycle & ATV Sound

Muffler Maintenance & “Spark Arrester 101”

Basics of Environmental Acoustics

Course Outline:

  • Technical Lecture
  • Equipment Use
  • Evidence Gathering Equipment
  • Tabletop Workshop
  • Resource Guide
  • Written Examination
  • Field Proficiency Sign-off
  • Training Documentation

* Course may qualify for  Continuing Education Credits / Hours or Police Officer’s Standardized Training (P.O.S.T.) provisions.

For Class Information Contact

DPS Technical, Inc. (909) 981-5228
Chris.Real@DPSTechnical.com

 

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