Occupational noise exposure: new mapping and analysis software SoundPLANmanda
SoundPLANmanda software is the new mapping and analysis tool specifically designed for the assessment of occupational noise.
Based on measurement data, the sound pressure level distribution across an area is instantly displayed as a color-coded map with contour lines throughout the mapping area. For this purpose, SoundPLANmanda uses particularly fast interpolation algorithms. The measurement data can either be entered manually or conveniently imported. Within the mapping area, workplaces and workers for which/whom a risk assessment is to be carried out, are then defined. SoundPLANmanda evaluates the respective sound pressure level at the workplace as well as the individual duration of stay. If necessary, measures are suggested, such as the use of hearing protection.
In addition to the mapping and analysis of noise, other areas of application are also possible, such as the mapping of temperature, CO2 or similar.