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Appendix B Sample Data Log Sheets

This appendix contains sample field-data log sheets for use with the measurement procedures described within the main body of the document.

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Table 8. Sample instrumentation log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location: I-95 S
Item #: Quantity: Instrument Type: Serial #:
1 1 Brüel & Kjær 4155 Microphone 43515
2 1 Brüel & Kjær 4155 Microphone 43516
3 1 Larson Davis 820 Sound Level Meter 33768
4 1 Larson Davis 820 Sound Level Meter 33769
5 1 Cetec Ivie Random Noise Generator 501
6 2 Microphone Simulators N/A
7 3 Brüel & Kjær 0237 Windscreens N/A
8 1 Wind-Cup Anemometer N/A
9 1 Sling Psychrometer N/A
10 1 100-Ft Tape Measure N/A
11 10 9-Volt Batteries N/A
12 1 Flashlight N/A
13 10 D-Cell Batteries N/A
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

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Table 9. Blank instrumentation log.
Site #: Date: Location
Item #: Quantity: Instrument Type: Serial #:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

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Table 10. Sample site data log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location: I-95 S Observer: Joe
Lane Dir:
South
Site Surface:
Soft
Nearby Landmark:
I-495 Junction
Grade: 0% Pavement Type:
Concrete
Distance to Landmark:
0.25 km

Plan View:

Aerial view of the plan. Click on image for full description

Elevation View:

Cross-section view of the microphone positions in relation to an uneven terrain and the near travel lane of the road. Click on image for full description

 

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Table 11. Blank site data log.
Site #: Date: Location: Observer:
Lane Dir:
Site Surface:
Nearby Landmark:
Grade: Pavement Type:
Distance to Landmark:
Plan View:



Elevation View:

 

 

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Table 12. Sample meteorological data log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location: I-95 S Observer: Joe
Time: Temperature,
°C (dry bulb):
Temperature,
°C (wet bulb):*
Relative
Humidity (%):
Wind Speed
(km/h):
Wind
Dir
Cloud
Cover
Class
8:00 15 13 89.8 5 W-E 2
8:15 16 13 86.6 5 W-E 2
8:30 16 14 86.7 5-7 W-E 2
8:45 16 14 86.7 5-7 W-E 2
9:00 16 14 86.7 5 W-E 3
9:15 16 15 91.5 5 W-E 3
9:30 17 15 89.9 0 N/A 3
9:45 17 16 89.9 0 N/A 3
10:00 18 16 83.9 0-5 W-E 3
10:15 19 16 83.3 0-5 W-E 3
10:30 19 16 83.3 0-5 W-E 3
10:45 19 16 83.3 4 W-E 3
11:00 20 16 79.7 4 W-E 3
11:15 20 16 79.7 4 W-E 3
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

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Table 13. Blank meteorological data log.
Site #: Date: Location: Observer:
Time: Temperature,
C (dry bulb):
Temperature,
C (wet bulb):*
Relative
Humidity (%):
Wind Speed
(km/h):
Wind
Dir
Cloud
Cover
Class
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

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Table 14. Existing-noise measurements
Sample acoustic data log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location: I-95 S Observer: Joe
Site Type (Check one): Overall Sound Level Change in Sound Level Mic Type (Check one): Reference Receiver Mic #:
1
Mic Location:
7.5 m. offset
  BEFORE AFTER    
   
Event #: Time: Duration (sec): Sound Level (dB): Gain Setting: Comments:
PreCal 8:00:31 25.0 N/A 0  
Cal 8:05:24 20.125 N/A Reset SLM
Dummy 8:09:01 30.125 N/A  
Pink 8:15:00 31.625 N/A  
PreCal 8:45:23 22.0 N/A  
Cal 8:55:15 20.25 N/A  
1 9:05:00 300.0 56.4 +20  
2 9:10:00 300.0 65.7    
           
           
           
           
           

 

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Table 15. Existing-noise measurements
Blank acoustic data log.
Site #: Date: Location: Observer:
Site Type (Check one): Overall Sound Level Change in Sound Level Mic Type (Check one): Reference Receiver Mic #: Mic Location:
  BEFORE AFTER    
   
Event #: Time: Duration (sec): Sound Level (dB): Gain Setting: Comments:
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

 

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Table 16. Existing-noise measurements
Sample vehicle data log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location (Traffic Direction/Lane, etc.): I-95 (Southbound on Lane 1) Observer: Joe
Event #: Time: Predominant Vehicle Speed (km/h): Auto: Medium Truck: Heavy Truck: Bus: Motorcycle: Other: Comments:
1 9:05:00 80 25 10 24 4      
2 9:10:00 85 22 8 20 2 1    
                   
                   
                   

 

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Table 17. Existing-noise measurements
Blank vehicle data log.
Site #: Date: Location (Traffic Direction/Lane, etc.): Observer:
Event #: Time: Predominant Vehicle Speed (km/h): Auto: Medium Truck: Heavy Truck: Bus: Motorcycle: Other: Comments:
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

 

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Table 18. Vehicle emission level measurements
Sample acoustic data log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location: I-95 S Observer: Joe
Mic #: 1 Mic Location: 7.5 m. offset
Event #: Time: Duration (sec): LAFmx: Event Quality: Gain Setting: Comments:
PreCal 8:00:31 25.0 N/A N/A 0  
Cal 8:05:24 20.125 N/A N/A   Reset SLM
Dummy 8:09:01 30.125 N/A N/A    
Pink 8:15:00 31.625 N/A N/A    
PreCal 8:45:23 22.0 N/A N/A    
Cal 8:55:15 20.25 N/A N/A    
1 9:05:12 8.0 56.4 1    
2 9:09:15 10.875 65.7 2    
3 9:15:09 18.9 79.0 2    
4 9:21:54 4.375 58.9 NG   No good - jet overhead
5 9:34:56 7.25 65.0 1    
             
             
             
             

 

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Table 19. Vehicle emission level measurements
Blank acoustic data log.
Site #:   Location: Observer:
Mic #: Mic Location:
Event #: Time: Duration (sec): LAFmx: Event Quality: Gain Setting: Comments:
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

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Table 20. Vehicle emission level measurements
Sample vehicle data log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location (Traffic Direction/Lane, etc.): I-95 (Southbound on Lane 1) Observer: Joe
Event #: Time: Vehicle Speed (km/h): Auto: Medium Truck: Heavy Truck: Bus: Motorcycle: Other: Comments:
1 9:05:12 80     x       5 axle
2 9:09:15 85   x          
3 9:15:09 75     x       3 axle
4 9:21:54 88 x            
5 9:34:56 90 x            
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

 

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Table 21. Vehicle emission level measurements
Blank vehicle data log.
Site #: Date: Location (Traffic Direction/Lane, etc.): Observer:
Event #: Time: Vehicle Speed (km/h): Auto: Medium Truck: Heavy Truck: Bus: Motorcycle: Other: Comments:
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

 

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Table 22. Barrier insertion loss measurements
Sample acoustic data log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location: I - 95 S Observer: Joe
Site Type
(Check one)
BEFORE Equiv. BEFORE AFTER Mic Type
(Check one)
Reference Receiver Mic #:
1
Mic Location:
7.5 m. offset
     
Event # Time: Duration Sound Level (dB): Event Quality (if applicable): Gain Setting: Comments:
PreCal 8:00:31 25.0 N/A N/A 0  
Cal 8:05:24 20.125 N/A N/A Reset SLM
Dummy 8:09:01 30.125 N/A N/A  
Pink 8:15:00 31.625 N/A N/A  
PreCal 8:45:23 22.0 N/A N/A  
Cal 8:55:15 20.25 N/A N/A  
1 9:15:00 300.0 56.4 N/A +20  
2 9:20:00 300.0 65.7 N/A    
             
             
             
             
             

 

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Table 23. Barrier insertion loss measurements
Blank acoustic data log.
Site #: Date: Location: Observer:
Site Type
(Check one)
BEFORE Equiv. BEFORE AFTER Mic Type
(Check one)
Reference Receiver Mic #: Mic Location:
     
Event # Time: Duration Sound Level (dB): Event Quality (if applicable): Gain Setting: Comments:
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

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Table 24. Barrier insertion loss measurements
Sample vehicle data log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location (Traffic Direction/Lane, etc.): I-95 (Southbound on Lane 1) Observer: Joe
Event #: Time: Predominant Vehicle Speed (km/h): Auto: Medium Truck: Heavy Truck: Bus: Motorcycle: Other: Comments:
1 9:15:00 80              
2 9:20:00 85              
                   
                   
                   

 

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Table 25. Barrier insertion loss measurements
Blank vehicle data log.
Site #: Date: Location (Traffic Direction/Lane, etc.): Observer:
Event #: Time: Predominant Vehicle Speed (km/h): Auto: Medium Truck: Heavy Truck: Bus: Motorcycle: Other: Comments:
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

 

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Table 26. Construction equipment noise measurements
Sample acoustic data log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location/Construction Phase: I-95 S /Earthwork Observer: Joe
Operating Mode (Check one): Stationary-Passive Stationary-Active Mobile-Passive Mobile-Active Equipment Type: Bulldozer Mic #: 1 Mic Location: 15 m. offset
       
Event #: Time: Duration (sec): Sound Level (dB): Equipment Speed (km/h): Gain Setting: Comments:
PreCal 8:00:31 25.0 N/A N/A 0  
Cal 8:05:24 20.125 N/A N/A Reset SLM
Dummy 8:09:01 30.125 N/A N/A  
Pink 8:15:00 31.625 N/A N/A  
PreCal 9:15:23 22.0 N/A N/A  
Cal 9:20:15 20.25 N/A N/A  
1 10:00:07 8.0 56.4 5 +20  
2 10:05:15 10.875 65.7 6    
3 10:09:56 18.9 79.0 5    
4 10:14:37 4.375 58.9 7   No good - dogs barking
5 10:21:21 7.25 65.0 5    
             
             

 

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Table 27. Construction equipment noise measurements
Blank acoustic data log.
Site #: Date: Location/Construction Phase: Observer:
Operating Mode (Check one): Stationary-Passive Stationary-Active Mobile-Passive Mobile-Active Equipment Type: Bulldozer Mic #: Mic Location:
       
Event #: Time: Duration (sec): Sound Level (dB): Equipment Speed (km/h): Gain Setting: Comments:
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

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Table 28. Building noise reduction measurements
Sample acoustic data log.
Site#: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location: 55 Broadway Street off I-95 S Observer: Joe
Site Type (Check one) Interior Exterior  
  √  
Event #: Time: Duration
(sec):
Sound Level
(dB):
Event Quality
(if applicable):
Gain
Setting:
Comments:
PreCal 8:00:31 25.0 N/A N/A 0  
Cal 8:05:24 20.125 N/A N/A Reset SLM
Dummy 8:09:01 30.125 N/A N/A  
Pink 8:15:00 31.625 N/A N/A  
PreCal 8:45:23 22.0 N/A N/A  
Cal 8:55:15 20.25 N/A N/A  
1 9:30:01 8.0 56.4 1 +20  
2 9:36:15 10.875 65.7 2    
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

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Table 29. Building noise reduction measurements
Blank acoustic data log.
Site#: Date: Location: Observer:
Site Type (Check one) Interior Exterior  
   
Event #: Time: Duration
(sec):
Sound Level
(dB):
Event Quality
(if applicable)
Gail
Setting
Comments:
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

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Table 30. Building noise reduction measurements
Sample vehicle data log.
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Location (Traffic Direction/Lane, etc.): I-95 (Southbound on Lane 1) Observer: Joe
Event #: Time: Predominant Vehicle Speed (km/h): Auto: Medium Truck: Heavy Truck: Bus: Motorcycle: Other: Comments:
1 9:30:01 80              
2 9:36:15 85              
                   
                   
                   

 

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Table 31. Building noise reduction measurements
Blank vehicle data log.
Site #: Date: Location (Traffic Direction/Lane, etc.): Observer:
Event #: Time: Predominant Vehicle Speed (km/h): Auto: Medium Truck: Heavy Truck: Bus: Motorcycle: Other: Comments:
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

 

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Table 32. Sample occupational noise exposure data log
Site #: 1 Date: 5/1/96 Task/Location: I-95 S Toll booth at Exit 19 Employee/Observer: Joe/Fred
Instrumentation
(Check one):
Noise
Dosimeter
Sound Level Meter   Mic Location: Shoulder
√    
Event #: Time: Duration
(hour):
LAeq
(dB):
LAFmx
(dB):
Gain
Setting:
Comments:
PreCal 7:00:31 25.0 sec N/A   0  
Cal 7:05:24 20.125 sec N/A   Reset SLM
Dummy 7:09:01 30.125 sec N/A    
Pink 7:15:00 31.625 sec N/A    
PreCal 7:45:23 22.0 sec N/A    
Cal 7:55:15 20.25 sec N/A    
1 8:07:12 0.33 88.0 90.1 +20  
2 8:30:15 0.33 73.0 77.9    
3 8:52:09 2.60 90.0 90.9    
4 11:15:12 3.50 105.0 105.1    
5 15:08:15 1.24 108.0 109.0    
6 16:25:09 2.00 95.0 96.9    
             
             

 

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Table 33. Blank occupational noise exposure data log
Site #: Date: Task/Location: Employee/Observer:
Instrumentation
(Check one):
Noise
Dosimeter
Sound Level Meter   Mic Location:
   
Event #: Time: Duration
(hour):
LAeq
(dB):
LAFmx
(dB):
Gain
Setting:
Comments:
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
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