Roberto Baruffa
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Roberto Baruffa
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E-mail r.baruffa@giordano.it

Acoustics and Vibration


The laboratory uses hi-tech equipment and boasts a staff of skilled engineers with a decade of experience in the sector holding the qualification "qualified sound engineer" in accordance with Framework Act No. 447 dated 26th October 1995.

Testing closely follows the criteria recommended by major international standards bodies such as UNI, EN, ISO, DIN, NF, BSI and ASTM. Staff are also active members of the main working parties of the UNI (Italian standards body) acoustics commission for the development and updating of national and international standards.

The laboratory is a member of the Italian Acoustics Association (AIA) and National Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Association (ANIT) and appears on the list of bodies notified by the European Commission that are authorised to perform initial type testing for CE marking pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (CPR).

It has obtained accreditation from ACCREDIA for laboratory measurements regarding sound absorption and airborne and impact sound insulation, certifying compliance with standard UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”.

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MAIN ACTIVITIES
  • Laboratory measurement of airborne sound insulation of horizontal and vertical building elements in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 10140-2;
  • Laboratory measurement of airborne sound insulation of small building elements in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 10140-2;
  • Laboratory measurement of airborne sound insulation of road traffic noise reducing barriers in accordance with standards UNI EN 1793-2 and 1793-3 and noise barriers installed along railways in accordance with standards UNI EN 16272-2 and UNI EN 16272-3-1;
  • Laboratory measurement of the reduction of impact sound transmitted by floor coverings on a heavyweight reference floor in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 10140-3;
  • Laboratory measurement of impact sound insulation of floors in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 10140-3;
  • Laboratory measurement of flanking transmission of airborne and impact sound of raised access floors and/or suspended ceilings in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 10848-2;
  • Determination of the sound absorption coefficient and/or equivalent sound absorption area in a reverberation room in accordance with standards UNI EN ISO 354 and ASTM C423;
  • Determination of sound absorption in a reverberation room of road traffic noise reducing barriers in accordance with standards UNI EN 1793-1 and 1793-3 and noise barriers installed along railways in accordance with standards UNI EN 16272-1 and UNI EN 16272-3-1;
  • ACCREDIA Accreditation for laboratory measurement of airborne sound insulation of horizontal and vertical building elements in accordance with standard ASTM E90 - 09;
  • Laboratory measurement of the increase in airborne sound insulation of elements of a heavyweight/lightweight reference floor and heavyweight/lightweight reference wall in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 10140-2
  • Laboratory measurement of the reduction of impact sound transmitted by floor coverings on a lightweight reference floor in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 10140-3;
  • Laboratory measurement of sound generated by rainfall on roofs and roof elements in accordance with standards UNI EN ISO 140-18, UNI EN ISO 10140-1 and UNI EN ISO 10140-5;
  • Laboratory measurement of noise radiated from a floor covering on a heavyweight reference floor in accordance with standard UNI EN 16205;
  • Laboratory measurement of impact sound insulation of floors in accordance with standard ASTM E492;
  • Measurement of dynamic stiffness in accordance with standard UNI EN 9052-1;
  • Determination of airflow resistance in accordance with standard UNI EN 9053;
  • Laboratory measurement of noise transmitted and radiated from waste water installations in accordance with standard UNI EN 14366;
  • Determination of sound power level in a reverberation room in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 3741;
  • Determination of static and dynamic insertion loss and flow noise of silencers in a reverberation room in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 7235;
  • Measurement of sound power level generated and transmitted by air-terminal devices in a reverberation room in accordance with standard UNI EN ISO 5135;
  • Field measurement of sound insulation of buildings and building elements and noise from plant and equipment in accordance with Prime Ministerial Decree 5/12/97;
  • Measurement of vibrations in buildings;
  • Measurement of the insertion loss of noise barriers in accordance with the specifications of Italian State Railways and Società Autostrade;
  • Assessment of worker noise and vibration exposure risks.
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