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Acoustics – Measurement of sound pressure level from service equipment or activities in buildings – Engineering method (ISO 16032:2024); German version EN ISO 16032:2024


This document specifies an engineering method for the measurement of sound pressure levels in rooms from service equipment installed in the building. This document covers specifically measurements of sound from sanitary installations, mechanical ventilation, heating and cooling service equipment, lifts, rubbish chutes, heating devices, blowers, pumps and other auxiliary service equipment, and motor driven car park doors. It can also be applied to measurements of sounds from other types of equipment or activities within the building, e.g. noise from sport facilities or restaurants. The measurement of noise from external sound sources generating air-borne or ground-borne noise in the building are not included in this document. The methods are suitable for rooms with volumes of approximately 300 m^3 or less for instance, in dwellings, hotels, schools, offices and hospitals. The methods are not intended for measurements in large auditoria or concert halls.





Planned document number

DIN EN ISO 16032

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 062-02-31 AA - Sound reduction and sound absorption; Measurement and evaluation  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 129/WG 1 - Basic glass products  

Responsible international committee

ISO/TC 43/SC 2/WG 18 - Measurement of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements  

draft standard

Acoustics - Measurement of sound pressure level from service equipment or activities in buildings - Engineering method (ISO/DIS 16032:2023); German and English version prEN ISO 16032:2023
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previous edition(s)

Acoustics - Measurement of sound pressure level from service equipment in buildings - Engineering method (ISO 16032:2004); German version EN ISO 16032:2004

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