The system will perform all tasks needed for static engine noise certification and development testing. The Brüel & Kjær SECT System follows the measurement requirements and procedures set forth by the industry noise certification standards FAR 36 and ICAO Annex 16, SAE ARP 1846 A and the ARP 866A.
The system is based on Brüel & Kjær’s standard, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products. The SECT System employs the B&K PULSE data acquisition and analysis (overall and 1/3rd-octave) system.
It acquires all the relevant noise and weather data needed to generate certificated noise levels and corrects this data to standard reference conditions. The system provides a dedicated streamlined workflow to ensure that all required tasks and operations are performed with maximum reliability and efficiency.
Brüel & Kjær Sound and Vibration Measurement A/S, bksv.com, with headquarters in Denmark, is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc. Brüel & Kjær are world leaders in acoustic and vibration measurement systems & solutions. Brüel & Kjær’s successful LAN-XI Data Acquisition system provides a flexible network-based data acquisition & analysis platform capable of handling the multi-role functions necessary for engine acoustic testing.
Pratt & Whitney pw.utc.com, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion systems. Pratt & Whitney's large commercial engines power more than 30 percent of the world’s passenger aircraft ﬂeet.
About Brüel & Kjær
Brüel & Kjær (bksv.com) is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems. Brüel & Kjær helps its customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom, and audio.
Brüel & Kjær has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment, and is a renowned deliverer of innovative instrumentation, including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software.
Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and it’s effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment. Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too. For all course registration details visit bksv.com/courses
Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc (spectris.com) which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 7,500 people worldwide across its four business segments.