Arctic Noise Testing

Ambient noise monitoring is conducted on the Arctic ice at –50ºF, with sound measurement instrumentation kept warm inside of an insulated enclosure with a silent propane-powered thermo-electric generator that produces heat and electricity.  This is used to predict the environmental noise impact on native wildlife of a future gas processing plant.  (HFP Acoustical Consultants)

Developing and Earplug

Acentech’s RH Lyon Division developed an in-ear earphone for underwater communications for scuba divers as part of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project to develop novel applications for advanced transducer material.  (Photo and description courtesy of Acentech.)

Gas Turbine Exhaust Stack

Near field noise measurements are used in the vicinity of a gas turbine exhaust stack at a gas processing plant. (HFP Acoustical Consultants)

INCE-USA

The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA is a non-profit professional organization incorporated in Washington, DC. A primary purpose of the Institute is to promote engineering solutions to environmental, product, machinery, industrial and other noise problems. INCE-USA is a Member Society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering, an international consortium of organizations with interests in acoustics and noise control.

INCE News & Events

Noise-Con 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - September 7-10, 2014

Mark your calendars to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida the week after Labor Day in 2014 for Noise-Con! 

Location:  Westin Beach Resort & Spa, 321 N. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  33304  

More Details are available on the NoiseCon 2014 website

An NCAC Anthology in Noise and Vibration by Laymon Miller

The National Council of Acoustical Consultants is pleased to announce the publication of its first book, An NCAC Anthology in Noise and Vibration by Laymon N. Miller. The book contains some of the late Laymon Miller’s more important papers on acoustics and noise control and is divided in two parts: Part 1 contains 19 papers written between 1957 and 2008 and Part 2 contains most of the 45+ articles written for the NCAC Newsletter between 1996 and 2012.

The following introductory pricing is valid through May 31, 2014.

Single book, NCAC member               $35.95

Single book, non-member                  $39.95

In Honor of ...

In Honor of ...

The presentations given in honor of Ken Eldred At the ASA 167th Meeting are now available on line.

The presentations in one PDF file are also available under the About INCE Menu

INCE Foundation - 2013 in Review

Gifts from INCE/USA members made it possible for the Foundation to fund both cash awards totaling $17,760 and award engraving during calendar year 2012.  These awards were:

Noisy Motorcycles-An Environmental Quality of Life Issue

Noisy Motorcycles—An Environmental Quality of Life Issue: This extensive noise control report was sponsored by the INCE Foundation and the Noise Control Foundation.  The motorcycle noise roundtable was hosted by the NAE at the National Academies Keck Center, in Washington, DC, on October 24, 2012. Stakeholders with a wide range of interests attended and shared opinions and information at the roundtable including representatives of motorcycle manufacturers, rider groups, aftermarket manufacturers, government agencies (federal, state, and local), universities, consultancies, and consumer organizations. 

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