Managing Ground Vibration Using Noise Sentinel
For many stakeholders, the key purpose of monitoring is managing exceedances. With Noise Sentinel, you can manage operations in order to maintain compliance within operating restrictions.
To do this, Noise Sentinel is pre-configured with the applicable vibration compliance metrics, for example, setting the Peak Particle Velocity, PPV, at a level that must not exceed 15 mm/s in any axis during working hours and 5 mm/s at night time. Once activated, Noise Sentinel continuously monitors vibration activity at each monitoring location. With a user interface specifically designed for the non-expert (see Fig. 1), you can view vibration alerts alongside noise and weather information to investigate the cause. Note that vibration levels are not displayed continuously in real time but alerts are displayed immediately after exceedances occur.