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Vibration and Noise Monitoring

Facility Noise & Vibration Monitoring

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Turner Scientific is proud to announce the new Sensory SentinelTM

The leading environmental monitor for in-room and in-cage measurements

For several years, Turner Scientific offered the most advanced and versatile noise and vibration monitoring device available: the VivAlarm MobileTM.

Turner Scientific now combines its leading noise and vibration measuring capability with assessment of temperature, humidity, and light in the Sensory SentinelTM – a revolutionary new environmental monitor for animal laboratories.

The Sensory SentinelTM is a convenient and easy-to-use measurement and logging tool for assessing the conditions to which animals are exposed – both in rooms and cages.

  • Fully mobile, allowing measurements anywhere in the lab animal space.

  • Can also be permanently installed for long-term monitoring.

  • Allows acquisition and logging of temperature, humidity, light, noise, and vibration levels every second – 24 hours per day.

  • Built-in software overlays show the hearing ranges of a variety of animal species, making it simple to know if they can hear what is being measured.

  • All sensors, software, and computer hardware is included.

Turner Scientific offers the Sensory SentinelTM for sale or monthly lease.

For further information and to learn about using the Sensory SentinelTM, visit our Education Library.

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NOISE AND VIBRATION SERVICES

Noise & Vibration Consulting & Monitoring Services for Animal Facilities

Turner Scientific brings 20 years of experience with noise and vibration in animal facilities to work for you as the first full-service firm focused on noise, ultrasonic noise and vibration. Turner Scientific is proud to provide a multitude of services, including the following:

  • Noise and vibration consulting for new construction or remodels

  • On-site noise and vibration measurements

  • 24-hour monitoring services for sensitive models or during construction

  • Specialized equipment for sale or rent

  • VivAlarm 24-hour noise data can be sent directly to Turner Scientific for monitoring and analysis and for alerting relevant personnel at your institution.

Why should this matter to you?

Noise, ultrasonic noise, and vibration are present in all research animal facilities and laboratories. These acoustic and vibratory stimuli have been associated with changes in breeding and behavior, as well as a number of other physiological effects involving cardiovascular and stress pathways (see Turner et al, 2005 for a review). The result is that such stimuli can be confounds for ANY area of biomedical research using animal models because they add variability to measurements, resulting in greater statistical ambiguity in our research and the need for more animals.

Our Recommendations

We recommend that every animal facility measure noise, ultrasonic noise and vibration at least annually, anytime new equipment or construction is introduced, and anytime facility or research personnel see unexpected changes in breeding, behavior or health. Especially sensitive models or work that could be impacted by noise and vibration should use our 24-hour monitoring service. Facilities need to begin measuring and controlling for noise, ultrasonic noise and vibration with the same care that is given to light, water, food, and air quality.

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