This document describes calculation models to estimate the sound pressure level in buildings due to service equipment. As for the field measurement documents (EN ISO 16032 for the engineering method and EN ISO 10052 for the survey method), it covers sanitary installations, mechanical ventilation, heating and cooling, service equipment, lifts, rubbish chutes, boilers, blowers, pumps and other auxiliary service equipment, and motor driven car park doors, but can also be applied to others equipment attached to or installed in buildings. The estimation is generally based on measured data that characterizes both the equipment (source) and the sound transmission through the building. The same equipment can be composed of different airborne and/or structure borne sources at different locations in the building; the standard gives some information on these sources and how they can be characterized; however, models of the equipment itself are out of the scope of this standard.
This document describes the principles of the calculation models, lists the relevant input and output quantities and defines its applications and restrictions. The models given are applicable to calculations in frequency bands. It is intended for acoustical experts and provides the framework for the development of application documents and tools for other users in the field of building construction, considering local circumstances.
The calculation models described use the most general approach for engineering purposes, with a link to measurable input quantities that specify the performance of building elements and equipment. However, it is important for users to be aware that other calculation models also exist, each with their own applicability and restrictions.
The models are based on experience with predictions for dwellings and offices; they could also be used for other types of buildings provided the dimensions of constructions are not too different from those in dwellings.