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January 2013
Matt DeLacluyse, RAECO Rents business development manager

Happy New Year!

The RAECO Rents team has been hard at work, coming up with new ways to help you get your job done.

We've just added a new magnetic field exposure meter to our rental pool, and at your suggestion, a vibration monitor is on its way, and will be avialable to rent shortly.

If there's a measurement instrument you need, and can't find on our website, please call me. I'll help you find it.

Stay safe,

FREE return shipping!
Renting instruments for a week or more? We'll pay the return shipping. Your box will include a pre-paid return label and packing tape. All you have to do is close the box and drop it at your nearest UPS location.

Buy gently-used instruments.

Looking for low-cost IH and safety instruments? Check out our gently-used instruments list.
Then, call 866-736-8347 and
make us an offer!

Got a question?
Click for live help at RaecoRents.com

A good rental service has the right instruments for your task, competitive prices, and the ability to respond quickly when problems happen.

Matt, Randy, and Patricia are just a click away! Go to any page at RaecoRents.com, and click the Live Help button. Ask us anything: Pricing, availability, where to find stuff on the website, even tech support issues.

Prefer to use e-mail? Send your questions to rents@raecorents.com.

Sound Level and Noise Measurement FAQs

Lately, our 3M Quest sound level meters have been seeing a lot of action, and are in continued high demand in this early part of 2013. Customers tell me that they're using the meters to re-test working conditions in their plants after machinery or equipment upgrades.

When a customer is choosing a sound or noise measurement device, there are two basic questions I hear often:

Do I need a sound level meter or a noise dosimeter?

If you're doing basic environmental noise level measurements, trying to locate the source of noise, or evaluating hearing protection equipment for your employees, you'll want to use a portable handheld sound level meter.

If you want to know how much noise an employee is exposed to over the course of a work shift or sampling period, you need a personal wearable noise dosimeter. These units usually weigh about 3oz, and are clipped to a worker's hard hat or clothing, close to the ear or "hearing zone".

What's the difference between Type I and Type II sound level meters?

There are several basic differences between Type 1 and Type 2 devices, as defined by ANSI Standard S1.4-1971.

 Type IType II
Application UsePrecision
noise measurement
General service measurement
Required Overall Accuracy±1 dBA±2dBA
Microphone*Condenser mic requiredUses either condenser
or ceramic mic
±0.5 dB
between 22.4 and 11200 Hz
±0.5 dB
between 63 and 2000 Hz
Std. Frequency WeightingA- and C-, plus Linear ResponseGenerally A- only

* Condenser microphones are highly sensitive and have a wide dynamic range. Ceramic microphones are more rugged, but less sensitive.

If you've done any upgrading or replacement of machinery or systems in your work environment, and are concerned with the changing noise levels, you may want to run a quick sound level test to make sure you're still in compliance with OSHA and your workers' hearing won't be compromised by additional workplace noise exposure.

RAECO Rents is proud to offer 3M Quest's industry-leading line of sound level meters and noise dosimeters. Please don't hesitate to call me for help with your sound level and noise monitoring needs.

Matt's Chocolate Chip Cookies in every rental kit! It's like Cracker Jack: A treat inside every box!

RAECO Rents goal is to treat you right, from providing top-brand instruments to affordable shipping to goodies in every rental kit. Look for the Matt's chocolate chip cookie in the case with your next rental. Isn't it cool? A local bakery named their company after me!

Can’t find something you need on our website? Call 866-736-8347 and we’ll find it for you.

RAECO Rents www.RaecoRents.com
135 Bernice Dr

Bensenville IL 60106-3366
Phone: 866-736-8347 (866-RENT-EHS)
Fax: 815-464-8720