Forms are required for documenting the completion of steps in the buy-quiet process. Worksheets are tools for performing calculations involved in various steps.
This worksheet is intended to support the purchaser’s efforts to advocate a low-noise purchase. It estimates the long-term economic cost of noise exposure and thereby is also able to estimate the benefit due to reducing noise exposure.
Enter noise emission criterion and other specific information into this template and use it to develop your equipment purchase specification.
Use this worksheet to estimate potential sound levels in the community due to outdoor equipment.
Data are occasionally presented in sound pressure level format when sound power level format is desired, or vice versa. After ascertaining the reason for the discrepancy from the supplier, use one of the spreadsheet tools in this section to convert the data to the desired format.
A simplified conversion method is described in the Approximate Sound Power-Pressure Conversion worksheet. Use this worksheet to get a quick and easy estimate of the conversion between sound power level and sound pressure level.
A more detailed approach for sound pressure/power conversion based on room acoustics considerations is given in the Sound Power/Pressure Conversion (Room Acoustics) worksheet.
After completing steps 1–3 of the Roadmap, use this worksheet to determine the simplest allowable NASA Procurement strategy that may be used for your procurement.
This form is required for all procurements at all NASA Centers to document the proper coordination of approvals for health and safety issues, including the consideration of noise emission.
This workbook estimates and compares the net long-term cost of the effects of noise emission (relative to a criterion) for up to three candidate equipment items.
Use this document whenever it is necessary to increase the noise emission criterion beyond the baseline values.
Suppliers should submit noise emission data using this form.
Use this document after proposal receipt if suppliers are unable to provide noise emission data with their proposals.
Use this document to describe the results obtained and/or decisions made at the shop verification stage affecting shipment of the equipment.
Use this document to describe the results obtained and/or decisions made at the field verification stage affecting acceptance of the equipment.