Measurement and Analysis of Peak Noise Levels around Two Selected Generator Houses within Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, South East Nigeria
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Power supply from Enugu Distribution Company (EEDC) is not steady in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (and in the nation at large). As such, the institution resorted to alternative means of power supply. Such means is by use of power generating sets. These power generating sets commonly known as ‘Generators’ generate a lot of noise as they operate. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture is located in Ikwuano local Government area of Abia State. Southeastern Nigeria; between latitude 5°29ˈN and longitude 7°32ˈE. In this study, effort was made to measure and analyze the noise output from these generators using a NOISH sound level meter. The instrument was mounted at a height of 1m above the ground in the two locations. The results show that the noise outputs from these generators were quite high and above the recommended levels by WHO.
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