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ISO 15186-2:2003 can be used by laboratories that could not satisfy the requirements of ISO 15186-1, which deals with laboratory measurements with no or little flanking transmission. ISO 15186-3 deals with measurements under laboratory conditions, at low frequencies.
ISO 15186-2:2003 also describes the effect of flanking transmission on measurements made using the specified method, and how intensity measurements can be used
-- to compare the in-situ sound insulation of a building element with laboratory measurements where flanking has been suppressed (i.e. ISO 140-3),
-- to rank the partial contributions for building elements, and
-- to measure the flanking sound reduction index for one or more transmission paths (for validation of prediction models such as those given in EN 12354-1).
This method gives values for airborne sound insulation, which are frequency dependent. They can be converted into a single number, characterizing the acoustic performance, by application of ISO 717-1.
The reproducibility of this intensity method is estimated to be equal to or better than that of the methods of ISO 140-10 and ISO 140-4, when measuring a single small and large building element, respectively.