How noisy is the elan2 Liquid Nitrogen Generator?

The elan2 system has an air compressor as part of the instrument. This means there is a constant level of noise from the system. The system is specified to be less than 75 dBa at 1 meter distance.

The accoustics in the room that it is installed in do have a tremendous affect on the relative noise output.

It is not recommended that this instrument be placed in an office or next to where people are on the telephone routinely as it may be distracting. It is difficult to give an absolute description of the noise as it largely depends on the acoustics of the room in which it is installed - but an approximation would be a little louder than an older window air conditioning unit.

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