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Retrofit noise controls for crushing and screening plants.

Authors
Muldoon-TL; Bobick-TG
Source
Noise Control: Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminars, Pittsburgh, PA, July 24, 1984, and Denver, CO, July 26, 1984. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8986, 1984 Jul; :107-119
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NIOSHTIC No.
10002343
Abstract
Crushing and screening equipment in the sand and gravel and crushed stone industries generate excessive noise. Plant operators and cleanup personnel receive a full-shift exposure that ranges from three to four times the exposure allowed by Federal regulations. Noise is typically generated by the impact of the product against the steel components of the plant. The impact forces cause the components to resonate and create airborne noise. During a Bureau of Mines sponsored research program, retrofit noise control treatments were successfully installed and evaluated in a primary crushing plant and two secondary crushing and screening plants. A control booth was installed at the primary crushing plant; the noise levels at the operator's location were reduced from 97 to 78 dBA. Noise levels measured at normal cleanup locations were reduced by 4 to 7 dBA (97.5-98 to 91-93.5 dBA) at one of the two secondary plants. This paper describes how to des:lgn, select, and install similar retrofit noise control treatments for crushing and screening plants.
Keywords
Coal processing; Mineral processing; Noise; Noise control; Engineering controls; Control technology
Publication Date
19840101
Document Type
IH; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC-8986
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Noise Control: Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminars, Pittsburgh, PA, July 24, 1984, and Denver, CO, July 26, 1984
State
PA
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