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Sound Survey Robert A. Taft Sanitary Engineering Center Electric Shop, SB-32.
NIOSH 1964 Oct:8 pages
Sound pressure level measurements are made in an electric ship containing three vacuum pumps and two air compressors for the buildings vacuum and compressed air systems, a small refrigeration unit, and a small compressor. The sound level is found to be insufficient for producing a hearing loss problem, but to be annoying, interfering with conversation. Recommendations for noise reduction include separation or isolation of the equipment from the electric shop by a wall or new location, inspection of equipment for worn or defective parts as noise producers, and use of a sound survey for noise reduction if a wall is constructed.
Noise-control; Air-conditioning-equipment; Psychological-responses; Noise-generation; Electrical-equipment; Noise-shielding; Acoustic-measurement; Noise-level; Electrical-equipment;
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, Report No. TR-17, 8 pages
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division