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Measurement techniques for hand-arm vibration.
Proceedings of the international occupational hand-arm vibration conference, October 28-31, 1975, Cincinnati, Ohio. Wasserman DE, Taylor W, Curry MG, eds. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-170, 1977 Apr; :173-175
Various types of vibration transducers, conditioning systems, and vibration analysis instrumentation are discussed, including piezoresistive and piezoelectric accelerometers. Emphasis is placed on their proper use and expected limitations. Vibration transducer problems include exceeding the limits of an instrument when an air hammer idles, the zero shift problem, where to place the measuring device, the spiking and overload problem, the use of integrators, use of a real-time analyzer for spectrum analysis, and the use of the dose meter. It is emphasized that only through proper knowledge of each element comprising a vibration instrumentation and transducer system can a user expect to achieve maximum benefits.
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Proceedings of the international occupational hand-arm vibration conference
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