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A reduced-noise auger miner cutting head.
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; :37-44
After extensive laboratory and in-mine tests, a cost-effective, mineworthy, reduced-noise auger miner cutting head was designed, fabricated, and field tested by Wyle Laboratories, under Bureau of Mines contract H0188065. Compared with standard auger cutting heads, the new heads reduced noise by 10 dBA at the jacksetter's position and 6 dBA at the operator's position. The reduced-noise heads were able to cut and load coal as effectively as the standard heads and are now being used successfully in several underground mines. Mine shops can easily modify the standard auger cutting heads to produce the reduced-noise design.
Mining; Mining industry; Mining equipment; Cutting tools; Noise control; Noise; Engineering controls; Control technology; Coal mining; Coal mines; Underground mines; Underground mining
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Noise Control: Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminars, Pittsburgh, PA, July 24, 1984, and Denver, CO, July 26, 1984
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