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Development of Commercial Quiet Rock Drills.
Dutta PK; Runstadler PW Jr.
NTIS: PB 84-232644 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :114 pages
This report describes the design, development, and manufacture of production stoper drills and the results of their field tests. It is shown that underground stoper drill noise level can be reduced from 118 dba to below 100 dba by using pneumatic drills. The design concept of these drills is a radical departure from the standard valved rifle bar type drill machine design to a drill featuring a valveless independent rotation system, use of an integral muffler, and a shroud tube. Six drills were manufactured in a standard commerical drill manufacturing setup and organization. The design and production technology proved that commercially viable quiet drills can be made available for mine use.
CP; Final Contract Report;
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NTIS: PB 84-232644. Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Creare Products, Inc.
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