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Development of Prototype Quiet Hard Rock Stoper Drill - Volume I.

Authors
Dutta-PK; Patterson-WN
Source
NTIS: PB/86-139722 :62 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004883
Abstract
This report describes the design, development, and manufacture of a prototype quiet hard-rock stoper drill and results of its field tests. It is shown that the stoper drill noise level can be reduced from 118 dba to below 100 dba by using this design. The design concept of this drill is based on a valveless independent rotation system and use of an integral muffler and pivot mount. The drill was manufactured in a standard commercial drill manufacturing setup and organization. The design and production technology proved that commercially viable quiet drills can be made available for mine use.
Publication Date
19850101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1985
Identifying No.
OFR 128-85
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/86-139722
Performing Organization
Creare Products, Inc.
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division