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Measuring Noise from a Continuous Mining Machine.


PB83214890

Publication Date 1983
Personal Author Bartholomae, R.; Kovac, J.; Robertson, J.
Page Count 26
Abstract Noise generated by continuous mining machines in underground coal production is an important health hazard. Bureau of Mines Contract J0387229 covers investigation of this noise through laboratory tests of simulated cutting operations and through in-mine noise measurements. The results of these investigations indicate that coal cutting noise and conveyor noise are dominant sources of mining machine operational noise. Typical noise levels for both cutting and conveying operations are approximately 97 dBA (decibels A-weighted).
Keywords
  • Mining equipment
  • Acoustic measurement
  • Noise pollution
  • Sound pressure
  • Cutters
  • Coal mining
  • Conveyors
  • Continuous mining machines
  • Noise levels
  • Mine safety
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 68B - Noise Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh Research Center.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Information circular/1983.
NTIS Issue Number 198319
Measuring Noise from a Continuous Mining Machine.
Measuring Noise from a Continuous Mining Machine.
PB83214890

  • Mining equipment
  • Acoustic measurement
  • Noise pollution
  • Sound pressure
  • Cutters
  • Coal mining
  • Conveyors
  • Continuous mining machines
  • Noise levels
  • Mine safety
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 68B - Noise Pollution & Control
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