Yantek-DS; Jurovcik-P; Bauer-ER
2005 SME Annual Meeting, February 28 - March 2, Salt Lake City, Utah, Preprint 05-71. Littleton, CO, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2005 Feb; :1-13
Workers in coal preparation plants, where vibrating screens are significant noise sources, are often exposed to sound levels exceeding 90 dB(A). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a major coal company, and a vibrating screen manufacturer conducted a cooperative study of vibrating screen noise. Rubber isolators reduced sound levels by 1 dB. Urethane screen panels did not reduce sound levels in this case. Drive noise was determined to be the dominant noise source on the screen. Damped side plates reduced vibration levels on the screen sides by 1 to 7 dB(A). Detailed results of the study are presented.
Noise; Vibration; Coal-mining; Noise-sources; Screen; Preparation-plants; Coal-preparation-plants; Noise-exposure; Workers; Noise-control; Engineering-controls
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
2005 SME Annual Meeting, February 28 - March 2, Salt Lake City, Utah, Preprint 05-71