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Document ID (ISN)107058
CIS number 07-1164
ISSN - Serial title 0736-2501 - Noise Control Engineering Journal
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vardhan H., Adhikari G.R.
Title Development of noise spectrum based maintenance guideline for reduction of earth moving machinery noise
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2006, Vol.54, No.4, p.236-244. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Heavy earth moving machinery (HEMM) is one of the most important sources of noise in open-pit mines. Several studies carried out earlier indicate that noise produced by HEMM can be reduced by proper maintenance. To reduce the overall noise produced by HEMM, it is important to identify the components contributing most to the noise. Maintenance of those components can then be carried out rigorously to reduce the noise. This article presents a maintenance guideline for reduction of HEMM noise based on sound level emission measurements and noise spectrum studies of dumpers, dozers and loaders under various operating conditions.
Descriptors (primary) India; maintenance; earthmoving equipment; noise control; mining industry; opencast work
Descriptors (secondary) sound spectrum; bulldozers; noise measurement; dumpers; sound attenuation; loaders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Mining and quarrying