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Document ID (ISN)54499
CIS number 90-1699
ISBN(s) 0-11-883972-1
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Title Noise reduction at web-fed presses
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1988. 27p. Illus. Bibl. Price: GBP 4.90.
Abstract This booklet provides details of available noise control options and their implementation in web-fed presses used for newspaper and general printing. All new press installations should incorporate adequate noise control measures such as improved press design to reduce noise generation, quiet areas for remote control of operations, and reduction of reverberant noise levels in machine rooms. Noise control measures for existing presses include total press enclosure, a partial enclosure by acoustic screens, quiet corridors and havens to protect working positions, and enclosure of the folder, usually the noisiest part of the press. Ear protectors should be worn and employees trained in their maintenance and use. Legal requirements for noise control are outlined and case studies illustrate how noise reduction methods have been used in practice.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; noise control; cylinder printing machines; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; sound absorbing materials; legal aspects; case study; noise level; safety by design; sound isolation; sound shielding; acoustic enclosure; noise level measurement; safety guides; remote control
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Printing, photography and photocopying industry