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Construction noise field trial 2006

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Abstract

Measurements were made at an open cast mine of stationary plant, drive-by events, and at various distances. The investigation concerns the accuracy of sound power levels of large machines as determined from sound pressure level measurements taken according to the established measurement procedure. The results indicate that the single SLM method at 10m is a reasonably accurate and reliable method for the characterisation of plant sound power on-site for both stationary and dynamic activities.

Investigators

  • Dr David Waddington
  • Dr Andy Moorhouse

Location

Limestone quarry in North Wales

Duration

February 2006

Sponsor

DEFRA, Hepworth Acoustics Ltd

Measurements

Sound power levels of large open cast mining plant

Publications

DEFRA NANR174 Field trial report, dcw06_702.doc

Links

Construction noise