Acoustic Analysis of Machineries in the Cement Industry

Alireza Noorpoor, Ali Ahmadi Orkomi
2014 Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology  
A study has been conducted at the Tehran cement factory to recognize and analyze the major noise emission source machineries. Cement industry has many process units. Basically all of these units or stages can be considered as a source of noise. Since noise pollution is defined based on its offensive hearing effects, the importance of the noise sources depends directly on the number of workers in the unit. In this survey, first, the mean A-weighted sound pressure level and number of the workers
more » ... ber of the workers in each unit have been measured and the obtained data were analyzed in Microsoft Excel. The noisiest units have been recognized and some applicable suggestions offered to reduce the sound exposure level. Afterwards, based on the mentioned ISO, some experiments have been done to calculate the A-weighted acoustic power level of the crusher which emitted the highest level of noise. By calculating the sound power levels and considering the affecting design parameters on the sound power generated by the crusher, an empirical equation has been presented to calculate the acoustic power level as a function of physical parameters horsepower, number of hammers and the weight of each hammer.
doi:10.4236/ojsst.2014.42011 fatcat:6h5iwjalmjflplg55gwshvjb4i