APPLICATION OF NOISE PROTECTION CURTAINS IN SHIPS' ENGINE ROOMS

It is hardly practicable to add a primary <i.e., at source> means of noise reduction in the engine rooms of ships already in service, but a secondary means, flexible noise-reducti curtains, can be well worth while despite their limitations. An investigation of this matter in ships of the VEB Deutfracht/Seereederei Rostock, has led to the development and testing of a curtain made from predominantly East German materials and which stands comparison with others on the world market. The article briefly describes the usual construction of noise protection curtains and lists their required characteristics <as stipulated in the DSRK Rules>. Different methods of installing both fixed and movable curtains are illustrated. Shipboard measurements have shown that the newly devloped East German curtains can reduce the sound level in working areas by about 10 dB<AI> as compared with the rest of the engine room.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Seewirtschaft, 15 <1983>, p.139 <No.3, Mar.> (2 pp, 7 ref., 7 diag., 2 phot.)
  • Authors:
    • Peschel, G
    • Schmidt, D
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • German

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM