NOISE EXPOSURE AND CONTROL ON FIXED MARINE STRUCTURES

Machinery noise sources on drilling and producing platforms include engines, turbines, gears, generators, pumps and compressors. Noise transmission is both structureborne and airborne. Exposure evaluation requires consideration of work shifts ranging up to 12 hours per day, seven days in a row. Exposure time is not limited to the work shift for those who must live on the structure. The design problem is to avoid or eliminate excessive noise levels. If this is not feasible, noise levels are minimized both as to intensity and the physical area affected by use of quite machinery. Enclosure and/or other acoustical treatment is then used to bring exposure within acceptable limits. Examples of noise sources and control measures are illustrated by case histories.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Acoustical Publications, Incorporated

    27101 East Oviatt Road
    Bay Village, OH  USA  44140
  • Authors:
    • Judd, S H
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 20-24
  • Serial:
    • SOUND AND VIBRATION
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Acoustical Publications, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0038-1810

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM