Problems of Noise Hazards in Long-Term Operated Basic Machinery for Open-Pit Mining

  • Piotr M. SokolskiEmail author
  • Marek Sokolski


Long-term operated open-pit mining machinery (large-size excavators and stackers) are subjected to some various degradation processes. One of the symptoms of these phenomena is increased noise levels which have a negative influence on a microclimate of work environment of machines’ crews. That is why since the 1990s the complex program of modernization of all the old basic machinery has been consistently put into practice in Polish brown coal industry and the comprehensive monitoring of noise hazards in this machinery is consistently being carried out. In this chapter, the main reasons and sources of increased noise are identified and the relevant research results obtained by authors are presented.


Long-term operated machinery Noise hazards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringWroclaw University of Science and TechnologyWroclawPoland

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