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Ekhlas H, Nassiri P, Monazzam M R, Mansouri N. Modeling and verification of acoustic wave propagation in indoors using Sabine model in turbine hall of a gas power plant . JHSW. 2014; 4 (1) :73-86
URL: http://jhsw.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5124-en.html

1- MSc of Health, Safety and Environment Management (HSE) ,Faculty of Environment & Energy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran , hanieh.ekhlas@gmail.com
2- Professor Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
3- Associate Professor Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
4- Associate Professor Department of Environmental Engineering. Faculty of Environment & Energy, Science and
Abstract:   (5290 Views)

Introduction: Noise is one of hazardous agents of workplaces in industries. Electric industries and power plants are among industries in which noise pollution should be taken into account. This study aimed to develop and verify a statistical model for acoustic wave propagation in an indoor environment for noise related risk reduction management.

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Material and Method: This theoretical-experimental study was performed in a gas power plant with nominal capacity of 648 MW including four gas turbine with nominal capacity of 162 MW. The relations between sound power level and sound pressure level in indoor environments were used for developing the statistical model. Moreover, verification of the obtained data was done by a field inside a turbine hall study using ISO9612 standard method.

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Result: Comparison of results from the field and the theoretical study showed no significant differences. The differences between predicted value and field measurements was, in average, less than 0.5 db. This shows the acceptable accuracy of the presented model in estimating the workplace noise level, according to the real functional conditions of the noise sources.

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Conclusion: The presented model is easy and practical and allows managers to model scenarios of noise pollution reduction in indoor environments, before huge expenses of actual control measures. This method is faster comparing to numerical modeling methods. Furthermore, its accuracy is also acceptable.

Keywords: Power plant, Noise, Validity
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/04/29 | Accepted: 2014/04/29 | Published: 2014/04/29

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