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Main Title Evaluation of Strategies to Control Noise from Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Condensing Units.
Author Durden, George L. ; Myers, John O. ; Towers, Thomas A. ; Dickman, Donna McCord ;
CORP Author Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-01-3952; EPA-550/9-81-404;
Stock Number PB82-165903
Additional Subjects Air conditioning equipment ; Refrigerating machinery ; Noise reduction ; Noise pollution ; Refrigerant compressors ; Acoustic measurement ; Regulations ; Law enforcement ; Maryland ; Noise levels ; Curfews
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-165903 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 148p
This report details the strategies evaluated and assesses the experiences encountered in the investigation of noise from air conditioning and refrigeration condensing units in the State of Maryland. Each is designed to provide guidance for other state and local noise programs faced with similar noise problems. Hence, emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of attempting to implement innovative approaches. These included: (1) sample selection, (2) noise measurement survey, (3) implementation of aggressive abatement procedures, (4) development and use of a screening graph for determining acceptability of sound rated outdoor unitary equipment, (5) incorporation of noise control considerations into The Division of Food Control, (6) exploration of an operational curfew, (7) development of an incentive/information program.