Assessment of hand-arm vibration exposure by means estimation methodologies: Comparison between vibration databases (ispesl) and information provided by tool manufacturers
Keywords:Database systems, Electric drills, Estimation, Instruments, Machine vibrations, Manufacture, Regression analysis, Reliability analysis, Correction factors, Direct measurement, Emission values, Estimation methodologies, Hand-arm vibration, Specific tool, Tool manufacturers, Vibration exposure
AbstractA comparison between vibration databases (ISPESL) and information provided by tool manufacturers was used for the assessment of hand-arm vibration exposure by means estimation methodologies. Vibration emission values obtained from several difference sources such as direct measurement, manufacturers' declarations, and with correction factors recommended by the CEN TR 15350 applied, were collated, cross-checked, and compared. Linear regression analysis was done between measured vibration exposure values and declared vibration emissions, in order to test the reliability of declared values for use in ranking tools. Vibration emission values from the ISPESL Database, particularly when values are available for the specific tool, prove to be more reliable than estimating based on manufacturers' declared emission values, even if corrected by the factors recommended by CEN TR 15350. Correction factors appeared to be adequate for concrete breakers, pneumatic drills, electric percussion and non-percussion drills, air sanders and polishers.
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