Waste Receiving and Processing (WRAP) Facility Public Address System Review Findings

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Public address system operation at the Waste Receiving and Processing (WRAP) facility was reviewed. The review was based on an Operational Readiness Review finding that public address performance was not adequate in parts of the WRAP facility. Several improvements were made to the WRAP Public Address (PA) system to correct the deficiencies noted. Speaker gain and position was optimized. A speech processor was installed to boost intelligibility in high noise areas. Additional speakers were added to improve coverage in the work areas. The results of this evaluation indicate that further PA system enhancements are not warranted. Additional speakers cannot compensate ... continued below

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HUMPHRYS, K.L. November 3, 1999.

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Public address system operation at the Waste Receiving and Processing (WRAP) facility was reviewed. The review was based on an Operational Readiness Review finding that public address performance was not adequate in parts of the WRAP facility. Several improvements were made to the WRAP Public Address (PA) system to correct the deficiencies noted. Speaker gain and position was optimized. A speech processor was installed to boost intelligibility in high noise areas. Additional speakers were added to improve coverage in the work areas. The results of this evaluation indicate that further PA system enhancements are not warranted. Additional speakers cannot compensate for the high background sound and high reverberation levels found in the work areas. Recommendations to improve PA system intelligibility include minor speaker adjustments, enhanced PA announcement techniques, and the use of sound reduction and abatement techniques where economically feasible.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00798661

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  • Report No.: HNF-5295, Rev.0
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • DOI: 10.2172/798661 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 798661
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc741267

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HUMPHRYS, K.L. Waste Receiving and Processing (WRAP) Facility Public Address System Review Findings, report, November 3, 1999; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc741267/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.