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The Assessment of Maximum and Peak Sound Levels of F3 Category Fireworks

Fireworks are widely discussed in the aspect of harming people. Apart from their spectacular effects, there is a serious danger of hearing loss caused by too close bursts when attending as an operator and also as a spectator. The unpleasant truth is that the documents regarding fireworks are usually not specific enough in terms of limiting the excessive noise exposure and the sound pressure levels generated by some fireworks can be simply too high. The paper presents the results of the examination on F3 class firecrackers impulsive noise. The authors measured two types of F3 explosive materials and analyzed the obtained maximum, peak, and exposure values in accordance with PN-EN 15947-4:2016-02. Pyrotechnic articles. Fireworks, Categories F1, F2 and F3. Test methods.

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