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Technical Memorandum on Noise from Percussive Piling

Table 2 - Sound Power Levels for Percussive Piling
Piling Method* and Pile Type Sound Power Level (dB(A))
Diesel hammer driving pre-stressed concrete pile 128
Diesel hammer driving steel pile 132
Diesel hammer driving steel sheet pile 132
Drop hammer driving concrete pile 116
Drop hammer driving steel pile 126
Drop hammer driving steel sheet pile 129
Hydraulic hammer (double acting) driving pre-stressed concrete pile 126
Hydraulic hammer (double acting) driving steel pile 129
Hydraulic hammer (double acting) driving steel sheet pile 129
Hydraulic hammer (single acting) driving pre-stressed concrete pile 122
Hydraulic hammer (single acting) driving steel pile 126
Hydraulic hammer (single acting) driving steel sheet pile 126
Internal drop hammer 113
Pneumatic or steam hammer (double acting) driving steel sheet pile 135
Pneumatic or steam hammer (single acting) driving steel pile 130

* These terms are defined in Section 1.3

 

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