Dynamic system employed for predicting noise emission at new constructed mineral ore processing plant

Edi Karyono Putro*, Nieke Karnaningroem, Arie Dipareza Syafei

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The impact of noise can arise from the operation of a mineral ore processing plant in the mining industry, such as PT Freeport Indonesia. The use of advanced technology in modern industry, like SAG#3, has increased production productivity but can also lead to noise emission issues that may endanger workers’ health. This research aims to project the impact of noise in the workplace at a new mineral ore processing plant using dynamic system analysis. Noise sampling was conducted using a sound level meter instrument following SNI 7231:2009. After data collection, dynamic system analysis was performed using Vensim Pro software, involving steps such as causal loop design, stock flow diagram formation, and model verification testing. The analysis results indicate that the noise level exceeds the permissible exposure limit, measuring at 85 dBA. Therefore, the implementation of a Hearing Conservation Program (HCP), personal protective equipment (PPE) policies, and periodic noise control policy evaluation are crucial steps in reducing the impact of noise on employees. This study highlights the need for concrete actions by the company, such as improving the effectiveness of the HCP, enforcing stricter PPE policies, and conducting regular evaluations. Consequently, the company can create a safer work environment and reduce the health risks associated with noise exposure in the workplace.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNoise Mapping
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • dynamic system
  • noise emission
  • noise level dBA
  • noise modeling
  • worker’s health


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