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Document ID (ISN)26416
CIS number 77-92
ISSN - Serial title 0017-1379 - GlŘckauf
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hartill R.
Title Modern lighting in British coal mines
Original title Moderne Grubenleuchten im britischen Steinkohlenbergbau [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1976, Vol.112, No.5, p.209-214. Illus.
Abstract This article, written by the Chief Electrical Engineer of the Mining Department of the United Kingdom National Coal Board, reviews briefly the main provisions of the British regulations concerning lighting in mines, with a tabulated list of recommended illumination levels at various underground workposts. This is followed by detailed comments on recent developments in lighting at the workplace, incidentally improving occupational safety, and on miners' cap lamps (with comments on the design of cap lamps). For fixed lighting installations at the workface 6 or 8W fluorescent tubes are more and more frequently used. Cap lamps are equipped with rechargeable lead batteries.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; coal mining; artificial lighting; electric lighting equipment
Descriptors (secondary) illumination levels; description of equipment; legislation; cap lamps; underground work
Document type -
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Lighting and colour
Mining and quarrying