|Document ID (ISN)||27613|
|Convention or series no.
||Ruth W., Carlsson L., Wibom R., Knave B.
||Workplace lighting in foundries and smelting plants - General analysis of work process and lighting conditions
||Arbetsbelysning i gjuterier och smńltverk - ÷versikt och analys av olika arbetsmoment [in Swedish]|
||Industribelysning V, Ljuskultur, Box 5512, 114 85 Stockholm, Sweden, 1976, Vol.48, No.4-5, p.28-36. Illus. 10 ref.
||A 1975 Swedish government study showed that 51% of iron and steel workers believed the workplace illumination to be unacceptable. The following problems exist: luminous radiation from furnaces and molten metal; low contrast of moulds and cast iron; shadowing of light by workers' bodies; repetitive visual tasks and short viewing distances; smoke and dust; breaking of lamps owing to vibration; glare; limited colour rendering. This study showed only partial improvement achieved by illuminating engineering. Improved shielding of light sources is required, but changes in work processes are more necessary.
||artificial lighting; iron and steel industry; foundries; smelting plants
||Sweden; report; glare; illumination design; visual tasks
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Lighting, colour and vision
|Broad subject area(s)
||Iron and steel industry
Lighting and colour
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Smelting and refining operations