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Document ID (ISN)27613
CIS number 77-1296
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ruth W., Carlsson L., Wibom R., Knave B.
Title Workplace lighting in foundries and smelting plants - General analysis of work process and lighting conditions
Original title Arbetsbelysning i gjuterier och smńltverk - ÷versikt och analys av olika arbetsmoment [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Industribelysning V, Ljuskultur, Box 5512, 114 85 Stockholm, Sweden, 1976, Vol.48, No.4-5, p.28-36. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) artificial lighting; iron and steel industry; foundries; smelting plants
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; report; glare; illumination design; visual tasks
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Lighting and colour
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Smelting and refining operations
Iron and steel industry