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Document ID (ISN)28768
CIS number 78-388
ISSN - Serial title Ljuskultur
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carlsson L., Knave B., Wibom R.
Title Workplace lighting in foundries and smelting plants - Manual casting
Original title Arbetsbelysning i gjuterier och smńltverk - manuell avgjutning [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information 1977, Vol.49, No.3, p.4-11. Illus.
Abstract Results of a survey and measurements made in 4 Swedish foundries to determine the optimum parameters for new lighting installations. The visible radiation from furnaces and molten metal raises problems of adaptation of workers' eyes to work environmental lighting conditions. Visual tasks are rendered more difficult by the lack of sharp contrast between casting sand moulds and the cast iron. Visibility is further reduced by insufficient lighting shadows, low contrast, and wearing of protective goggles. Recommendations on ways to improve lighting by using mercury-vapour lamps; cost aspects.
Descriptors (primary) casting of metals; visual tasks; foundries; smelting plants; artificial lighting
Descriptors (secondary) illumination levels; Sweden; survey; economic aspects; illumination design; arc lamps
Document type -
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