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Document ID (ISN)33240
CIS number 80-706
ISSN - Serial title Ljuskultur
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carlsson L., Wibom R.
Title Lighting of workplaces in foundries and the iron and steel industry - Finish cleaning and inspection/reception
Original title Arbetsbelysning i gjuterier och smńltverk - finrensning och kontroll-avsyning [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information 1978, Vol.50, No.6, p.16-25. Illus.
Abstract Workplaces in 3 foundries were studied. Finish cleaning and inspection of castings require great visual effort and may be classified as precision tasks. The work is made difficult by poor contrast between the surfaces of the piece, grains of sand adhering to the surface, and shadows cast into the cavities. The improvements made at the workplaces are described: local lighting with antiglare screens, arrangement of local lighting luminaires on 2 or 3 sides, increased illuminance levels, adjustable luminaires, use of light tables with the light under an opaque surface or a movable light source using optic fibres.
Descriptors (primary) cleaning of castings; visual tasks; quality control; foundries; artificial lighting
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; report; illumination design; precision work; local lighting; contrast
Document type -
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Lighting and colour
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations