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Document ID (ISN)35615
CIS number 81-983
ISSN - Serial title 0033-6874 - REFA Nachrichten
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kirchner J.H., Thiele W.
Title Microclimate evaluation in practice
Original title Klimabeurteilung in der Praxis [in German]
Bibliographic information 1980, Vol.33, No.2, p.101-106. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Review of the possibilities and principles of microclimate evaluation and introduction to a study of their practical application in a printing and drying shop for sheet metal for tinned food and drink cans, where several drying ovens were in operation. Specification of effective temperatures, microclimate values admitted as comfortable, and permissible limits. Description of microclimate evaluation procedure: measurements of thermal environment values, determination of body workload, establishment of climatic limits for the range of jobs to be performed in the metal printing shop. Values in excess of tolerable limits were frequently recorded in summer, but without apparent health injury. Proposed preventive measures: forced ventilation, insulating screens, new ultra-violet drying methods, workbreaks taken in cooler premises.
Descriptors (primary) climatic measurement; sheet-metal printing; heat stress assessment; hot workplaces; paint baking and drying ovens
Descriptors (secondary) protection against heat; drying ovens and plants
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Heat and cold