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Document ID (ISN)49827
CIS number 88-1022
ISBN(s) 0-11-883909-8
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Commission
Title Safe use of electric induction furnaces
Bibliographic information HMSO Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1987. 30p. Illus. Price: GBP 9.00.
Abstract This safety guide describes the hazards associated with the use of induction furnaces and gives practical advice on how to operate all types of induction furnaces safely. The recommendations represent good working practices aimed to help the users to meet their legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act and associated legislation. Contents: how induction furnaces work; training of personnel; supervision of plant; equipment to protect against molten metal splash; maintenance; emergency plans; the acquisition of a new furnace; water cooling systems; construction and protection of electrical plant; guide for foundry staff. A glossary of terms is appended.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; foundries; induction furnaces; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) noise; safety guides; cooling systems; maintenance; explosion hazards; electrical safety; exhaust ventilation; emergency organization; personal protective equipment; health hazards; mechanical hazards; glossary; plant safety supervision; safety and health training; electricity
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations