|Document ID (ISN)||100591|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1529-8663 - AIHA Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Sisto R., Pinto I., Stacchini N., Giuliani F.
||Infrared radiation exposure in traditional glass factories
||Jan.-Feb. 2000, Vol.61, No.1, p.5-10. Illus. 10 ref.
||A simple method for the evaluation of exposure to infrared radiation (IR-A, IR-B, IR-C) from high temperature (>1000░C) sources using a luxometric or a near-IR detector is presented. The method uses the universality of the Planck formula for the black body spectrum, which allows estimation of the radiated power in any wavelength range by measuring the power radiated in another range. This capability may be very useful when the range of interest is one in which radiometers are expensive and difficult to calibrate, as for the IR-B and IR-C ranges, because a more commonly available luxometer can be used instead. The method was applied to evaluate radiation in two traditional Italian glass factories. Intense exposures in the IR-B and IR-C ranges were found for some workers, exceeding the ACGIH limits by a large factor. This exposure must be reduced, as epidemiological studies confirm the existence of a correlation between cataractogenesis and work with fused glass and metals.
||molten materials; infrared radiation; glass industry; exposure evaluation
||infrared radiation cataract; limitation of exposure; permissible levels; infrared detectors; risk factors; description of technique; light measurement
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
Glass, pottery and related materials