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TitleLighting assessment at workplaces in a granite manufacturing company
Author(s)Torres, A.
Araújo, Ana S.
Pereira, C.
Santos, C.
Vivas, D.
Pinhão, I.
Silva, J.
Brito, J.
Pereira, J.
Durães, L.
Ribeiro, Paulo
Melo, T.
Colim, Ana S.
Carneiro, P.
KeywordsErgonomics
Granite manufacturing
Illuminance
Luminance
Issue date2019
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
JournalStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
Abstract(s)The workers’ safety and wellbeing is the key to achieve higher levels of productivity and efficiency. An adequate lighting is one of the factors that influences the workplace and consequently, the comfort and satisfaction of the workers. This study aims to assess the lighting quality at seven work sections in a granite company. Three illuminance measurements were done with a luximeter, one with natural light and two at nightfall (with and without shadows). By studying their illuminance and luminance levels, it was perceivable the existence of lighting problems in all workplaces studied. Proven the inefficient lightning system, two experiments were run for the six workplaces. To the seventh section, as it is different from the others, a different approach was used. The results showed that with an implementation of roller shutters, 14 luminaires were enough to guarantee the necessary illuminance level. Without Dundee Roller Shutters, the number of luminaires needed was 15. To the seventh section it is recommended the utilization of a local lamp. The importance of lighting conditions is discussed, and the results obtained from illuminance measurements are presented so that improvements in the production area can be implemented.
TypeBook part
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/66891
DOI10.1007/978-3-030-14730-3_57
ISSN2198-4182
Publisher versionhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-14730-3_57
Peer-Reviewedyes
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