Analyses and Actions to Be Considered Prior to Performing Room Air Conditioning Design
The following questions should be considered:
Is replacement of contaminating substances possible?
Is containment of production processes possible, to avoid contaminants and heat being released to the room air?
Is automation of production processes possible, to avoid workers being exposed?
Is use of local extracts possible, to avoid contaminants and heat being released to the room air, and how efficient are extracts?
Is use of personal protection gear for workers possible?
Is use of local fresh-air supply at working stations possible?
Is use of local thermal conditioning possible?
Can changed working procedures reduce exposure to contaminants?
Can clothing be adjusted to correct thermal dissatisfaction problems?
Can activity level be adjusted by changing working routines?
In midsummer, when overheating is a problem, can an afternoon shift be changed into a night shift?
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