Published in: Holistic Approach Environ. 3(2013) 1, pp. 51 – 57
Paper reference number: HAE-33
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EVALUATION OF THERMO-HYGRIC MICROCLIMATE PARAMETERS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
Hana Sokolová*, Ružena Králiková*, Alena Pešková*
* Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University in Košice, Slovakia
Thermo-hygric microclimate evaluation and planning is important for improving quality of work environment and protecting employees’ health. The thermo-hygric microclimate objective evaluation is performed by measuring its physical parameters. It is a part of a comprehensive microclimate of internal environment. This article introduces elementary thermo-hygric parameters and their measurement and evaluation methods and informs about sources of their limit values. Human body emits its own metabolic heat and affects the final body temperature therefore it is necessary to know what the emitted amount is. There is also information about recommended ways to determine human’s emitted metabolic heat in this article.
Keywords: metabolic heat, measuring, Index WBGT (Wet Bulb Globe Temperature), optimisation