thermal environment

thermal environment

[′thərm·əl in′vī·rən·mənt]
(industrial engineering)
Those aspects of the workplace that include local temperature, humidity, and air velocity as well as the presence of radiating surfaces.
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In 2012, NIOSH launched a new effort to more accurately examine the thermal environment of occupied refuge alternatives, developing simulated miners to represent the heat and humidity of actual miners.
ATC designs and manufactures precision re-circulating chillers, coolers and heat exchangers used to control the thermal environment within a range of applications including within the scientific instrument support market (including electron microscopes, X-ray, diffraction and mass spectrometers).
One of the thermal vacuum test facilities is Phenix a medium size thermal vacuum chamber which allows to expose payloads mechanisms or complete medium sized spacecraft to a thermal environment comparable to space conditions.
We ought to be able to quantify the quality of indoor environments in more meaningful ways than to say that most occupants are not dissatisfied with air quality, thermal environment, and other IEQ parameters.
According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards, thermal comfort is defined as, "That condition of mind which expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment.
The lowest temperature found to provide acceptable thermal environment conditions is 61.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce, in collaboration with Mannai Trading Company, has announced the recall of GMC Envoy, model year 2006-2007 over a potential defect in the Head Lamps Driver Module as it may not operate properly in the thermal environment.
He describes the primary function of tribosystem analysis as defining the wear or friction problem in the context of its surrounding mechanical, chemical, and thermal environment.
Moderate thermal environment - determination of PMV and PPD indices and specifications of the conditions for thermal comfort, ISO 7730, Geneva: International Organization for Standardization.
One study found that 41% of workers are dissatisfied with their thermal environment.
ISO 7730 - Ergonomics of the thermal environment - Analytical determination and interpretation of thermal comfort using calculation of the PMV and PPD indices and local thermal comfort criteria.

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