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Factory Integration of an Illumination System Into a Continuous Mining Machine.
NTIS: PB/80-219496 :75 pages
A continuous mining machine was redesigned for the installation of an integrated illumination system. The illumination system was designed by first calculating the theoretical number of luminaires required to meet the federal illumination standards. Luminaires initially were placed using isointensity diagrams. A darkroom was used for "fine tuning" and demonstrating that the system met the illumination requirements. The luminaire mounts were installed on a machine underground. The performance of the illumination system was monitored in the working environment of an operating coal mine, and design changes were made as necessary during the evaluation period to improve the system.
CP; Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
National Mine Service Company
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division