Local ventilation of a screen printing machine

Markku Tapola, Ilpo Kulmala

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    Abstract

    Mechanical screen printing causes occupational problems due to the evaporation of solvent vapours in the workplace air. Laboratory experiments were made in order to find out the efficiency of the local exhaust ventilation of a semiautomatic press with the help of capture degree and occupational hygiene efficiency. In the laboratory tests four different local exhaust solutions were studied. In addition, the effect of local supply air on the worker's breathing air quality was determined. The properly designed local exhaust solutions reduced the worker's solvent exposure by 80-95 %.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVentilation '85, Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control
    PublisherElsevier
    ISBN (Print)0-444-42622-1
    Publication statusPublished - 1985
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventProceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Ventilation for Contamination Control, Ventilation'85 -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1985 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Ventilation for Contamination Control, Ventilation'85
    Period1/01/85 → …

    Keywords

    • local ventilation
    • screen printing
    • exposure reduction

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    Tapola, M., & Kulmala, I. (1985). Local ventilation of a screen printing machine. In Ventilation '85, Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control Elsevier.