A REVIEW OF RESEARCH RELATING TO THERMAL COMFORT OF CAB OPERATORS

The development of totally enclosed safety cabs has placed increased demands for better performance in the areas of heating, cooling, ventilation and air filtration. The problems are essentially the same throughout the world but the solutions may be different. Variations in climatic conditions, energy costs and local environmental and/or health regulations will require research at the regional level. Continued and expanded research is required in the following areas: (1) guidelines for the evaluation of thermal comfort of the operator, (2) alternative methods of controlling the heat build-up in cabs, (3) use of evaporative cooling as an alternative to refrigerated air-conditioning, (4) effectiveness of cab filtration systems, and (5) development of testing methods for evaluation of cab environmental control systems. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Jordbrukstekniska Institutet

    Uppsala,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Domier, K W
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM