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Radiation Effects: Recommendations for Safe Plasma/Flame Cutting Operation

Majolagbe, S. B. and Abioye, Abiodun A. and Akinluwade, K. J. and Adesina, Olumide S and Adetunji, Adelana Razak (2015) Radiation Effects: Recommendations for Safe Plasma/Flame Cutting Operation. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports, 6 (3). pp. 237-242. ISSN 2320-0227

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Plasma cutting has been a revolutionary method of processing metals as it provides precision cutting with a smooth finish. The Plasma Arc Cutting machine is an important machine used for producing fine cuts and creating shapes in materials. In addition to high energy radiation (ultraviolet and visible) which plasma arc cutting generates, the intense heat of the arc also generates substantial quantities of fumes and smoke from vaporizing metal in the kerf. With a reflection on a case study, this paper examines the working processes of the machine and the effect on the health of operators or any unsuspecting member of the public. With the safety regulations and recommendations from certified bodies, recommendations are made to ensure safety and limitations of health hazards during the use of the machine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plasma arc cutting; health and safety; flame cutting; non-ionising radiation; fumes; Nigerian establishment.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 10:32
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 10:32

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