Thermal Comfort Measurement

Thermal Comfort Measurement

According to the current regulations, the temperature and humidity levels in closed workplaces should be in accordance with the qualities of the work performed and the thermal comfort conditions should be such that the physical and psychological conditions of the employees do not disturb and disturb them. The workplace ambient temperature must be in accordance with the way it works and the power the employees spend. Depending on the nature of the work, employers must take measures to protect employees from too hot or too cold, if it is necessary to work continuously in very hot or very cold environments and these conditions cannot be changed.

Factors that determine thermal comfort are: air temperature, air humidity, air flow rate and radiant heat. Radiant heat is the heat emitted by radiation from heat sources. The thermal comfort of the working environment affects the temperature of the human body positively or negatively.

Factors affecting thermal comfort are:

  • Temperature, humidity and air flow rate of the workplace
  • Light, medium or heavy work done and employee's clothing status
  • Gender, age and diet of the employee
  • General physical and health status of the employee

Under normal operating conditions, measurements are carried out in accordance with the following standard: TS EN 27243 Hot environments - Estimation of heat pressure on the worker according to WBGT (wet-chamber sphere temperature) index. This standard specifies a method that can be easily applied in the workplace, evaluating and rapidly detecting the heat stress to which workers are exposed in a hot environment.

Thermal comfort in the workplace is directly related to the health and efficiency of the employees and is therefore given importance today. Thermal comfort, in short, means the adaptation of the ambient air to the human creation, spirit and social structure, that is, to human beings in terms of the body defense and adaptation mechanisms of the employees.

Our organization, UAF From the Accreditation Agency, TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 standards in accordance with the accreditation authority, based on the environmental analysis of thermal comfort measurements are made.