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User-centred fire risk assessment of common platform dryer
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

At the Electrolux Dryer Plant in Adelaide, Australia dryers have been manufactured for the last 29 years under different brands. The dryers have always had a good reputation of being high quality and at the time of introduction, ahead of its time. However the dryers have had some issues with fire incidents which initiated this project. A new type of dryer called Common Platform Dryer (CPD) will replace the old models in the beginning of 2006. Among other things the new dryer has been developed to reduce the risk of catching fire comparing to its antecedents. The aim of this project was to establish if this was the case according to lint catching fire. To obtain the goal of this project a strong experimental approach has been used influenced by a clear and well defined design philosophy which focuses on the user of the machine. A test plan of totally 9 individual experiments were carried out based on previous experience of dryers, user-studies, Australian standards, observations and similar existing products. The test period included planning, test conducting and analysis of the results obtained by each experiment. The analyses were evaluated together with experts at Beverly dryer plant and some ideas were further developed during the last months of the project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006.
Keyword [en]
Technology
Keyword [sv]
Teknik
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-44840ISRN: LTU-EX--06/139--SELocal ID: 296aa2dc-52a4-403a-b93b-5b73b68a6de8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-44840DiVA: diva2:1018119
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Ergonomic Design & Production Engineering, master's level
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Note
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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