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Industrial Building Temperature

03/09/2016 10:51 PM

Does anyone know whats is the normal indoor temperature of an industrial building, which is use for semi fabrication of aluminium sheets and storage purposes of rougly the size of a football field??

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03/09/2016 11:14 PM

70-80°F and 50% RH.

Can you convert °F to °C? Or, do you need help?

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03/10/2016 2:41 AM

is alright, thank you very much.

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03/11/2016 12:35 PM

In Central Arkansas in August - 118 F at 95% RH! -- JHF

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03/09/2016 11:14 PM

Ideally between 68ºF to 76ºF with humidity 35-55% with good air movement and fresh air intake min 5% but higher depending on what chemicals are being used.....Max temp should not exceed 90ºF and air movement becomes more critical at higher temperatures, but production drops and accidents increase as workers become stressed at these higher temperatures...really it's just common sense

https://ohsonline.com/articles/2009/07/01/feeling-the-heat.aspx

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03/09/2016 11:21 PM

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03/10/2016 12:17 AM

If people go into the storage portion for just brief periods, it can be allowed to be warmer. It also depends on local regulations, standards, and customs.

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03/10/2016 10:10 AM

what if they store ice cream there?

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03/10/2016 4:22 AM

Yes. The owner of the building would probably know.

  • The temperature might vary considerably between various parts of the building depending on what is going on inside it, how many people are inside it, local weather conditions and over the course of a year. How about wandering around the building at intervals with pencil, a floor plan drawing, a set of elevation drawings, and a calibrated thermometer? Then, the individual wandering round it would know as well.
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03/10/2016 4:55 AM

Yea, i understand the predicament of the insufficient information,but from my understanding is as follows;

  • the building is a semi-fabrication building of aluminium sheet
  • the location is in india, budhgaon, sangli
  • it uses 10% only for the fabrication side and the other 90% for storage of finish product
  • they are a total of 75 people at any one time
  • they window shaped cut outs but no glass, so natural lighting and ventilation is possible. the north and south consist of 10, 1 by 5 m while the east and west have 10 1.5 by 8m respectively.
  • they are 4 big 10 by 10 m doors on all surrounding and 8, 3 by 3m doors in the east and west while 3 are present in the north and south
  • all windows are 12 m above ground level
  • the building has a total height of 15.5 m,width 70m and length of 100
  • the building has steel framework allowing it to be supported like a hanger

This are the only data i have obtain the rest are confidential and the equiptment are strictly out of bound. Thank you very much, i hope to hear from you soon.

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03/10/2016 5:32 AM

Then the question posed in the original post is unanswerable.

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03/10/2016 11:02 AM

So something like this?

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03/10/2016 8:21 AM

20C

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03/10/2016 10:00 AM

Somewhere between 2.5 and 2.7 °C should be a good temperature. This will prevent any vermin from growing on any of the aluminum surfaces.

Why should I care about your comfort or cooling expenses?

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03/10/2016 10:12 AM

thats colder than a fridge!

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03/10/2016 12:03 PM

I like my drinks cold and my women hot.

But what does this have to do with keeping inanimate pieces of aluminum sheet metal to the exact same dimensions. Or am I readily too much into the sparse information provided.

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03/10/2016 12:43 PM

I designed a a very large climate control system once that was a trophy room for a game hunter, he was quite particular and demanded tight control especially on the room humidity. I kept rejecting my approach. at one point I was pretty frustrated with how impossible the guy was and I asked, "whats the big deal, they're all dead?"

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03/10/2016 1:19 PM

Better than all bald.

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03/10/2016 7:22 PM

Just curious ... is this the sort of thing for which there's a standard, someplace out there in standards-land?

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03/10/2016 8:00 PM

in the States, sure

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03/11/2016 3:17 AM

We operate an industrial warehouse (40 000 square meters) in a temperate climate. Winter not too cold or long, summer long and hot, but not exessively so, with low humidity.

In my experience the temperature is always wrong. Too cold in winter, too hot in summer - for some people. For others it is perfect in summer, but freezing in winter. The rest agree it is fine in winter, but way too hot in summer. Having visited our sister operations in Thailand and Japan where the climate is more extreme, this opion was just reinforced.

Our approach is to use the local Occupational Health and Safety Act perscriptions as a guideline. In winter we issue thermal underwear to all and freezer jackets to the people working outside. We also use high speed doors to reduce airflow. In summer we ensure sufficent ventilation and air movement.

I am not sure if any temperature range will be ideal. In our open plan offices, some people complain it is too cold, some it is too hot, and my personal favourites - people dress according how they experience the temperature. One poor soul wears a jacket in the office all year round. Only takes it off when he goes outside in summer.

Good luck with finding a golden medium.

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03/11/2016 6:17 AM

CIBSE recommend 15°C for most storage areas and 16-19°C for light work areas in factories. This of course assumes heating is required. If the load is cooling then add 4K to the temperature range.

Local standards take precedence of course.

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03/12/2016 2:37 PM

Ambient

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