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  1. Prevention of hot tap water burns : a comparative study of three types of automatic mixing valve.

    Article - En anglais

    To prevent fatal outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, particularly in hospitals and other health-care premises, biulding services engineers are recommended to store and operate hot water systems at a temperature of 60oC.

    However, water at this temperature can cause serious scalding.

    It is therefore advised that mixing valves be installed in the hot water supply pipework to provide hot water at safe temperatures for washing and bathing.

    Electricity Association Technology Ltd (EATL) investigated the performance of three makes of of automatic mixing valve.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Brûlure, Exposition professionnelle, Peau, Eau chaude, Peau pathologie, Traumatisme, Equipement chauffage, Equipement collectif, mixing valve, Prévention, Accident, Etude comparative, Vanne thermostatique, Réservoir eau chaude, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Burn, Occupational exposure, Skin, Hot water, Skin disease, Trauma, Heating equipment, Facility, Prevention, Accident, Comparative study, Thermostatic valve, Hot water tank, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0325179

    Code Inist : 002B30A02C. Création : 199406.