Relationship of relative humidity to productivity at a Malaysian electronics industry / Ahmad Rasdan Ismail … [et al.]

Ismail, Ahmad Rasdan and Abdul Rani, Mat Rebi and Mohd Makhbul, Zafir Khan and Mohd Deros, Baba (2008) Relationship of relative humidity to productivity at a Malaysian electronics industry / Ahmad Rasdan Ismail … [et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 5 (2). pp. 63-72. ISSN 1823-5514

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to determine the effects of humidity on the operators' productivity at Malaysian electronic industry. One electronic components assembly factory had been chosen as a subject for the study. The subjects were workers at the assembly section of the factory. The environment examined was the relative humidity (%) of the surrounding workstation area. Two sets of representative data, the relative humidity (%) and production rate were collected during the study. The production rate data for certain sequence period of time were calculated while the relative humidity (%) was measured using BABUC equipment. The correlation and linear regression analysis were conducted in order to obtain the relationship between the effects of relative humidity (%) and the worker productivity. The results from the correlation analysis revealed that there is a linear relationship between the relative humidity (%) and productivity of the workers. The linear regression analysis further reveals that there is a linear equation model with positive slope to describe the relationship of relative humidity (%) and workers productivity for the assembly section involved. The linear regression line obtained is Y = 2.5863X - 28.896.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Productivity, relative humidity, relationship, correlation, equation model
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Algebra
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Machine design and drawing
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 04:30
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 04:30
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/17565

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