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Document ID (ISN)61072
CIS number 93-1839
ISBN(s) 3-89429-122-2
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Fb 637
Author(s) Luijten J.A.J.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Method of determining the water vapour permeability of safety shoes
Original title Methode zur Bestimmung der Wasserdampfdurchlässigkeit von Schutzschuhen [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1992. 62p. Illus. 24 ref. Price: DEM 17.00.
Abstract A measurement chamber for the determination of the water vapour permeability of safety shoes is described and illustrated. The entire shoe is involved in the measurement, while the method described in German standard DIN 53333 determines only the water vapour permeability of the material used for the shoe uppers. The accuracy of the method was verified and the water vapour permeability of a number of different safety shoes was determined. A clear connection with the size and shape of the shoes was found. The results did not correlate with those of the DIN method. A standardised procedure for carrying out the measurements on the complete shoe is described. Detailed summaries in German, English and French.
Descriptors (primary) comfort assessment; comfort criteria; permeability testing; safety shoes
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection
Accident research