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Document ID (ISN)49982
CIS number 88-1347
Year 1984
Convention or series no. Undersökningsrapport 1984:28
Author(s) Sköldström B., Holmér I.
Title Thermal insulation and evaporative resistance of different garments for forestry work
Original title Värmeisolation och ångmotstånd hos olika typer av skogsarbetskläder [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1984. 15p. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract Report of a test of two standard outfits with and without raincoats and two new prototype garments made of a new material, Gore-Tex. This new material is not permeable to liquid water, but it allows water vapour to pass through. Insulation was about the same for all suit combinations, but the vapour resistance was twice as large for standard garments with raincoat than for the other outfits. The Gore-Tex material had almost the same low water-vapour resistance as the standard suit, and can therefore be used over a wider temperature range than suits with raincoats.
Descriptors (primary) forestry and logging; rain; permeability testing; weather protective clothing; thermal insulating material
Descriptors (secondary) report; biological effects; insulating clothing; elimination by sweating
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Forestry and logging
Heat and cold
Natural phenomena