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Document ID (ISN)64294
CIS number 95-723
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aptel M., Didry G., Moreau D.
Title Hot-entry suits - Efficiency of three models tested in the field
Original title Scaphandres de protection contre la chaleur - Trois modèles testés in situ [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 1994, No.156, Note No.1966-156-94, p.307-314. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract The efficiency of three models of hot-entry suits was tested in a paper-mill drying shop by three subjects for a maximum duration of 30min in an enclosure with a dry air temperature of 75°C. Rectal and mean skin temperatures as well as heart rate were measured, and the subjects filled in questionnaires for each suit. While wearing hot-entry suits does not significantly modify the subjects' thermoregulation, it does cause a significant increase in heart rate, depending on the type of equipment tested and the physical condition of the wearer. None of the suits tested provided fully satisfactory heat insulation according to the test criteria; duration limits for each exposure case seem to be needed. Guidance on risk prevention when working in hot environments is proposed. Annex: self-assessment questionnaire.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; hot workplaces; air-fed clothing
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; comparative study; regulation of body temperature; evaluation of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing