|Document ID (ISN)||66908|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0723-7561 - Die BG
|Convention or series no.
||Thermal comfort of throw-away protective clothing
||Thermophysiologischer Tragekomfort von Einwegschutzkleidung [in German]|
||Apr. 1995, No.4, p.178-182. Illus. 5 ref.
||Forty fabrics used for protective clothing were tested for permeability to water vapour, water vapour uptake, water uptake, heat storage and heat insulation. The fabrics were made of coated or uncoated polyethylene or polypropylene. Measurements were made of the heart rate, skin temperature and sweat rate of volunteers wearing 17 different kinds of throw-away overalls made of synthetic fabrics and two different kinds of cotton fabrics. The climatic conditions and workloads were determined in a questionnaire survey. Activities such as asbestos removal, waste site cleanup, varnishing of vehicles and pesticide application were included in the survey. The thermal comfort of throw-away protective overalls made of synthetic fibres was found to be much lower than that of cotton clothing. Longer periods of wear may lead to excessive increases of body temperature and heart rate.
||protective clothing; polyethylene; polypropylene; fabrics for protective clothing; thermal comfort; overalls; cotton
||chemical industry; comparative study; asbestos; skin temperature; sweat secretion during effort; sweat rate; paint spraying; construction work; crop protection; pulse rate; questionnaire survey; construction industry; work clothing; experimental determination; waste site cleanup
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold