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Document ID (ISN)68866
CIS number 97-621
ISSN - Serial title 0300-3329 - Sicherheitsingenieur
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gimpel S., Umbach K.H.
Title Cold-protective clothing and what to wear underneath?
Original title Kńlteschutzkleidung und was darunter? [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1996, Vol.27, No.3, p.24-29. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract Thermal insulation and evaporative resistance of underwear and shirts made of 10 different materials were measured. In addition, the parameters determining the skin comfort of underwear were measured. The underwear and shirts made of materials that yielded the best results where used in tests with insulating clothing, in order to find the best cold-protective ensemble. Four different combinations of underwear, shirts and insulating overalls were studied. The length of time during which the ensembles can be worn in an environment of -30░C and 50% relative humidity was determined. The data are provided in a table as a function of energy metabolism.
Descriptors (primary) protective underwear; protection against cold; comfort criteria; materials testing; insulating clothing
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; thermal comfort; fabrics for protective clothing; cold; energy metabolism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing