|Document ID (ISN)||72334|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Levine L., Sawka M.N., Gonzalez R.R.
||Evaluation of clothing systems to determine heat strain
||Aug. 1998, Vol.59, No.8, p.557-562. 55 ref.
||A methodology is described for evaluating the ability of clothing systems to minimize the hazards of heat strain and to predict the heat strain for persons wearing such clothing. Evaluations include determination of the thermal characteristics (vapour permeability and insulation) of textiles via guarded hot plate tests and assessment of clothing systems via thermal manikin tests. Prediction models are based on manikin and human data. Human physiological testing may be carried out in a controlled laboratory environment and in field trials. Factors to be considered in carrying out the tests are described. Topics: description of technique; heat acclimatization; heat stress assessment; human experiments; materials for personal protection; materials testing; mathematical models; protective clothing; regulation of body temperature; temperature measurement; tests on models.
||protective clothing; heat stress assessment; materials testing; materials for personal protection
||regulation of body temperature; heat acclimatization; human experiments; description of technique; temperature measurement; mathematical models; tests on models
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)