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Document ID (ISN)72334
CIS number 99-276
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Levine L., Sawka M.N., Gonzalez R.R.
Title Evaluation of clothing systems to determine heat strain
Bibliographic information Aug. 1998, Vol.59, No.8, p.557-562. 55 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; heat stress assessment; materials testing; materials for personal protection
Descriptors (secondary) regulation of body temperature; heat acclimatization; human experiments; description of technique; temperature measurement; mathematical models; tests on models
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing