|Document ID (ISN)||72948|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-0139 - Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Nag P.K., Pradhan C.K., Nag A., Ashtekar S.P., Desai H.
||Efficacy of a water-cooled garment for auxiliary body cooling in heat
||Feb. 1998, Vol.41, No.2, p.179-187. Illus. 17 ref.
||The efficacy of a water-cooled jacket was examined under a simulated hot environment. The jacket comprised a water re-circulating three-layered vest of cotton fabric lined with 2mm diameter latex tubing and inter-spaced coating of rubberized solution. Tests on four subjects in an environmental chamber showed that the jacket provided auxiliary cooling to maintain comfortable microclimate, skin and body core temperatures. This enabled subjects to sustain comfortable heat balance over 2h heat exposure without any noticeable heat strain. Topics: body-core temperature; evaluation of equipment; heat load; heat protective clothing; hot workplaces; liquid-cooled suits; microclimate; skin temperature; whole-body cooling.
||whole-body cooling; hot workplaces; liquid-cooled suits; heat load
||evaluation of equipment; body-core temperature; microclimate; heat protective clothing; skin temperature
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold