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Document ID (ISN)72948
CIS number 99-987
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nag P.K., Pradhan C.K., Nag A., Ashtekar S.P., Desai H.
Title Efficacy of a water-cooled garment for auxiliary body cooling in heat
Bibliographic information Feb. 1998, Vol.41, No.2, p.179-187. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) whole-body cooling; hot workplaces; liquid-cooled suits; heat load
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of equipment; body-core temperature; microclimate; heat protective clothing; skin temperature
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing