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Thermal insulation measurement of cold protective clothing using thermal manikins

Objective

The thermal insulation property of protective clothing against cold is of extreme importance for the health, safety and comfort of the user. The objective measurement of the thermal insulation as described in ENV 342, Annex A, is done using a moving thermal manikin. Critics has been raised against the standard, as the reproducibility of test results from different laboratories, using somewhat different manikins, has not been proved for a range of clothing ensembles, and sufficient validation of the manikin tests compared with human physiological reactions has not been shown. The main objective of the project is to create data from tests on clothing ensembles for a range of conditions, to show the reproducibility of the test method and the applicability of the thermal insulation values for prediction of the cold protective property . The clothing ensembles will be intended for use in moderate to very low temperatures (0 to -50 °C ) .

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

N/A

Participants (11)

BEKLEIDUNGSPHYIOLOGISCHES INSTITUT HOHENSTEIN E.V.
Germany
Address
Schloss Hohenstein
74357 Boennigheim
FINNISH INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Finland
Address
1,Aapistie 1
90220 Oulu
FOUNDATION FOR TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
Olav Kyrres Gt 3
7034 Trondheim
HELLY HANSEN ASA
Norway
Address
Solgaard Skog 139
1501 Moss
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU TEXTILE ET DE L'HABILLEMENT
France
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue
69134 Ecully
LEIJONA-PRO OY
Finland
Address
Kaartilantie 12
57201 Savonlinna
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR WORKING LIFE
Sweden
Address
Ekelundsvaegen, 16
17184 Solna
TAIGA AB
Sweden
Address
Birger Svenssons Vaeg 14
43221 Varberg
TEMPEX GMBH SCHUTZAUSRUESTUNGEN
Germany
Address
Ploucquetstrasse 11
89507 Heidenheim
THELMA AS
Norway
Address
Sluppenvelen 10
07435 Trondheim
ULLFROTTÉ AB
Sweden
Address
Hagvaegen 35
83125 Oestersund