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Assessment of thermal properties of protective clothing and their use

Assessment of thermal properties of protective clothing and their use

Objective

This project focuses on effects of radiation, wind and wetting of clothing layers on the thermal strain experienced in Personal Protective Clothing. Heat transfer through PPC with different radiant and moisture transport properties will be studied. Data are then used to derive general models of heat transfer through PPC in relation to clothing material properties, climate etc. Also a model predicting metabolic load of the PPC from the PPC properties (weight, stiffness etc.) will be developed. Data will be obtained from material test, thermal manikins and human subject tests, combining the advantages of the three levels in terms of cost, realism and control. Resulting data and models will be disseminated to standard writers (PPC product standards and thermal stress, and strain assessment standards) and to producers and users of PPC.

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Coordinator

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

Address

Ashby Road
Le11 3tu Loughborough - Leicestershire

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Peter TOWNSEND (Mr)

Participants (8)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT FUER ARBEITSPHYSIOLOGIE UND ARBEITSSCHUTZ E.V.

Germany

IFP RESEARCH OY

Finland

LUND UNIVERSITY

Sweden

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO

Netherlands

SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH

Switzerland

TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

TMI OESTERLUND

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G6RD-CT-2002-00846

  • Start date

    1 December 2002

  • End date

    30 November 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 821 455

  • EU contribution

    € 557 466

Coordinated by:

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom