Bedding Systems: Thermal Insulation and Temperature Ratings
ASTM F 1720 "Standard Test Method for Measuring the Thermal Insulation of Sleeping Bags Using a Heated Manikin" Option #2 modified by placing the manikin on a bed
ASTM F 1291 "Standard Test Method for Measuring the Thermal Insulation of Clothing Using a Heated Manikin" modified by placing the manikin on a bed
Thermal manikin on a mattress in environmental chamber
Cost for insulation tests:
$600 for 3 replications on one system
Heat transfer models are used with the insulation value to determine the temperature for comfort during sleep; no additional charge for these calculations
Note: We can also evaluate the thermal and evaporative properties of mattresses. Call the Testing Coordinator to discuss possible test protocols.