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Institute for Environmental Research

Institute for Environmental Research

Kansas State University
0056 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Phone: 785-532-5620
Fax: 785-532-6642
ier-info@k-state.edu

Fabric Systems: Thermal Insulation

Downloads:

Methods:

ASTM D 1518 "Thermal Resistance of Batting Systems Using a Hot Plate"

ASTM F 1868 “Thermal and Evaporative Resistance of Clothing Materials Using a Sweating Hot Plate Test” (Procedure Part A)

ISO 11092 "Textiles--Determination of Physiological Properties--Measurement of Thermal and Water-Vapour Resistance" 

Instrument:

Guarded hot plate in an environmental chamber; custom hoods provide either still air conditions, horizontal air flow, or vertical air flow at different levels

Cost:

$375 per fabric type (3 reps)

 

FTI

 
Horizontal air flow hood over plate
FTI 
Box Hood (still air conditions) 
FTI 
Vertical air flow hood over plate