Institute for Environmental Research
Kansas State University
64 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

 

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

Fabric Thermal Insulation

Property:

Resistance to dry heat transfer (i.e., fabric insulation value)

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"
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

Specimen number and size:

3 - 20 x 20 inch squares

Cost:

$375 per fabric type (3 reps)

 

FTI

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