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

Cooling Effectiveness of Personal Cooling Systems

Property:

Average cooling rate and duration of cooling provided by personal cooling systems (PCS) worn with protective clothing

Method:

ASTM F 2371 "Standard Test Method for Measuring the Heat Removal Rate of Personal Cooling Systems Using a Sweating Heated Manikin"

Instrument:

Sweating thermal manikin in an environmental chamber

Specimen number and size: 

1 personal cooling system; garments for the base ensemble

Cost:

$1,500 per system (baseline sweating test with the PCS off followed by a 2 hour test with the PCS on – 2 reps, a third rep if necessary)

PCS PCS