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
$1,400 per system (baseline sweating test with the PCS off followed by a 2 hour test with the PCS on – 2 reps, a third if necessary)