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

Thermal Evaluation of Headwear

Property:

Resistance to dry heat transfer (insulation value) and/or the evaporative resistance provided by headwear and helmet systems

Method:

There is no standard method for evaluating headwear; the basic procedures in the whole body manikin standards ASTM F 1291 and ASTM F 2370 will be followed

Instrument:

Thermal sweating head in an environmental chamber

Specimen number and size:

1 set of garments sized to fit the head

Cost for insulation tests:

$600 for 3 replications on one hat or helmet

Cost for evaporative resistance tests:

$800 for 3 replications on one hat or helmet

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