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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

Headwear: Thermal Insulation and/or Evaporative Resistance



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


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:

$807 for 3 replications on one hat or helmet