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Thermal manikin measurements - exact or not?

Anttonen, Hannu; Niskanen, Juhani; Meinander, Harriet; Bartels, Volkmar; Kuklane, Kalev LU ; Reinertsen, Randi Eidsmo; Varieras, Sabine and Sołtyński, Krzysztof (2004) In International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics 10(3). p.291-300
Abstract
According to the European prestandard ENV 342:1998, the thermal insulation of cold-protective clothing is measured with a thermal manikin. Systematic studies on the reproducibility of the values, measured with different types of clothing on the commonly used standing and walking manikins, have not been reported in the literature. Over 300 measurements were done in 8 different European laboratories. The reproducibility of the thermal insulation test results was good. The coefficient of variation was lower than 8%. The measured clothing should fit the manikin precisely, because poorly fitting clothing gave an error in the results. The correlation between parallel and serial insulation values was excellent and parallel values were about 20%... (More)
According to the European prestandard ENV 342:1998, the thermal insulation of cold-protective clothing is measured with a thermal manikin. Systematic studies on the reproducibility of the values, measured with different types of clothing on the commonly used standing and walking manikins, have not been reported in the literature. Over 300 measurements were done in 8 different European laboratories. The reproducibility of the thermal insulation test results was good. The coefficient of variation was lower than 8%. The measured clothing should fit the manikin precisely, because poorly fitting clothing gave an error in the results. The correlation between parallel and serial insulation values was excellent and parallel values were about 20% lower than serial ones. The influence of ambient conditions was critical only in the case of air velocity. The reproducibility of thermal insulation test results in a single laboratory was good, and the variation was lower than 3%. (Less)
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International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
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Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warszawa, Poland
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2376-9130
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EU-project Subzero (contract G6RD-CT-2000-00274)
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  abstract     = {According to the European prestandard ENV 342:1998, the thermal insulation of cold-protective clothing is measured with a thermal manikin. Systematic studies on the reproducibility of the values, measured with different types of clothing on the commonly used standing and walking manikins, have not been reported in the literature. Over 300 measurements were done in 8 different European laboratories. The reproducibility of the thermal insulation test results was good. The coefficient of variation was lower than 8%. The measured clothing should fit the manikin precisely, because poorly fitting clothing gave an error in the results. The correlation between parallel and serial insulation values was excellent and parallel values were about 20% lower than serial ones. The influence of ambient conditions was critical only in the case of air velocity. The reproducibility of thermal insulation test results in a single laboratory was good, and the variation was lower than 3%.},
  author       = {Anttonen, Hannu and Niskanen, Juhani and Meinander, Harriet and Bartels, Volkmar and Kuklane, Kalev and Reinertsen, Randi Eidsmo and Varieras, Sabine and Sołtyński, Krzysztof},
  issn         = {2376-9130},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {291--300},
  publisher    = {Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warszawa, Poland},
  series       = {International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics},
  title        = {Thermal manikin measurements - exact or not?},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2004},
}