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A comparison of two methods of determining thermal properties of footwear

Kuklane, Kalev LU ; Holmér, Ingvar LU and Afanasieva, Ralemma (1999) In International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics 5(4). p.477-484
Abstract
The present European Standard for footwear testing (EN 344) classifies footwear thermally by a temperature drop inside the footwear during 30 minutes at defined conditions. Today, other methods for footwear thermal testing are also available. The aim of this study was to compare EN 344 with thermal foot method. Six boots were tested according to both methods. Additional tests with modified standard tests were also carried out. The methods ranked the footwear in a similar way. However, the test according to EN 344 is a pass/fail test, while data that is gained from thermal foot method does give more information and allows further use in research and product development. The change of present standard method was suggested.
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thermal insulation, thermal foot model, footwear, standard
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International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
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477 - 484
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Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warszawa, Poland
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2376-9130
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  author       = {Kuklane, Kalev and Holmér, Ingvar and Afanasieva, Ralemma},
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  keyword      = {thermal insulation,thermal foot model,footwear,standard},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {477--484},
  publisher    = {Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warszawa, Poland},
  series       = {International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics},
  title        = {A comparison of two methods of determining thermal properties of footwear},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {1999},
}