Accession Number : AD0685891

Title :   A DIRECT-READING MERCURY THERMOMETER FOR THE WET BULB GLOBE TEMPERATURE INDEX.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT TORONTO DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,N. B. G. ; Kuehn,L. A. ; Howat,M. R.

Report Date : 10 JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An instrument for direct measurement of the wet bulb globe temperature index (WBGT index) is described and tested. The instrument is a fluid analogue computer based on the mercury-in-glass thermometer and has no electronics. A linear correspondence was obtained between the readings of the instrument and the WBGT index calculated by the conventional method from the readings of individual wet bulb, dry bulb, and globe thermometers. The instrument provides a simple and valid method for measuring the WBGT index. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMOMETERS, *HUMIDITY), (*HUMANS, HEAT TOLERANCE), THERMOMETERS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE