Accession Number : ADA337398

Title :   Determination of the Water Vapour Resistance and Thermal Resistance of Sample Materials Using a Sweating Hot Plate

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTALMEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Dyck, Walter R. ; Cain, Bradley J. ; Moses, Colin

PDF Url : ADA337398

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A round-robin determination of certain textile properties has been proposed as part of a TTCP PTP3 effort to facilitate the exchange of data between countries using different apparatuses. The objective of the study, Operating Assignment 9, is to see if the measured values of thermal and water vapour resistance of various fabrics are comparable between the SEA Sweating Hot Plate (used by Australia and Canada) and the Hohenstein Sweating Hot Plate (used by the United Kingdom and the United States). Several fabric samples were submitted for testing by each nation taking part in the round-robin tests. All nations tested the samples independently using their own equipment and test methods. The work presented here is a detailed description of the test method used by Canada and the results achieved.

Descriptors :   *FABRICS, *TEXTILES, *THERMAL RESISTANCE, CANADA, TEST METHODS, SAMPLING, WATER VAPOR.

Subject Categories : Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE