ABSTRACT

Heat Transfer Model for Fire Fighter's Protective Clothing   [open pdf - 502KB]

"An accurate and flexible model of heat transfer through fire fighter protective clothing has many uses. The degree of protection, in terms of burn injury and heat stress, of a particular fabric assembly could be investigated. The expected performance of new or candidate fabric designs or fabric combinations could be analyzed cheaply and quickly. This paper presents the first stage in the development of a heat transfer model for fire fighters' protective clothing. The protective fabrics are assumed to be dry (e.g., no moisture from perspiration) and the fabric temperatures considered are below the point of thermal degradation (e.g., melting or charring). Many burn injuries to fire fighters occur even when there is no thermal degradation of their protective gear

Report Number:
NISTIR 6299
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Date:
1999-01
Copyright:
Public Domain
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U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.esfa.fema.gov
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application/pdf
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