THERMAL INSULATION IN VARIOUS DRY AND FLOODED DRYSUIT/PILE UNDERGARMENT COMBINATIONS

Authors
  1. Romet, T.T.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Passive thermal protection in the form of drysuit and undergarment is often the choice during diving operations in the Canadian Forces. Recently, a program has been undertaken to evaluate various suits and undergarments. While manikin or other laboratory techniques may give accurately defined insulative characteristics of the materials or garments, it was also felt that human trials would provide a better understanding of the inter-relationship between the clothing characteristics and the diver. Seven various dry suits (5 neoprene and 2 non-compressible) and three different synthetic pile undergarments were evaluated. Seven heat flux transducers, placed according to the 7-point scale of Burton were used to measure heat flux from the body from which suit insulations were calculated. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-92-10-P-75 — @Paper presented at the DCIEM Diver Thermal Protection Workshop, North York, Ontario, Canada, 31 Jan - 2 Feb 1989; CONTAINED IN 92-03143
Date of publication
15 Jan 1992
Number of Pages
6 (p75-80)
DSTKIM No
92-03140
CANDIS No
125610
Format(s):
Microfiche filmed at DSIS;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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