METHODOLOGY FOR CALIBRATION AND USE OF HEAT FLUX TRANSDUCERS

Authors
  1. Ducharme, M.B.
  2. Frim, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The direct assessment of heat flux from the body is a basic measurement in thermal physiology. Heat flux transducers (HFTs) are being used increasingly for that purpose under different environmental conditions. However, questions have been raised regarding the accuracy of the manufacturer's constant of calibration, and also about the effect of the thermal resistance of the device on the true thermal flux from the skin. Two different types of waterproofed HFTs were checked for their calibration using the Rapid-k thermal conductivity instrument. A detailed description of the methodology used during the calibration is given.
Report Number
DCIEM-91-45 — Research Report
Date of publication
15 May 1991
Number of Pages
58
DSTKIM No
91-04022
CANDIS No
71210
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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