Immersed CLO Insulation in Marine Work Suits Using Human and Thermal Mannikin Data

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Authors
  1. Romet, T.T.
  2. Brooks, C.J.
  3. Fairburn, S.M.
  4. Potter, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);CORD Group Ltd, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
The immersed clo value of a series of 11 marine work suits has been measured using both humans and a thermal manikin. In still water, there is no significant difference in the measurements. Turbulent water significantly reduces the immersed clo value. The manikin errs on the safe side and consistently overestimates this decrement in insulation, and the reasons for this are discussed. Not intended to replace human physiological testing, the manikin is an excellent apparatus for the examination of conditions not easily or ethically possible to represent using humans. A good fitting suit with efficient neck, wrist and ankle closures which reduce flushing of water are essential to make an effective marine work suit.
Report Number
DCIEM-90-P-35 — Research Paper; Reprint
Date of publication
15 Jan 1991
Number of Pages
8
Reprinted from
Aviat Space Environ Med, vol 62, 1991, p 739-746
DSTKIM No
91-04345
CANDIS No
71531
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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