Evaluation of a Modular Layering Approach for Heat Loss Improvement in Structural Firefighter Turnout Garments

dc.contributor.author McQuerry, Meredith
dc.contributor.author DenHartog, Emiel
dc.contributor.author Barker, Roger
dc.date 2018-10-19T00:59:47.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:35:13Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:35:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-12
dc.description.abstract <p>Heat stress, due to overprotection, is an important cause of firefighter fatalities in specific working conditions (Rossi 2005). There are two vital, yet contradictory factors, which play a role in the heat stress a firefighter experiences. The multi-layer construction of firefighter turnouts hinders the ability of heat loss to occur by increasing thermal insulation and evaporative resistance. e development of a modular approach was evaluated by eliminating specific layers, to analyze their specific contribution to heat strain in certain working conditions, where threat of heat and flame are not present. The results presented here focused on the thermal comfort and heat strain aspects of a modular solution.</p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/51030
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings
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dc.subject.disciplines Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts
dc.title Evaluation of a Modular Layering Approach for Heat Loss Improvement in Structural Firefighter Turnout Garments
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