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This standard provides the general principles of a test method for evaluating the performance of garments or protective clothing ensembles in a flash fire or other short duration exposures. This test method characterizes the thermal protection provided by garments based on measurement of heat transfer to a full-size manikin exposed to a laboratory simulation of a flash fire with controlled heat flux density, duration and flame distribution. The heat transfer measurements may also be used to calculate the predicted skin burn injury resulting from the exposure. In addition, observations are recorded on the overall behaviour of the garment during and after the exposure. The results obtained apply only to the particular garments or ensembles, as tested, and for the specified thermal conditions of each test, particularly with respect to the heat flux density, duration and flame distribution. For the purposes of this test method, the incident heat flux density is limited to a nominal level of 80 kW/m2. This standard should be used to measure and describe the behaviour of products or garment assemblies in response to convective and radiant energy under controlled laboratory conditions. The results should be used to optimise garment combinations and designs. The standard should not be used to evaluate the properties of garment materials or combinations of materials unless the test specimens are identical in size. This is because the test results are significantly effected by the specimen's performance and fit on the manikin. Further this standard should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use. Considerations for the use of this test method are provided in Annex A. Inter-laboratory data for the test method are provided in Annex B.
|Nederlandse titel||Beschermende kleding tegen hitte en vlammen - Beproevingsmethode voor complete kledingstukken - Voorspelling van brandwonden met gebruik van een geïnstrumenteerde beproevingspop|
|Engelse titel||Protective clothing against heat and flame - Test method for complete garments - Prediction of burn injury using and instrumented manikin|