This test method will be used to provide predicted human skin burn injury for single layer clothing item mounted on a stationary upright instrumented manikin head which are then exposed in a laboratory to a simulated fire environment having controlled heat flux, flame distribution, and duration. The average incident heat flux will be 84 kW/m2 (2 cal/scm2), with durations up to 20 seconds.
This new method is needed to provide detailed measurements and burn injury predictions specific to the head, neck, and face. This standard will be used to evaluate needed for the testing of anti-flash hoods, balaclavas, face masks, helmets, etc. This will be used to evaluate the performance of flame/fire resistant head gear by researchers, manufacturers, suppliers, and end-users .
Keywordsfire, flash; flame testing; flammability, textile; manikin head, instrumented flammability testing; protective clothing; thermal testing
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