This test method will be used to provide predicted human skin burn injury for protective gloves mounted on stationary upright instrumented manikin hands 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 hands, fingers, and wrist. This will be used to evaluate the performance of flame/fire resistant gloves and other hand gear by researchers, manufacturers, suppliers, and end-users .
Keywordsfire, flash; flame testing; flammability, textile; manikin hands, instrumented flammability testing; protective clothing; thermal testing
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