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    A Dynamically Insulated Heat-Protective Clothing Assembly

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    This paper describes the design development and evaluation of a thermally comfortable pressure suit and associated equipment, using the vortex cooling effect for use during access penetrations into the United Kingdom-designed, advanced gas-cooled nuclear reactor system (AGR). Also discussed is the method of assessment of clothing materials. The system design of a heat balance equation using the Ranque Hilsch cooling effect produced by a vortex cooling tube, used in conjunction with a ventile clothing assembly, and the operation of a system to achieve adequate protection for persons working for extended periods in abnormal environments are demonstrated.


    protective clothing, dynamically insulated suit, vortex cooling tube

    Author Information:

    Davies, J
    Senior engineer, Central Electricity Generating Board, London,

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17340S