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ASTM WK88671

Revision of F3628-23 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Cooling Energy Provided by Wicking Liquid Moisture and Evaporating It from Clothing Materials Using a Sweating Hot Plate


During the development of this standard, a negative was submitted to define a drying time according to when the heat flux was within 5% of the heat flux values obtained at the start of the test. This negative was accepted, but not studied. After the standard obtained approval, it was found that using 5% of the initial value, produced highly erratic drying times. Defining a certain heat flux value provides more consistent drying times.


Developed by Subcommittee: F23.60

Committee: F23

Staff Manager: Mary Mikolajewski

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Date Initiated: 11-20-2023

Technical Contact: Shawn Deaton