Every problem has a solution
Thermetrics makes thermal testing systems customized to you
We make life more comfortable
In today’s competitive world, companies with compelling messages have a powerful advantage. Your end consumer wants to know, on a more personal level, how a garment will perform for them. Will I be comfortable? Will I stay protected?
To answer these questions, you need proof that your garments measure up to your thermal performance claims, and that proof requires precision thermal testing instruments that capture data on a human level.
Thermal testing on a human level
Thermetrics develops products that lead to improved human comfort. Our biophysical testing instruments simulate the human thermoregulatory system and measure even the slightest changes in temperature – providing precise, repeatable data for thermal comfort calculations.
Trusted brands trust us
You work too hard to leave anything to chance. Rely on industry-leading biophysical testing instruments from Thermetrics.
You design diagnostic and treatment equipment that needs to measure up to the most rigorous thermal testing standards. We help you make sure patient comfort and safety is never compromised.
Garment and Personal Protective Equipment Testing
You need to know that your apparel and PPE lives up to its comfort and protective promises. We provide biophysical testing instruments that give you the info you need.
Automotive & Aerospace
Your products push the limits of industrial ingenuity and technology, but they also need to promote physical comfort and safety for their users. We give you the thermal test tools you need to excel.
Universities and Research Institutions
You’re pushing science forward and shaping the future of human comfort and protection. Having functional, flexible technology that can test your hypotheses and yield accurate results is essential. We create testing solutions you can count on.
Respiratory and Aerosol Studies
You need to accurately track particle and contaminant transmission rates in a given situation. We equip you with biophysical instruments that simulate the human respiratory experience and help you get reliable, repeatable results.
You want to find out how HVAC systems and interior environments impact human physiology, so you can design greener, more energy efficient buildings. We make tools that allow you to measure biophysical responses to inside spaces.
Protecting first responders
Problem: For years Total Fire Group (now Morning Pride, a division of Honeywell) used an independent lab to conduct thermal protection tests on hundreds of their composite fabrics, but the on-going expense and slow turnaround times often left them scrambling. They needed a better system for testing protective fabrics.
Solution: To lower costs, improve responsiveness, and gain a competitive edge, they turned to Thermetrics and the Sweating Guarded Hotplate System. Dave Edwards, Head Laboratory Tech/Quality Department reported that, “With this one instrument, we can test for insulation and moisture transmission values and have ready-to-certify results in a day or two. We estimate our sweating hotplate paid for itself in about six months, and the testing time we save has given us a real leg up in the race to bring new fabric technologies to the marketplace.”
At the end of the day, better testing times and testing accessibility means greater protection for firefighters who depend on exceptional turnout gear.
Designing smart, efficient, sustainable interior environments
Problem: Energy used in the buildings sector—which includes residential and commercial structures—accounts for over 20% of worldwide energy consumption, making this a prime target for efficiency and sustainability improvement.
The Czech Republic is at the center of research efforts toward the creation of more energy-efficient and more comfortable interior environments. The interaction of climate control systems and human clothing is a dynamic relationship being explored for both buildings and automobiles by Brno University of Technology and UCEEB (Czech Technical University), using Thermetrics popular “Newton” thermal manikins.
Brno University (installed 2011) and UCEEB/University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (installed 2015) operate advanced Newton systems with external breathing capabilities that allow them to simulate human metabolism and quantify subtle changes in heat gain/loss conditions, making it possible to predict which climate control techniques and variables will maximize the thermal comfort of the occupants while consuming the least amount of energy. In this way Thermetrics thermal technology is helping to drive innovations that are leading to more efficient and more comfortable buildings, automobiles, and public transit systems.
Leading innovation through research
Problem: North Carolina State University’s Textile Protection and Comfort Center (TPACC) needed the ability to run long-term tests that human subjects couldn’t endure.
Solution: They worked with Thermetrics to install a 34-zone sweating, walking, and breathing Newton test manikin that allows TPACC’s research teams to run repetitive and long-term performance tests that human subjects aren’t suitable for.
TPACC conducts innovative research on protective garments, including surgical gowns, hazmat suits, fire resistant fabrics. Their new Man-in-Simulant Test (MIST) laboratory is among the top labs paving the way for exceptional safety and comfort for professionals in numerous high-risk industries.
Predicting thermal comfort while driving
Problem: The Hohenstein Group needed a precision instrument that could test the microclimate between car seats and passengers.
Solution: Thermetrics’ Newton thermal manikin provides precise thermophysiological data that enabled the Hohenstein Group to test and refine the comfort level of automobile seating. The Group found that seat construction plays a key role in increasing sitting comfort and offers the best conditions for passive safety. Through driving simulator subject trials with a Newton thermal sweating manikin, the Group was able to measure and predict the thermophysiological sensation that various seat constructions produced for human drivers.
Custom Testing Solutions
Almost as easy as 1-2-3. Our team of engineers and designers are here to create thermal testing systems customized to your needs.
Connect with us
Give us a call, and let’s explore your thermal testing requirements. We’ll get to know your exact research parameters and partner with you to achieve your goals.
Create your solution
Our engineers will work with you to identify or create thermal testing instruments tailored to your needs. From turnkey systems that meet the highest test standards to custom thermal solutions designed to your exact requirements, Thermetrics can help accelerate your research.
Prove your work
Shouldn’t research work launch you forward? Ask, test, answer, and excel with precision thermal testing instruments you can trust.