Stored Energy Test Device (SET)

The Stored Energy Test (SET) device evaluates the potential for skin burns that may be associated with a fabric’s stored thermal energy.

Firefighter protective clothing materials exposed to moderate levels of radiant heat can cause serious burn injuries when compressed against the skin. The amount of energy stored in a protective fabric and transferred to the wearer requires specific exposure conditions and complex analysis - parameters that the SET device was developed to isolate, reproduce, and quantify.



Sample carriage over the heat source

Sample carriage over the compressor cylinder

Compliance with ASTM F273
testing Transmitted and Stored Energy
Firefighter Protective Clothing Systems
fabric compression burn test