Standard Test Method for Measuring the Thermal Insulation of Clothing Using a Heated Manikin
This test method can be used to quantify and compare the insulation provided by different clothing systems. The effects of garment layering, closure, and fit can be measured for clothing ensembles. The insulation values for ensembles can be used in models that predict the physiological responses of people in different environmental conditions.
This test method covers the determination of the insulation value of clothing ensembles. It describes the measurement of the resistance to dry heat transfer from a heated manikin to a relatively calm, cool environment. This is a static test that provides a baseline clothing measurement on a standing manikin, and the effects of body position and movement are not addressed in this test method.