Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection Against Flash Fire Simulations Using an Instrumented Manikin
This test method can be used to measure and compare the thermal protection provided by different materials, garments, and clothing ensembles. This test method provides a measurement of garment and clothing ensemble performance on a stationary upright manikin that characterizes the performance of single layer garments or protective clothing ensembles in a simulated flash fire environment having controlled heat flux, flame distribution, and duration.
Heat transmitted to each sensor location on the surface of an instrumented manikin is converted to show the corresponding predicted degree of burn injury to human tissue. The sum of these values can then be converted to a percentage to show the total area of predicted burn injury.