Standard Test Method for Radiant Heat Performance of Flame Resistant Clothing Materials with Burn Injury Prediction
This test method is intended for the determination of the radiant heat performance value (RPP) of materials used in flame resistant clothing for workers exposed to radiant thermal hazards. The test specimen is maintained in a static, vertical position for the duration of the exposure procedure.
The test evaluates a material’s heat transfer properties when exposed to a heat exposure at a constant value and systematically varied durations. It also accounts for the thermal energy contained in the exposed test specimen after the radiant heat exposure has ceased. Higher values of Radiant Heat Performance rating determined in this test associate to higher values of radiant energy protection against a predicted skin burn injury.