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  • Abstract:
    This document provides a test method for evaluating the physiological impact of protective fabric ensembles and potentially protective clothing ensembles in a series of simulated activities (phases) under defined ambient conditions. This standard test method characterizes the essential properties of fabric assemblies of a representative garment or clothing ensemble for thermo-physiological assessment: - dry thermal insulation; - cooling properties during average metabolic activity and moisture management (dry and wet heat transfer); - drying behaviour. Default measurements are done on fabric samples representing the garment or protective clothing combination. Optionally and in addition to the standard test method, the same testing protocol can be applied to characterise more complex protective clothing ensembles including underwear, air layer and certain design features. In addition, measurements on readymade garments are possible. This test method is intended to be used to measure and describe the behaviour of fabric assemblies of a garment or clothing ensemble in response to a simulated series of activities under controlled laboratory conditions, with the results used to optimize garment combinations and material selection. Furthermore, this document together ISO 18640-2, is intended to be used to describe the thermo-physiological impact of protective clothing but not the risk for heat stress under actual fire conditions. The results of this test can be used as elements of a risk assessment with respect to thermo-physiological load.
  • Document number:
    DIN EN ISO 18640-1
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  • Document type:
  • Title:
    Protective clothing for firefighters - Physiological impact - Part 1: Measurement of coupled heat and moisture transfer with the sweating torso (ISO 18640-1:2018 + Amd. 1:2019); German version EN ISO 18640-1:2018 + A1:2019
  • Replaces:
    DIN EN ISO 18640-1(2018-11); DIN EN ISO 18640-1/A1(2019-04)
  • Author:
    Personal Protective Equipment Standards Committee
  • Search term:
    Clothing; Definitions; Environmental condition; Evaluations; Fire brigade equipment; Fire protection; Firefighting; Heat; Mass transfer; Measurement; Measuring techniques; Moisture; Physiological effects (human body); Protection; Protective clothing; Protective equipment; Safety; Test method; Testing; Thermal protection
  • Application areas:
    30.50 Schutzkleidung
  • Hazards:
    AB Terminologische Festlegungen in Normen mit Arbeitsschutzbezug; AC Mess- und Prüfverfahren für die Ermittlung von Belastungen und Gefährdungen; HG Physische Belastungen (schwere Arbeit, einseitige Arbeit, Haltarbeit, Zwangshaltung, Heben, Tragen u. Ä.)
  • ICS:
    13.340.10 Protective clothing
  • Price:
    156,80 EUR
  • Cross references:
    ISO 3696 (1987-04)<G>; DIN EN ISO 3175-2 (2020-05); DIN EN ISO 11092 (2014-12); DIN EN ISO 15797 (2018-05); DIN ISO 3696 (1991-06); ISO 3175-2 (2017-12); ISO 11092 (2014-09); ISO 15797 (2017-12); DIN EN ISO 6330 (2022-03); ISO 6330 (2021-11)
  • Cited in:
    DIN EN ISO 18640-2 (2020-06)
  • Identical with:
    EN ISO 18640-1(2018-06)<IDT>; EN ISO 18640-1/A1(2019-10)<IDT>; ISO 18640-1(2018-05)<IDT>; ISO 18640-1 AMD 1(2019-10)<IDT>
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