ASTM International - ASTM D1518-85(1998)e1
Standard Test Method for Thermal Transmittance of Textile Materials
|Publication Date:||10 June 1998|
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the overall thermal transmission coefficients due to the combined action of conduction, convection, and radiation for dry specimens of textile fabrics, battings, and other materials within the limits specified in 1.2. It measures the time rate of heat transfer from a warm, dry, constant-temperature
1.2 For practical purposes, this test method is limited to determinations on specimens of fabrics, layered fabric assemblages, and battings having thermal transmittances (U2>>, as defined in 3.1.2) within a range of 0.7 to 14 W/m [dot]K and thicknesses not in excess of 50 mm.
1.3 The coefficients obtained apply strictly only to the particular specimens tested and for the specified thermal and environmental conditions of each test. This test method gives values that are valid for comparison under the same conditions of test, that is, with the specified air velocity, temperature difference between the warm plate and the cool air, and air gap for measuring cool air temperature.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.>