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Development of a Sweating Thermal Conductive Performance Apparatus for

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
37805
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
37805
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HUGHES ASSOC., INC.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227 0165
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Development of a Sweating Thermal Conductive Performance Apparatus for
Agency: DOC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,955.00
 

Abstract:

Fire fighter burn injuries continue to be a frequent problem despite significant advances in protective clothing. A reason for this is the buildup of moisture in fire fighting garments as a result of sweating or fire fighting activities. This buildup of moisture increases the heat transfer through the garment and can result in scald burn injuries as the water is quickly heated. Currently, there is not an established, standard test method for accurately measuring the performance of garments under various wetting and heat load conditions. Such a standard would allow the development of specific performance requirements for fire fighting clothing while providing an accurate basis for comparison. The Phase 1 objective is to develop a practical, bench-scale test method for which the thermal performance of fire fighting protective clothing can be evaluated under varying wetting and thermal conditions. The program will encompass both a literature search and analysis of the relevant work in this area as well as experimental development of a test apparatus. A limited selection of fire fighting garment materials will be evaluated during Phase 1. Completion of this objective will result in detailed plans for a test standard and apparatus that will be fully validated in Phase 2.

Principal Investigator:

Jesse J. Beitel
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Business Contact:


4107378677
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hughes Associates, Inc.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227

EIN/Tax ID: 521199515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No