EFFECTS OF WEARING FLAMEPROOFED CLOTHING IN HOT ENVIRONMENTS
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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In the first partial report AD-657 224 on this project, the effects of wearing a type of flameproofed and gasproofed clothing designated therein as D were presented. This garment although especially prepared for use in hot climates was found to impose a greater heat load than the standard herringbone twill outfit. The increased heat load was not apparent until the men worked in the more severe environments, simulating those that may be found in buttoned-up tanks D.B. 120F., W.B. 88F. operating in hot climates. Inasmuch as this added heat load can be critical in determining the duration and effectiveness with which combat tank crews continue operation, flameproofed D garments could not be considered entirely satisfactory for issue in very hot climates. In continuing the evaluation of flameproofed garments for tank crews, a small batch of flameproofed and gasproofed clothing, X, was subjected to test. The essential components of this impregnating mixture were identical with those used in the D impregnation. It is to be noted that the constituents of the two impregnating agents are the same, with the exception that the X garments contained twice as much aluminum stearate in the garment. The final pickup of impregnite of both was practically equal.
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