Evaporation-Cooled Protective Suits for Firefighters
- Weinstein, Leonard Murray
- August 2007.
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- 1 electronic document
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- Suits cooled by evaporation of water have been proposed as improved means of temporary protection against high temperatures near fires. When air temperature exceeds 600 F (316 C) or in the presence of radiative heating from nearby sources at temperatures of 1,200 F (649 C) or more, outer suits now used by firefighters afford protection for only a few seconds. The proposed suits would exploit the high latent heat of vaporization of water to satisfy a need to protect against higher air temperatures and against radiant heating for significantly longer times. These suits would be fabricated and operated in conjunction with breathing and cooling systems like those with which firefighting suits are now equipped
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20100002869.
NASA Tech Briefs, August 2007; 21.
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