In the DuPont™ Thermo-Man® test a dummy is used to determine the performance of protective clothing when exposed to simulated jet flame ignition. Again and again fabrics by IBENA have successfully stood the test. The dummy is dressed in the clothing to be rated and exposed to intensive radiation and convection heat of 2 cal/cm²/sec for a time span of up to ten seconds. During this time 122 sensors systematically register the temperature increase on the surface ("skin"). The areas with burns on the skin are computed and transferred into a diagram by a special software. They are also classified by severeness as to second- or third-degree burns. Thermo Man was developed in cooperation with the American Air Force. It is used in a number of ways to evaluate heat protection properties of clothing in cooperation with manufacturers and end consumers.
In the Thermo-Man® Test differences between fabric become clear
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