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Measurement
Technology NW

Thermal Test Equipment
    and Capabilities
        12 October 2006
MTNW Services & Capabilities
Over 18 years experience in thermal test equipment
applications - MTNW has installed thermal ...
MTNW Thermal Installations
Underwriters Laboratories (USA)                    Kansas State University (USA)
           Tes...
Guarded Hotplates
                             Dry or Sweating models
                             ASTM, ISO, and NFPA
   ...
Using Thermal Manikins
Use as a repeatable
measurement tool for thermal
evaluation of clothing and
environments
Replace su...
Major Thermal Comfort Factors
  Local air temperature distribution
  Surrounding surface temperatures
  and geometry
  Loc...
MTNW Manikins Measure It All
  Local air temperature distribution
  Surrounding surface temperatures
  and geometry
  Loca...
“Newton” Manikin
Conductive carbon-epoxy
            carbon-
construction with
integrated heating
elements
User selectable...
“Newton” Walking System
                                          Lightweight and portable
                               ...
Newton Sweating Skin

                               Computerized volumetric
                               control of flu...
“NEMO” Immersible Manikin
                                           Waterproof aluminum
                                 ...
Special Purpose Thermal Manikins

                                                             8-Zone
                    ...
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Mtnw Company And Products

  1. 1. Measurement Technology NW Thermal Test Equipment and Capabilities 12 October 2006
  2. 2. MTNW Services & Capabilities Over 18 years experience in thermal test equipment applications - MTNW has installed thermal testing systems throughout North America, Europe, and Asia In- In-house technical staff, with climate controlled walk in chamber. Active participant in the development of emerging standards for manikin use, vehicle climate evaluation, and garment testing. Full technical support on equipment operation, data analysis, and maintenance - at no charge. - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 2
  3. 3. MTNW Thermal Installations Underwriters Laboratories (USA) Kansas State University (USA) Testing and Certification Lab Textile research center CTC (Spain) National Institute of Industrial Health (Japan) Commercial Testing Lab Textile research center Total Fire Group (USA) Naval Research Laboratory (USA) Commercial Testing Lab Military research lab Oklahoma State University (USA) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA) Textile research center Government research center 3M (USA, Germany, Taiwan, China) FITI (Korea) Commercial Testing Labs Textile research center Tecnotessile (Italy) Oregon State University (USA) Textile research center Textile research center Leitat (Spain) Philadelphia University (USA) Textile research center Environmental research center ARMY Quality Control Laboratory (Turkey) SGS (Hong Kong) Military research lab Commercial Testing Lab WL Gore & Associates (USA) Southern Mills (USA) Textile & membrane manufacturer Commercial Testing Lab University of Alberta (Canada) Stedfast Company (Canada) Textile research center Commercial Testing Lab Institute for Macromolecular Studies (Italy) Syracuse University (USA) Textile research center Environmental research center The Specialty Group (Australia) Taiwan Textile Research Institute (Taiwan) Commercial Testing Lab Textile research center AITEX (Spain) US Army RD&E Center (USA) Commercial Testing Lab Military research lab Georgia Tech Research Institute (USA) Loughborough University (England) Textile research center Textile research center North Carolina State University (USA) Seoul National University (Korea) Textile research center Textile research center - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 3
  4. 4. Guarded Hotplates Dry or Sweating models ASTM, ISO, and NFPA compliant for calculating textile insulation values (Rct and clo) and moisture permeability Turn- Turn-key systems include hotplate, computer controls, and airflow plenum Automated or manual test operation via exclusive ThermDAC software Available in 8” or 10” sizes - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 4
  5. 5. Using Thermal Manikins Use as a repeatable measurement tool for thermal evaluation of clothing and environments Replace subjective and costly human testing Safely generate data in hazardous conditions Quantify subtle changes in heat gain/loss conditions - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 5
  6. 6. Major Thermal Comfort Factors Local air temperature distribution Surrounding surface temperatures and geometry Local air velocities Relative humidity Clothing layers and insulation value Metabolic rate Perspiration rate Solar intensity and direction = Human perception of thermal comfort - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 6
  7. 7. MTNW Manikins Measure It All Local air temperature distribution Surrounding surface temperatures and geometry Local air velocities Relative humidity Clothing layers and insulation value Metabolic rate Perspiration rate Solar intensity and direction = Human perception of thermal comfort - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 7
  8. 8. “Newton” Manikin Conductive carbon-epoxy carbon- construction with integrated heating elements User selectable zones: - 18 to 43 thermal zones Sweating capability via removable fabric skin Flexible joints optional at shoulders, knees, elbows, wrists, ankles, and neck The Newton System - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 8
  9. 9. “Newton” Walking System Lightweight and portable aluminum enclosure Engineered to provide a realistic walking motion, with speeds up to 50 steps per minute Quick- Quick-connect fixtures at head, wrists, and ankles Unit also functions as manikin dressing aid and storage location Motorized Walking System - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 9
  10. 10. Newton Sweating Skin Computerized volumetric control of fluid delivery rate, selectable by manikin region Each zone controller within the manikin modulates the fluid volume passing through its on-board flow control valve on- A network of pores over the surface of the manikin deliver water to the surface Removable fabric skin layer distributes water through wicking action - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 10
  11. 11. “NEMO” Immersible Manikin Waterproof aluminum manikin with embedded heating and thermistor sensor elements Rated for (fresh water) immersion to a depth of 10 feet Fully sealed joints Sweating capability via removable fabric skin Available in 21 or 23 zone configurations - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 11
  12. 12. Special Purpose Thermal Manikins 8-Zone Sweating Hand 17- 17-Zone Sweating Foot Seat Test Manikin H-D Motorcycle Test Manikin - Measurement Technology NW - Products and Capabilities Presentation 12

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