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Survey of environmental parameter sensors for a personal heat stress monitor.
Peters WR; Darilek GT; Herzig FX
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Contract 210-75-0036, 1976 Mar; :1-97
Report summarizing the results of a directed survey and review of environmental parameter sensors for use in a personal heat stress monitor unit. A discussion of sensing techniques is given with descriptive details on the sensor's physical characteristics, theoretical basis of sensor operation, and suitability for use in a personal monitor unit. The parameters of interest in this survey are air velocity, dry bulb temperature, wet bulb temperature, natural wet bulb temperature and 1-inch globe temperature or mean radiant temperature. The sensors and measurement techniques found to be useable or adaptable through modification for use in a heat stress monitor are identified and a preliminary design is given which will permit the construction and testing of a complete system. With reference to the 6-inch globe temperature, two options are given with each requiring additional development effort for implementation.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0036; Heat-stress; Personal-protective-equipment; Temperature-sensors; Temperature-measurement-instrumentation; Environmental-stress; Safety-equipment
Final Contract Report
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Southwest Research Institute
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