2016

2016

November

At the ITMA Asia +CITME exposition in Shanghai, China, the Thermetrics booth had a celebrity on display!  What appeared to be a standard 34-zone sweating and walking “Newton” thermal manikin was actually one of the human simulators used by Donghua University researchers to help design and test the thermal properties of space suits being worn by the two astronauts working in orbit on China’s new space station, the Tiangong 2. Read More
Thermetrics is driven by the twin goals of continuous quality improvement and exceeding the expectations of our customers.   As evidence of this ongoing commitment to excellence, Thermetrics is pleased to announce that our in-house test laboratory and field calibration services are now A2LA accredited to ISO/IEC 17025.  With this new accreditation you can be even more confident that the instruments and services provided by Thermetrics will deliver a high level of quality, accuracy, and value to your laboratory. Read More

August

The demand for textiles with advanced moisture management properties is soaring, and as a result the measurement of drying rate (the effectiveness of sweat removal through wicking and evaporation) has become a key test to evaluate the performance of these activewear fabrics. The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has developed and approved two new test methods that aim to simulate wearing conditions in which the wetted fabric would be exposed to air flow and/or placed in contact with human skin: Read More

July

This coming October, your intrepid Thermetrics sales team will attempt the daring feat of being in two places at once! This unusual situation has come about due to the overlapping dates of two important trade shows – one in China and one in the USA. Read More

June

The new DHS hotplate is capable of measuring heat loss and heat gain (in Watts/m²)
A traditional sweating guarded hotplate, also known as a “skin model”, is designed to produce accurate, repeatable measurements of the thermal resistance (Rct) and vapor permeability (Ret) of textiles when tested under steady-state conditions. Traditional hotplates run into problems when used to test the performance of textiles in conditions that are NOT steady-state. Read More
When the first Newton thermal manikin was built back in 2001, for Loughborough University (UK), Thermetrics engineers had no idea Newton would be so… prolific.  Or so well-traveled.  In the short span of 15 years Newton installations have sprung up around the world, including the USA, Korea, Germany, France, Japan, China, Canada, Taiwan, Belgium, Portugal, Australia, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Lebanon, India, Russia, and of course England – where it all began. Read More

February

ManikinPC (Manikin Physiology Control and Predictive Comfort) software is a closed-loop feedback control system for Newton thermal manikins Read More
TPP sensor
Copper Slug Calorimeter Sensors combine high performance and fast delivery at a reasonable price. Thermetrics now offers its own line of accurate, readily available copper slug calorimeter sensors for the TPP, RPP, CCHR, and other thermal protection test devices.
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Thermetrics Flame Manikin
Thermetrics installed Flame Test Manikins at CTT Group in Quebec, Canada, and SENAI-CETIQT, Brazil. Read More