CCHR (Conductive Compressive Heat Resistance) Test Device

The Conductive and Compressive Heat Resistance (CCHR) device evaluates the potential for skin burns resulting from a fabric’s conductive properties under compression.

Protective clothing materials that are exposed to heated surfaces can absorb and re-emit enough thermal energy to cause serious burn injuries when the composite fabric material is compressed against the skin. Measuring the amount of energy transferred by a protective fabric via thermal conduction to the wearer requires specific exposure conditions and complex analysis—parameters that the CCHR device was developed to isolate, reproduce, and quantify.

 

TEST STANDARDS:  ASTM F1060, NFPA 1971

Conductive Compressive Heat Resistance Test Device
heating and pneumatic pressure loading test
skin burn potential test
heated fabric materials test
heated fabric test
compliance with ASTM F1060