Stored Energy Test Device (SET)
The Stored Energy Test (SET) device evaluates the potential for skin burns that may be associated with a fabric’s stored thermal energy.
Firefighter protective clothing materials exposed to moderate levels of radiant heat can cause serious burn injuries when compressed against the skin. The amount of energy stored in a protective fabric and transferred to the wearer requires specific exposure conditions and complex analysis - parameters that the SET device was developed to isolate, reproduce, and quantify.
TEST STANDARD: ASTM F2731
Sample carriage over the heat source
Sample carriage over the compressor cylinder