ASTM International - ASTM F2298-03
Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Diffusion Resistance and Air Flow Resistance of Clothing Materials Using the Dynamic Moisture Permeation Cell
|Publication Date:||10 July 2003|
|ICS Code (Clothes):||61.020|
significance And Use:
The water vapor transport properties of textile materials are of considerable importance in determining the comfort properties of clothing systems. Water vapor transport through porous textiles... View More
The water vapor transport properties of textile materials are of considerable importance in determining the comfort properties of clothing systems. Water vapor transport through porous textiles may occur due to both diffusion (driven by vapor concentration differences) and convection (driven by gas pressure differences).
For air permeable porous materials, a very small pressure gradient can produce large convective flows through the pores in the structure. In many standard water vapor permeability test methods, when used for materials with high air permeability, slight variations in pressure gradient across a specimen will greatly influence the measured water vapor transport properties. Therefore, the water vapor transport properties of the porous and non-porous textile materials cannot be directly compared when the method has no provision for controlling the pressure gradient. This test method determines the diffusion and convection properties from the same test and generates data that allows direct comparison of the results obtained between materials.View Less
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the moisture vapor transport and gas flow properties of fabrics, membranes, and membrane laminates used for protective materials.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.