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  • ASTM C 1057 : 2003

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    Standard Practice for Determination of Skin Contact Temperature from Heated Surfaces Using A Mathematical Model and Thermesthesiometer

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  11-11-2014

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-10-2003

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 This practice covers a procedure for evaluating the skin contact temperature for heated surfaces. Two complimentary procedures are presented. The first is a purely mathematical approximation that can be used during design or for worst case evaluation. The second method describes the thermesthesiometer, an instrument that analogues the human sensory mechanism and can be used only on operating systems.

    Note 1—lBoth procedures listed herein are intended for use with Guide C 1055. When used in conjunction with that guide, these procedures can determine the burn hazard potential for a heated surface.

    1.2 A bibliography of human burn evaluation studies and surface hazard measurement is provided in the References at the end of Guide C 1055. Thermesthesiometer and mathematical modeling references are provided in the References at the end of this practice (1-5).

    1.3 This practice addresses the skin contact temperature determination for passive heated surfaces only. The analysis procedures contained herein are not applicable to chemical, electrical, or other similar hazards that provide a heat generation source at the location of contact.

    1.4 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.

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    Committee C 16
    Document Type Standard Practice
    Product Note Reconfirmed 2003
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    ASTM C 1055 : 2003 : R2014 Standard Guide for Heated System Surface Conditions that Produce Contact Burn Injuries
    ASTM E 1509 : 2012 : R2017 Standard Specification for Room Heaters, Pellet Fuel-Burning Type
    ASTM C 1423 : 2016 Standard Guide for Selecting Jacketing Materials for Thermal Insulation
    ASTM C 680 : 2014 Standard Practice for Estimate of the Heat Gain or Loss and the Surface Temperatures of Insulated Flat, Cylindrical, and Spherical Systems by Use of Computer Programs
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