An intervention jacket and trousers are installed on an instrumented dummy. Then the suit is exposed to a fireball:
- Heat flux: 84 kW/m²
- Average temperature from 800°C to 1.000°C
- Exposure length: 8 s
- Recording time after the ignition: 60 s
The 122 sensors on the dummy record the heat that passes through the intervention suit to the skin.
A software program meausures the level of second degree an third degree burns and estimates the survival chances of the fireman.
This video shows a Thermo-Man® test performed on a Belgian suit: