PPE Modelling

Balancing safety & performance


The comprehensive suite of cutting-edge PPE modeling products is designed to optimize the safety, comfort, and performance of protective gear, particularly in CBRN environments. The products include:

PPE Selection Tool:

The PPE Selection Tool is an advanced software that assists in the optimization of clothing architectures for CBRN protection. Recognizing the challenge in balancing protection with comfort, this tool analyzes both the thermo-physiological properties (comfort) and protective properties (ballistic and CBRN protection) of clothing. It allows for the comparison of different clothing designs in various threat scenarios, evaluating their protective performance and thermal comfort. This way, the tool helps in finding the optimum balance for specific missions.

Clothing Thermal Comfort Model:

This model assesses the thermal well-being of a person wearing protective clothing in different environments. It considers factors such as temperature, relative humidity under the clothing, activity level, personal fitness, body weight, and age. It’s vital in predicting the skin and core temperature of an individual engaged in physical activities, and assessing whether the clothing can provide sufficient protection against environmental conditions such as extreme cold or heat.

CBRN PPE Protective Performance Model:

The CBRN PPE Protective Performance Model evaluates the protective behavior of CBRN-protective clothing at different scales – Micro (material itself), Meso (airflow around body parts and deposition of agents on the skin), and Macro (whole system, i.e., person in suit). It considers air permeability, which is crucial in reducing thermal load but may allow toxic agents to penetrate if not fully adsorbed. The model calculates the deposition of toxic agents onto the skin and can be used in conjunction with a toxicological model for a comprehensive analysis.

Ballistic PPE Protective Performance Model:

This model focuses on protection against ballistic threats such as bullets or shrapnel from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). It predicts the likelihood of penetration through the PPE based on the kinetic energy of the impacting object and the type and properties of the PPE. It is capable of modeling both soft plate and hard plate ballistic PPE.

These products are engineered to ensure that individuals working in high-risk environments, including Military Operations, Emergency Responders, Industrial Workers, and more, have the optimal combination of protection and comfort in their gear. By leveraging advanced modeling and analytics, this suite of tools empowers stakeholders to make data-driven decisions for the design and deployment of protective clothing that saves lives and enhances performance.




Ballistic PPE Development

The development of ballistic armour is crucial for safeguarding lives and enhancing security in various high-risk situations. Firstly, it plays an indispensable role in protecting military personnel from bullets, shrapnel, and blasts during combat operations, contributing significantly to mission success and soldier survival. Secondly, law enforcement officers rely on ballistic armour for protection during interventions involving armed individuals or during high-risk operations. Additionally, advancements in ballistic armour technology can lead to lightweight and more comfortable solutions, ensuring better mobility and reducing fatigue among wearers, which is critical in emergency response situations. Lastly, ballistic armour development is vital for civilian applications such as personal bodyguards, security staff, and individuals in conflict zones, thus saving countless lives and enhancing safety in unpredictable environments.

Heat Modelling

Heat durability in PPE is crucial for ensuring the safety and performance of individuals working in high-temperature environments. One way to address this is by selecting materials that are heat-resistant yet breathable, such as fabrics with moisture-wicking properties. Another approach involves incorporating ventilation systems into the PPE, allowing for better airflow and reducing heat buildup. Additionally, integrating phase change materials that absorb and release heat can help in regulating the temperature inside the PPE. It’s also essential to train individuals on proper usage and the importance of taking breaks to prevent heat stress while using PPE in hot conditions.

In order to maximise the efficiency and safety of PPE in high-temperature environments, modelling the PPE’s effectiveness versus its heat durability is critical. By using computer simulations and real-life testing scenarios, manufacturers and researchers can analyse the trade-offs between protection and comfort. This information helps in designing PPE that provides optimal protection without compromising the wearer’s ability to perform tasks effectively. Moreover, modelling enables customisation of PPE for specific work environments, ensuring that the equipment is tailored to the challenges faced by the users. The development of more refined and efficient PPE, through modelling, significantly contributes to the safety and well-being of those operating in high-heat conditions.

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