3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division
3MTM QUESTempo Heat Stress Monitors
3M QUESTempo 34 and 36 models
QUESTempo 34/36 models
Quick Start Guide
QUESTempo 34/36 components
Natural wet bulb thermometer
Dry bulb thermometer
Globe Thermometer
Removable sensor bar
RS-232
Two line Display
I/O Enter key
Sensor Bar
2&3
Up/down arrow keys
Run/Stop key
Running an area heat stress survey overview
1.
Make sure the wet bulb wick is clean. Fill reservoir with distilled water.
• Check and fill wet bulb reservoir: remove the reservoir cover & fill with distilled
or de-ionized water. Replace cover.
Wick
Reservoir cover
Reservoir
Place the instrument in the work area approximate 3.5 feet off the ground.
3. Power on the instrument and check the battery. (If the battery is less than or
equal to 6.4 volts, replace or recharge the battery.)
4. Allow 10 minutes for sensors to stabilize.
5. Press Run/Stop key to begin data logging.
6. Use Up/Down Arrow keys to view desired measurements.
7. Download data. (Optional via QuestSuite Professional II)
2.
Measurements displayed
QTo 34/QTo 36 models measure and calculate the dry bulb temperature, wet bulb
temperature, globe temperature, WBGT indoor index, WBGT outdoor index,
relative humidity, and Heat Index or Humidex. Unlike the QTo34 model, the
QTo 36 measures air flow when the Quest’s air probe accessory is used.
The QTo36 model also has the ability to display stay times or rest times in order to
manage work or rest regimes.
View and Run Modes
The following measurement screens can be accessed on the display when viewing
measurements (not logging data) or in run mode (when logging data).
WBGTi88.1 oF
WBGTo 1
09.5oF
1
TIME 11:04:13
View indicator
WBGTi (Indoors) and WBGTo (Outdoors) screen
WET83.5oF
1
DRY94.2oF
*
GLOBE 94.4oF
1
Wet and Dry screen
Globe screen
FLOW
0.3m/s
*
1
Air flow screen (QTo36 only)
PHEL_5
PHEL_6
3:10
2:10
Run indicator
1
DATE
26-JUN-08
Time and Date screen
*
BAT
09:34:12
1
MEM
8.8 dy
Battery and memory screen
RH
6
4.4%
H.I.
86.6oF
Relative humidity and Heat Index/
Humidex screen
L
M
H
VH
60
45
30
15
*
1
*
1
*
Stay time (ACGIH) screen (QTo36 only)
1
Stay time (Navy) screen (QTo36 only)
L
4:01
M
3:00
H
1:30
1
Stay time (EPRI) screen (QTo36 only)
Common heat stress terms
Acclimatization: the body’s ability to adapt to heat exposure up to a certain point.
Body core temperature: The temperature of the arterial blood irrigating the thermo-­
regulatory centers in the hypothalamus.
Conduction: If the transfer of heat between materials that contact each other. Heat passes
from the warmer material to the cooler material. For example, a worker’s skin can transfer
heat to a contacting surface if that surface is cooler, and vice versa.
Convection: Is the transfer of heat in a moving fluid. Air flowing past the body can cool
the body if the air temperature is cool. On the other hand, air that exceeds 35oC (95oF) can
increase the heat load on the body.
Dry Bulb Temperature: The temperature of air as registered by a thermal sensor shielded
from direct radiant energy sources.
Evaporative Cooling: Takes place when sweat evaporates from the skin. High humidity
reduces the rate of evaporation and thus reduces the effectiveness of the body’s primary
cooling mechanism.
Globe Thermometer: A black copper sphere with an internal thermal sensor used to determine the effect of surrounding radiant heat.
Heat Index (HI): The Heat Index represents how an average person feels relative to climate
conditions. For a given temperature, the higher humidity, the higher the Heat Index.
Heat Stress: The total net heat load on the body which results from exposure to external
sources and from internal metabolic heat production.
Metabolic Heat: Heat produced by the body in relationship to work that the individual is
doing. The more strenuous the work, the higher the metabolic heat and the harder the body
has to work to eliminate it.
Micro- Environment: A self-contained environment, such as the inside of a hazardous
materials suit, in which thermal exchange with the surrounding air is limited.
Common heat stress terms
Natural Wet Bulb Temperature: used to measure the effect of humidity in air obtained by a
wetted sensor that is exposed to natural air movement.
Radiant Heat: Heat which is transferred to cooler objects in the surrounding environment.
Workers can incur exposure to radiant heat from the sun, hot asphalt, machines and ovens.
Relative Humidity: The ratio of the amount of water vapor in the air compared to the greatest
amount possible at a specific temperature.
WBGT (Wet Bulb Globe Temperature): a weighted average which combines the effects of
humidity, air velocity, ambient air temperature and radiant energy into one single index. The
resulting WBGT values can be compared to indices of work-rest regimens (stay times) based
upon work loads.
WBGT (indoor) = 0.7WB + 0.3G (denoted as “WBGTi” on the display)
WBGT (outdoor) = 0.7WB + 0.2G + 0.1DB (denoted as “WBGTo” on the display)
Occupational Health &
Environmental Safety Division
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