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Report on the second Wool ComfortMeter round trial

Quiniou, Cecilia, Wang, Henry, Naebe, Maryam and Crowe, David 2016, Report on the second Wool ComfortMeter round trial, in IWTO 2016: 85th International Wool Textile Organisation Congress: Wool for Future Generations, IWTO, Brussels, Belgium.

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Title Report on the second Wool ComfortMeter round trial
Author(s) Quiniou, Cecilia
Wang, Henry
Naebe, MaryamORCID iD for Naebe, Maryam orcid.org/0000-0002-5266-9246
Crowe, David
Conference name International Wool Textile Organisation. Congress (85th: 2016: Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 4-6 Apr. 2016
Title of proceedings IWTO 2016: 85th International Wool Textile Organisation Congress: Wool for Future Generations
Publication date 2016
Total pages 8
Publisher IWTO
Place of publication Brussels, Belgium
Summary The present report analysed the variance between instruments and estimated the measurement precision of the Wool ComfortMeter instrument by conducting an international round trial. The firstinternational round trial was conducted in 2014; however the calculated precision estimates were relatively large. In the present trial, instruments were standardised by harmonising parameters such as wire height and measuring length, and a new calibration method was used to improve the measurement precision. The data from five laboratories, measuring ten fabric-samples and 5 sub-samples per fabric sample, was used to estimate the components of variance and the prickle measurement precision. The results showed good agreement between laboratory measurements. Analysis of the data shows an improvement in the 95% confidence limit for this round trial compared to the first round trial. Particularly, relatively smaller confidence limits were found for low prickle measurements. It is recommended that the new precision estimates be incorporated into the IWTO DTM-66:2014.
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 860403 Natural Fibres
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2016, IWTO
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30083547

Document type: Conference Paper
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