Accession Number : AD0164164

Title :   Self-Heated Protective Garment.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Esposito,John J.

Report Date : 20 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A heat-augmentable outside garment for protecting personnel from extended low temperature exposure. A network of flexible tubing lined within the outside garment completes a loop between the one ends of two coils within chambers of a portable heater unit containing a chemical exothermic composition. The other ends of the coils are connected respectively to an upper and a lower chamber of a portable manual double-action pump. The upper and the lower chambers of the pump, the coils, and the tubing are filled by a heat transfer fluid. Reciprocation of the pump alternated fluid flow to and from the two coils and the tubing resulting in heat transfer from the exothermic reaction of a chemical composition of the garment.

Descriptors :   (*Protective garments, Heating), (*Patents, Protective clothing), Heat transfer, Pumps, Exothermic reactions

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE