Accession Number : AD0647892

Title :   TIMED HEAT-RELEASE CHEMICAL SYSTEM FOR UNDERWATER APPLICATIONS; THERMAL CREAM WARMS DIVERS AND DOWNED PILOTS IN OCEAN.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MISSILE CENTER POINT MUGU CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Tinklepaugh,K. N. ; Crowell,C. J. , Jr

Report Date : 20 FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Divers and aviators downed in the ocean require warming to prevent excessive loss of body heat. A combination of chemical heating and fabric insulation was evaluated for this purpose. Chemical heating results from the programmed heat of solution of an inexpensive cream in water. Less than 25 pounds per hour for the aviator and 5 pounds per hour for the wet-suit diver will probably be required to prevent excessive loss of body heat. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, *HEATING), (*BODY TEMPERATURE, PROTECTIVE COVERINGS), (*SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES, *HEAT OF SOLUTION), DIVING, DITCHING, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), HEAT TRANSFER, INHIBITION, UNDERWATER CLOTHING, THERMAL INSULATION, THERMOCHEMISTRY

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE