Accession Number : AD0652265

Title :   TEST OF TRUCK, 3/4 TON, REFRIGERATED AMBULANCE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Walpole,Robert H.

Report Date : 15 MAY 1943

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A subject ambulance was tested in the laboratory hot room under two simulated climatic conditions: Desert, with diurnal variation in radiant heat, provided by a bank of infrared lamps on the ceiling, and with temperature changes approximating an average day in the desert. Jungle, with moderately high temperature and extreme moisture content of the air, but without radiation. Air temperatures were taken periodically inside and outside the vehicle, and surface temperatures were measured on the top and sides, both externally and internally. It was recommended that the subject vehicle be considered adequate for transportation of casualties in climates where ambient temperatures above 100F with low humidity are encountered. Greater refrigeration capacity be provided for use in tropical climates where high relative humidities are encountered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS, AMBULANCES), (*AMBULANCES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS), (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, AMBULANCES), DESERT TESTS, TROPICAL TESTS, TEMPERATURE, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, EFFICIENCY, CASUALTIES, HUMIDITY, HEAT TOLERANCE, MILITARY MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE