Accession Number : AD0652346

Title :   EVAPORATIVE AMBULANCE COOLER,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS COMPUTATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Roberts,L. B. ; Nelson,Norton

Report Date : 09 OCT 1942

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The purpose of the report was to determine the degree of cooling obtained under a variety of conditions in an ambulance fitted with an evaporative water cooler. Recommendations: On stopping after running with the cooler in operation, patients should be removed from the ambulance as soon as feasible since, in a few minutes, because of rise in both temperature and humidity, the ambulance atmospheric conditions become less comfortable than the outside. Relief cooling should not be expected when the relative humidity is high. Used as it is, in a region of low humidity, the cooler is an efficient and useful aid. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AMBULANCES, COOLING), (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, AMBULANCES), WATER, VENTILATION, VELOCITY, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, EFFICIENCY, 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