Accession Number : AD0653019

Title :   PSYCHOLOGICAL, ENGINEERING, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF SHELTER EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES. VOLUME II. LABORATORY STUDIES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP NILES ILL GENERAL AMERICAN RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hale,J. F. ; Behls,H. F.

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : Two series of non-occupancy tests examined the effectiveness of various kinds of instructions designed to support the use of (1) a Package Ventilation Kit (PVK), (2) three types of Effective Temperature (ET) meters, (3) a toxic gas detector, and (4) the OCD water dispenser by persons unfamiliar with these devices. In the first study, subjects were able to assemble the PVK but unable to deploy it correctly. The ET meters were generally read in error. At a low water level, the water dispenser was not used properly. In the second study, subjects were able to deploy the PVK using photograph-floor plan instructions. Prefabricated ductwork reduced the installation time, but problems with twisting of the duct occurred. A PVK instruction manual is presented which employs the results of both test series.

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT SHELTERS, *CIVIL DEFENSE), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COOLING, VENTILATION, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, PHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, WATER SUPPLIES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE