Accession Number : AD0697486

Title :   A STANDPIPE HEAT EXCHANGER FOR USE IN A STANDARD CO2 GAS SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR POWERED ARTIFICIAL LIMBS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Barter,A. J. ; Hastings,R.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Irregular pressure regulation and abnormally high system pressures occurring under certain conditions in a standard carbon dioxide gas supply system used for artificial limbs have been investigated. A major reason for the reported malfunctioning was found to be the presence of carbon dioxide liquid downstream of the pressure regulator. In an attempt to overcome this problem, alternative cylinder non-return valves were evaluated and two standpipe devices were designed and tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTIFICIAL LIMBS, PNEUMATIC DEVICES), (*PNEUMATIC DEVICES, *PRESSURE REGULATORS), VALVES, PRESSURE, CARBON DIOXIDE, TESTS, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE