Accession Number : AD0719388

Title :   Initial Evaluation of Revised Helium-Oxygen Decompression Tables.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Alexander,John M. ; Flynn,Edward T. , Jr. ; Summitt,James K.

Report Date : 23 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : Fifty-four man dives were undertaken to evaluate three representative tables from a revised set of HeO2 schedules. These tables were calculated using the classical Haldane method and used the set of 'M' values derived by Workman in 1965 as limits. A 33% incidence of decompression sickness occurred using surface decompression procedures. It was subsequently recommended that further testing of the schedules was unwarranted at this time. Further evaluation of the 'M' values was recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECOMPRESSION, TABLES(DATA)), HELIUM, OXYGEN, STANDARDS, MIXTURES, DIVING, DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE