Accession Number : AD0723608

Title :   Development of a Test Facility and Specification for Breathable Air Filters.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TRACOR INC AUSTIN TEX

Personal Author(s) : Locke,Carl E. ; Cassidy,Patrick E. ; Rolls,Gary C.

Report Date : 26 MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : An apparatus for testing filters used to remove oil mist from divers breathing air has been constructed. This system was constructed of commercially available stainless steel tubing and fittings. A mist generator was developed to deliver an aerosol similar to that found in air compressors. The aerosol produced by this generator was characterized in quantity as a function of air flow, oil viscosity, oil level and air pressure. The particle size range of the mist was also determined. The test apparatus was evaluated in testing of commercially available filters at a low and a high pressure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST EQUIPMENT, FLUID FILTERS), (*GAS FILTERS, SCUBA DIVERS), OILS, REMOVAL, FITTINGS, VALVES, AEROSOLS, GAS FLOW, PARTICLE SIZE, PRESSURE, COMPRESSORS

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE