Accession Number : AD0734136

Title :   Physiological Evaluation of a Commercially Available Abandon-Ship Survival Suit.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH UNIT NATICK MASS

Personal Author(s) : Shampine,James C. ; Reins,Dale A.

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Navy Clothing and Textile Research Unit (NCTRU) personnel have tested a commercially available abandon-ship survival suit in water at 35F temperature, which is comparable to that found in various oceans throughout the world. Test results indicate that this suit will give protection from exposure to cold water for periods of 13 hours and more when worn over any of the ensembles studied during this test providing no other stresses are present which could influence the user's tolerance time. This suit can be donned quickly but cannot be worn over bulky cold-weather clothing.

Descriptors :   (*EXPOSURE SUITS, EFFICIENCY), FLOTATION, TEMPERATURE, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), NAVAL PERSONNEL, LEAKAGE(FLUID), WATER, TEST METHODS, WEIGHT, NAVAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE