Accession Number : AD0779857

Title :   Quick Release Coupling for Spit-Cock Valve on Standard Deep Sea Divers Air Helmet,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Searle,W. F. , Jr. ; Prickett,C. M.

Report Date : 14 APR 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The report discusses a simple, easily manipulated system for supplying the deep sea diver with an emergency, alternate air supply. The use of the commercial quick connect coupling fitted at the end of a standard lightweight oxygen/air hose and mating onto a modified spit-cock on the helmet provides an easy, safe method of furnishing an alternate air supply to a distressed deep sea diver. The modification proposed is within the capacity of forces afloat to accomplish, subject to the provision of a parts kit. It is recommended that the spit cock emergency supply system be made standard on all U.S.N. deep sea helmets. It is recommended that a conversion kit be furnished all diving activities to modify all existing helmets.

Descriptors :   *Breathing apparatus, *Helmets, *Diver equipment, Performance(Engineering), Oceans, Naval research, Deep water, Respiration, Air flow, Valves, Couplings, Disconnect fittings

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE