Accession Number : AD0780213

Title :   High Pressure Engineering Co., Inc. H. P. Air Compressor 6-CFM 'Hurricane Model HPE 3000-7-L55',

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Harter,J. V.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The High Pressure Engineering Company, Incorporated, H. P. Air Compressor 6-CFM was evaluated to determine its suitability for U. S. Navy use as a protable air compressor. The unit tested was found to be unsatisfactory due to its inability to undergo a complete evaluation. A series of material failures occurred during the various attempts to operate the compressor. The test and evaluation was terminated after the motor to compressor drive shaft fractured due to fatigue failure. The cause of the various failures was excessive vibration of the prime mover being transmitted directly to the compressor. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Scuba diving, *Air compressors, Fatigue(Mechanics), Failure(Mechanics), Safety, Endurance(General)

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Marine Engineering
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE