Accession Number : AD0783675

Title :   Supplementary Report of the Pirelli Oxygen Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Dwyer,J. V. ; Kincaid,C. T.

Report Date : 18 JUN 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The report covers a secondary investigation into the adequacy of the Italian Scuba known as the Pirelli for use in the Naval service. The evaluation places a limitation in the conditions for which the Pirelli is satisfactory: Namely, for shallow diving conditions of rest or very moderate work. The equipment is not adequate for swimming conditions in excess of one hour and thirty minutes, it is hazardous for any swimming or diving conditions involving heavy work, and it is subject to the same maximum 30 foot depth limitation as all other oxygen Scuba's. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Diver equipment, *Breathing apparatus, Oxygen, Scuba diving, Depth, Hazards

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE