Accession Number : AD0786916

Title :   Oxygen Contaminant Detection: Procedures for Field Analysis of Aviator's Breathing Oxygen.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 72-Oct 73,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Crow,Walter L. ; Ikels,Kenneth G.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Until recently, no instrument displayed the sensitivity, stability, and portability necessary for on-site field analysis of trace contaminants in aviator's breathing oxygen (ABO). A solid-state portable infrared gas analyzer became commercially available in 1971, which led to development of an instrument package capable of analyzing ABO at the base level. Procedures for field analysis of ABO are given as a guide for Air Force personnel using the ABO contaminant detector system developed by USAFSAM. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Oxygen, *Contaminants, *Breathing apparatus, *Infrared spectrometers, Pilots, Detectors, Instrumentation, Portable equipment

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE