Accession Number : AD0894239

Title :   Evaluation of Maintenance Procedures: Special Tools and Tool Kit for Aqua-Lung Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Jensen, F. G.

Report Date : 22 APR 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : New tools and revised procedures are developed for the overhaul of the Aqua-Lung Demand Regulator and are compared in the manner of a time and motion study with the old (standard) tools and procedures as set forth in NavShips 394-0059. The prototype tool-case for the standard tool kit is evaluated and reported as excessive in weight and size and insufficiently splash proof. The evaluation and time-and-motion study lead to the conclusion that the revised tools and associated procedures are preferable to the standard tools, being fewer in number, lighter and more versatile. A proposed revision to the maintenance section of NavShips 394-0059 is included as an appendix. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SCUBA DIVERS), (*BREATHING APPARATUS, (*TOOL KITS, BREATHING APPARATUS), SMALL TOOLS, MAINTENANCE, WEIGHT, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, TIME STUDIES, CONTAINERS, CUTTING TOOLS, ASSEMBLY, VALVES, NAVAL PERSONNEL, ACCEPTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Protective Equipment
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE