Accession Number : ADA115172

Title :   Development of Improved Seals and Closures for Dry Diving Suits.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OH

PDF Url : ADA115172

Report Date : 31 Jan 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Hypothetical approaches were evaluated first as ideas, then as models on special apparatuses, and finally as dry diving suits underwater. Parameters such as incipient leakage vacuum levels and seal 'stretch' were developed to compare the new ideas and conventional designs. A materials evaluation was also conducted for the applications and the new designs were built with optimal materials. A standard hooded Viking suit equipped with Viking face seal, riveted tooth gas sealing zipper extending fom the right side of head to right knee, and labyrinth type multiple lip neoprene wrist seals was the best effort suit delivered to the U.S. Navy.

Descriptors :   *Diving suits, *Seals(Stoppers), *Closures, Sealed systems, Human factors engineering, Zippers, Neoprene, Rubber seals, Resistance, Penetration, Test and evaluation, Test methods, Efficiency

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE