Accession Number : ADA131802

Title :   Manned Evaluation of MK-15 Closed-Circuit UBA Cannister Duration at 13.4 C and 2 C.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Jaggears,F R ; Thalmann,E D

PDF Url : ADA131802

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The carbon dioxide absorbent cannister duration of the MK-15 closed circuit Underwater Breathing Apparatus (UBA) was evaluated during moderate exercise in cold water of 13.4 C and 2 C at 65 FSW. The Passive Diver Thermal Protection System (PDTPS) was worn during the study to evaluate the thermal protection it provides at 65 FSW. Results demonstrate that the safe operational limit of the MK-15 UBA is 117.5 minutes at either 13.4 C or 2 C and the PDTPS provides adequate thermal protection to the diver operating in these temperatures at 65 FSW.

Descriptors :   *Scuba apparatus, *Canisters, Carbon dioxide, Absorption, Safety, Performance(Engineering), Underwater, Thermal properties, Protection, Low temperature

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE