Accession Number : ADA139076

Title :   Manned Evaluation of the MK-15 UBA (Underwater Breathing Apparatus) Canister Duration in 13 C Water Using a Resting Diver Scenario.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Zumrick,J L , Jr

PDF Url : ADA139076

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The CO2 absorbent canister duration of the MK-15 closed-circuit Underwater Breathing Apparatus (UBA) was evaluated using a resting diver scenario in 13 C water at 65 FSW. The Passive Diver Thermal Protection System (PDTPS) was worn during the study. Results demonstrate that the safe operational limit of the MK-15 UBA for a diver mainly at rest in 13 C water is 321 minutes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Breathing apparatus, *Underwater equipment, *Underwater life support systems, *Canisters, Carbon dioxide, Absorbers(Equipment), Oxygen consumption, Performance(Engineering), Operational effectiveness, Safety, Time intervals, Test methods

Subject Categories : Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE