Accession Number : ADA180014
Title : Evaluation of the Secumar 34 FM Life Preserver.
Descriptive Note : Test rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL
Personal Author(s) : Presswood,Clark G
PDF Url : ADA180014
Report Date : Mar 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : As directed by NAVSEA Task 86-41, the Navy Experimental Diving Unit evaluated the Secumar 34 FM life preserver for suitability for use with the Draeger LAR V UBA. As a result of manned and unmanned testing, the Secumar 34 FM life preserver is recommended for Approved for Navy Use (ANU) status when used with the Draeger LAR UBA. An evaluation of a new design pierce pin for the Halkey-Roberts inflation valve was conducted in conjunction with the Secumar 34 FM evaluation. This evaluation was conducted in accordance with NAVSEA Task 86-57. Two of the new design pins were evaluated and found to function acceptably in over 80 combined inflations. The new gray color Halkey Roberts AMS and AMLS inflation valves which utilize the new design pin are recommended as a replacement to the Halkey-Roberts valves which utilize the hollow rolled design pin currently in use. Keywords: Carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinder; Life preserver; Buoyancy compensation device (BCD); Inflation bladder; Inflation valve; Piercing pin.
Descriptors : *LIFE PRESERVERS, OXYGEN, BLADDERS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, BUOYANCY, DIVING, PINS, GRAY(COLOR), TEST METHODS, UNMANNED, CARBON DIOXIDE, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES
Subject Categories : Life Support Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE