Accession Number : ADA297294

Title :   Alternate Configurations for Tethered Air Microclimate Cooling Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 88-Sep 89,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Teal, Walter B., Jr

PDF Url : ADA297294

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : At the request of the Naval Sea Systems Command, The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility conducted a laboratory evaluation of alternate hose configurations for use with air microclimate cooling systems (MCS). The configurations were evaluated for their effectiveness in improving user acceptance of the tether hose without adversely affecting cooling capacity or user performance. Four alternate configurations, plus a standard configuration were tested in benchtop and simulated shipboard tests. The results of the benchtop tests indicated that the maximum flow rate difference between any two configurations was 1.0 standard cubic feet per minute at 90 psi feed pressure. This difference is not considered large enough to eliminate any particular configuration from further consideration. The simulated shipboard tests indicated that there were no differences between configurations in terms of the time required to complete the course. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, SIMULATION, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), NAVY, AIR FLOW, RESEARCH FACILITIES, COOLING, FLOW RATE, CONFIGURATIONS, PRESSURE, SHIPBOARD, AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, CLOTHING, TEXTILES, TETHERING, MICROCLIMATOLOGY, HOSES.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE