Accession Number : ADA304037

Title :   Evaluation of Portable Carbon Dioxide Analyzers for Use at 1-ATA on U.S. Navy Submarines.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Aug 94-Oct 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Lillo, R. S. ; Ruby, A. ; Porter, W. R. ; Caldwell, J. M.

PDF Url : ADA304037

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI) was tasked by the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) in August 1994 to evaluate portable carbon dioxide analyzers for use at 1 ATA on U.S. Navy submarines. A plan for selection and testing of candidate analyzers was developed by NMRI and approved by NSMRL prior to start of work. Candidate analyzers were chosen based on desired requirements, market search, and preliminary testing. Five candidates were selected to undergo the following testing: precision, short-term accuracy, long-term (up to 90 days) accuracy, and effect of interfering gases and ambient temperature. Based on testing results, a non-dispersive infrared instrument, CDM-1000/long, manufactured by Geotechnical Instruments, Inc., is recommended as the best candidate for use on Navy submarines. jg p3

Descriptors :   *PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, *NAVAL VESSELS, *ANALYZERS, *CARBON DIOXIDE, *SUBMARINES, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEMPERATURE, MARKET RESEARCH, DISPERSING, GAS ANALYSIS, ACCURACY, GASES, INTERFERENCE, INSTRUMENTATION, NAVAL RESEARCH, INFRARED RADIATION, MEDICAL RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE