Accession Number : ADA313608

Title :   Evaluation of MAKO 5415 High Pressure Breathing Air Compressor.

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, George D.

PDF Url : ADA313608

Report Date : MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : In response to NAVSEA tasking, a MAKO 5415 Electric Powered High Pressure Breathing Air Compressor equipped with a MAKO MK-lO-C purification system was delivered to the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) and tested from 27 Nov 1991 thru 16 Dec 1991. The objective of this testing was to determine if the compressor and the purification system functioned as specified and was suitable for addition to the Approved for Navy Use (ANU) List. There are various methods of testing compressor capacities. For the purposes of this compressor test NEDU chose a test which consisted of charging four 36.87 liter (2250 cubic inch) (floodable volume) cylinders from 68.94 to 137.9 bars (1000 to 2000 psig) to determine charge rates. The unit was run daily, vented to atmosphere and adjusted to create a final discharge pressure ranging from 103.42 to 344.73 bars (1500 to 5000 psig) to simulate actual service use. The testing included subjective evaluation of the compressor and purification system operation, but did not include detailed mechanical review of the individual components of the system.

Descriptors :   *AIR COMPRESSORS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MAINTENANCE, ENDURANCE(GENERAL), HIGH PRESSURE COMPRESSORS, OIL CONSUMPTION.

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE