Accession Number : ADA317311

Title :   Evaluation of Diving System International (DSI) KMB-28B Bandmask.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Junker, D. L. ; Mazzone, R. W.

PDF Url : ADA317311

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) evaluated the DSI EMd-28N Bandmask as requested by COMNAVSEASYSCOM Code OOC. Unmanned testing was conducted to 198 few at a temperature of 4O deg F at RMV's of 22.5 to 90 Lxmin. Manned testing was conducted in the NEDU test pool to evaluate form, fit and function. Additionally, manned dives were conducted to a depth of 190 fsw in the 0SF by divers wearing hot water Suits. Results of unmanned testing showed that the KM3-299 Bandmask has breathing performance characteristics which meet or exceed those of the MR 1 MOD 0 Bandmask. Additionally, no evidence of CO2 pocketing or retention was observed. The RMN-29B Bandmask received very favorable ratings by all divers. In addition, the KB-28B utilizes many of the same parts as the currently approved MR 21 MOD 1 diving helmet. NEDU strongly recommends that the KMB-28B be approved for Navy use.

Descriptors :   *RESPIRATION, *DIVERS, *DIVING, *DIVER EQUIPMENT, *BREATHING APPARATUS, TEST AND EVALUATION, NAVY, UNMANNED, RATINGS, MANNED, HOT WATER.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE