Accession Number : ADD002413

Title :   Deep Sea Gas Generator Container.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hickey,George F , Jr

Report Date : 06 Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a device for generating gas at a constant rate for raising a water profiler during measurement of different parameters of the sea. The device is of a specific construction indluding a housing with end caps. LiH is placed into the housing and capped. A blasting cap ruptures one end cap permitting water to enter the housing. The water mixed with the LiH generates hydrogen gas and LiOH which provides lift for a profiler. A plurality of the gas generators are assembled onto a profiler for causing the profiler to ascend as many times as the number of devices carried by the profiler.

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic equipment, *Gas generating systems, *Patents, Lithium hydride, Hydrogen, Deep depth, Depth control

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE