Accession Number : ADA108409


Title :   Cost Analysis of NEDU's Helium Reclaimer.


Descriptive Note : Survey rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL


Personal Author(s) : Randall,Eric


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a108409.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : The analysis compares the cost effectiveness of reclaiming helium from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit's (NEDU) Ocean Simulation Facility (OSF) Hyperbaric Chamber Complex using a Helium Reclamation System manufactured by DIVETEC Systems, Inc. to purchasing pure helium from the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Mines. The cost of electrical power, maintenance and upgrade of the Helium Reclaim System is considered along with the effects of various inflation rates. A discounted cash flow analysis is provided. (Author)


Descriptors :   *HELIUM , *HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS , *RECLAMATION , MAINTENANCE , SIMULATION , HIGH COSTS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , COST ANALYSIS , FACILITIES , RATES , ELECTRIC POWER , OCEAN MODELS , NAVAL EQUIPMENT , DIVING , INFLATION(ECONOMICS)


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE