Accession Number : ADA266259


Title :   Chemical Defense Collective Protection Technology. Volume 12. A procedure for Recharging Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Air Bottles in the Presence of Simulated Chemical Warfare Agents


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 6-11 Sep 1990


Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Conkle, James P ; Tucker, Donald M ; Moore, Greg


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266259.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : A procedure was developed and tested for recharging Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) cylinders in an atmosphere contaminated with chemical agent simulant at concentrations which would produce casualties if actual agent were used. With the exception of a rack for storing the cylinders before and after recharging, all items used are currently available commercially or through off-the-shelf DOD supply sources. Cylinders were successfully recharged without contamination in the presence of chemical agent simulant in the compressor area as well as in the cylinder filling area. Inexperienced personnel easily learned and successfully followed the recharging procedures even though they were burdened by protective clothing and equipment. Chemical agents, SCBA, Firefighting, Self-contained breathing apparatus


Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL AGENT SIMULANTS , *BREATHING APPARATUS , AIR , TOXICITY , OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , SELF CONTAINED , CHEMICAL AGENTS , CASUALTIES , PERSONNEL , SUPPLIES , CONTAMINATION , COMPRESSORS , RESPIRATION , CLOTHING , PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS , BOTTLES , ATMOSPHERES , COLLECTIVE PROTECTION , FILLING


Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Life Support Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE