Accession Number:

AD0620879

Title:

CALCULATION OF DECOMPRESSION SCHEDULES FOR NITROGEN-OXYGEN AND HELIUM- OXYGEN DIVES

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report presents the theoretical basis for calculation of decompression schedules for nitrogen-oxygen and heliumoxygen mixtures used in diving. It includes definitions, theory of exponential saturation and desaturation, and theory of limiting values of excess saturation permitted at various ambient pressures with helium and nitrogen. An attempt has been made to simplify the presentation of the calculation procedure to implement the theoretical method. The necessary tables and worksheets used in calculations are presented, together with sample calculations of dive schedules. The discussion describes and appraises other methods of calculation developed in recent years.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE