TOXIC HAZARDS RESEARCH UNIT
Annual technical rept., mar 1965-Jul 1966
AEROJET-GENERAL CORP DAYTON OH
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The research program has resulted in significant progress in areas of oxygen toxicity, toxicity screening of Apollo space cabin materials, fire extinguisher material evaluation, effects of reduced pressure and 100 oxygen on toxicity of materials in animals and effects of enriched oxygen-nitrogen mixtures at reduced pressure on toxicity of NO2 and O3. In operating the facilities during experimentation, various problems arose which required facility modification or additional equipment. Of special note were modifications and additions of fire protection equipment required as a result of a fire in one of the altitude chambers. An integrated alarm system was also designed and installed. Safety and operational procedures were reviewed and revised in accordance with the experience gained in the conduct of the research program of the THRU. A Facility Operations and Maintenance Manual reflecting that experience was prepared for the use of current and future operators of the Laboratory. Recommendations for modifying the facility in the future include additional fire protective devices within the Thomas Domes, improved automatic relative humidity control devices, additional altitude chamber isolation equipment, and special instrumentation for the weighing of laboratory animals under the experimental conditions of the domes.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods