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PSYCHOLOGICAL, ENGINEERING, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF SHELTER EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES. VOLUME I. SUMMARY AND REVIEW.
GENERAL AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP NILES ILL GENERAL AMERICAN RESEARCH DIV
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A series of non-occupancy and shelter occupancy studies were conducted which evaluated the ability of typical shelterees to use 1 a Package Ventilation Kit PVK, 2 three types of Effective Temperature meters, 3 a toxic gas detector, and 4 a prototype drinking water dispenser and to evaluate the ability of this equipment to integrate into the shelter system. The shelterees can assemble the PVK but cannot deploy it correctly unless they are supplied with detailed photograph-floor plan instructions. The PVKs impact on the shelter system is minimal. At a low water level, the water dispenser proved awkward. The toxic gas detector is not easily operated and the Effective Temperature meters are generally read in error.
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