Accession Number:

AD0658570

Title:

TEST OF CARBON MONOXIDE HAZARD FROM ENGINE IN LIGHT TANK, M24,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-04-19

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the report is to investigate the carbon monoxide hazard in the fighting compartment of subject vehicle from contamination by exhaust fumes. Hazardous carbon monoxide concentrations are found within the fighting compartment from exhaust gases entering the engine air intake when the vehicle is stationary with engine idling and wind is from the rear. Danger of crew compartment contamination from this source is largely eliminated through changes in direction of discharge of engine exhaust gases to prevent short-circuiting to the air intake. Recommendations are to redesign exhaust tail pipe to eliminate contamination of air entering fighting compartment by engine exhaust fumes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE