Accession Number:

AD0729665

Title:

Navy-Duke 600 Foot Saturation Dive.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1971-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

Four U.S. Navy first class divers, a Medical Officer, and a civilian laboratory technician were compressed to a simulated depth of 600 feet of sea water in the Duke University Hyperbaric Complex. During the subsequent 7 days at 600 feet, two warm 90F and 5 cold 43-49F water experiments were conducted in order to assess the performance of the Mark IX semi-closed circuit UBA at depth. From these tests, it was concluded that the Mark IX could safely support a hard working diver in cold water at 600 feet, although the thermal sensitivity of the carbon dioxide canister limited the useful duration of the apparatus. In addition, the importance of heating the inspired gas during deep dives in cold water was noted. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE