Accession Number:

AD0737720

Title:

Thermoelectric Heating and Ventilating System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1969-Aug 1971

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Modifications and improvements incorporated into a thermoelectric heating and ventilating system are described. The thermoelectric heating and ventilating system is designed to provide a flow of temperature regulated air for use in heating or ventilating a specially designed military clothing ensemble. The system weighs ten pounds unfueled and required 0.26 pounds of fuel for each hour of operation. Eighteen c.f.m. of air S.T.P. conditions at four inches water column pressure is delivered for use in keeping an individual in thermal balance when operating in extreme environments -40F to 110F or when exposed to hazards. The electrical power required to obtain the flow of air is supplied by a thermoelectric generator which converts thermal energy directly into electrical energy. The thermal energy is derived from the cumbustion of liquid military fuels leaded gasoline, kerosene, JP-4 and diesel fuels.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE