Environmental Control Unit for Damage Control Suit System
NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA
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The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Unit NCTRU has developed an Environmental Control Unit ECU for a life support system which was designed primarily for shipboard operations, such as damage control, rescue, and engineroom use, particularly during shutdown periods. The purpose of the ECU is to control the environment within a fully enclosed, impermeable Damage Control Suit DCS. This ECU uses wet ice in finned canisters for cooling purposes. Closed circuit, forced ventilation is effected with a battery powered fan. An easily replaceable chemical pack containing lithium hydroxide and potassium superoxide provides for carbon dioxide removal and replenishment of oxygen. A highly efficient oxygen-sensing warning device constantly monitors oxygen level within the suit.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Marine Engineering
- Life Support Systems