Accession Number:

AD0779857

Title:

Quick Release Coupling for Spit-Cock Valve on Standard Deep Sea Divers Air Helmet,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The report discusses a simple, easily manipulated system for supplying the deep sea diver with an emergency, alternate air supply. The use of the commercial quick connect coupling fitted at the end of a standard lightweight oxygenair hose and mating onto a modified spit-cock on the helmet provides an easy, safe method of furnishing an alternate air supply to a distressed deep sea diver. The modification proposed is within the capacity of forces afloat to accomplish, subject to the provision of a parts kit. It is recommended that the spit cock emergency supply system be made standard on all U.S.N. deep sea helmets. It is recommended that a conversion kit be furnished all diving activities to modify all existing helmets.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE