Quick Release Coupling for Spit-Cock Valve on Standard Deep Sea Divers Air Helmet,
NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C
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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.
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