Chemical Patient Blanket Preheaters
FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA
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The report concerns heat generating blankets and sleeping bags, such as are required in Arctic and cold weather conditions. Some sleeping bags are described and evaluated, and two heating systems are discussed. One employs a pyrotechnic heat pack which includes a powdered iron-oxidizer water and a means for ignition. The second relies on the exothermic reaction between calcium oxide and phosphoric acid to generate heat. Several other less successful heating methods are briefly described.
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