Accession Number:

AD0844923

Title:

Chemical Heat Source for Wet Suits.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Feb-Oct 68,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

An internal chemical heat source for wet suits, based on the heat of crystallization of a chemical or mixture of chemicals, has been proposed. Initial experiments indicate that this method shows considerable promise, and lithium nitrate trihydrate, m.p. 30C 86F, is a good candidate material. The inside of sample suiting containing this material was maintained within a five-degree range for fifty minutes when immersed in ice water. Preliminary tests with prototype vests have been performed and further investigations are planned. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE