Chemical Heat Source for Wet Suits.
Interim rept. Feb-Oct 68,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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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
- Protective Equipment