Evaluation Criteria for Heated Diver Suit Systems.
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The criteria for evaluating heated suits for divers are described. The most stringent requirement is the establishment of criteria for testing self-contained heated suit systems to protect a diver thermally in 28 deg F water to 1000-foot depths for durations of 6 hours. Systems utilizing remote heat sources via an umbilical cord transfer system are included and requirements for three categories of testing criteria are described 1 preoperational tests, 2 operational tests man simulated, and 3 operational tests manned. The dominant evaluation criterion requirement for all tests is safety and stress is placed on the requirement for backup controls and fail-safe components for all systems. Author
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