Accession Number:

ADA002220

Title:

On-Site Testing of Divers' Compressed Air.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 72-Jun 73,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

A nationwide survey of commercially available instruments for analyzing divers air was conducted. Many instruments and devices were found which could be used for these analyses. They ranged from simple colorimetric chemical detector tubes to sophisticated infrared analyzers and gas chromatographs. An air purity test kit containing colorimetric detector tubes for carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide, and halogenated solvents was assembled at CEL for on-site testing of divers compressed air. The kit also contained a modified Fram Fluidic Monitor and an ultraviolet lamp for detecting oil in air.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE