Evaluation of the Draeger LAR V Pure Oxygen Scuba
Final rept. Jul-Sep 75
NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL
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The Draeger LAR V scuba is a pure oxygen self contained underwater breathing apparatus designed and manufactured in the Federal Repbulic of Germany. The scuba is completely closed circuit and incorporates a demand type oxygen supply. Gas purification is accomplished by means of a refillable CO2 absorbant cansiter. The LAR V works on pure oxygen. This evaluation was conducted to determine safe operational capabilities and limitations of the LAR V with respect to training and operational use by Naval Special Warfare Divers. It was found that the LAR V is equal to, and in many respects superior to the U. S. Navy Emerson scuba. The Draeger incorporates many inherent design features which makes it easier to prepost dive and to maintain than the Emerson closed circuit scuba.
- Submarine Engineering
- Life Support Systems