Accession Number:

ADA058249

Title:

USAFSAM Multipurpose Suction Pump.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 73-Feb 76,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A multipurpose suction pump was designed at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine to provide both intermittent 0-30 or 0-70 mmHg and continuous 0-250 or 0-500 mmHg vacuum from one unit for use on litter patients onboard multimission aircraft. The pump is portable, simple to operate, and may be powered from 115 volts AC, 50-400 Hz power 12 and 28 volts DC, or from a self-contained battery pack. When operating, the pump will not interfere with navigational aids or communication equipment onboard the aircraft. Laboratory environmental tests indicated that the pump operated satisfactorily and complied with aeromedical operational requirements and with military standards. Two prototype pumps were fabricated One was sent to the 9th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron MAC, Clark AB, RPI, for field testing results indicated the pump met aeromedical evacuation operational requirements, although some pump modifications were deemed necessary. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE