Study of Alternate Material for Pedal Ventilator Kits.
Final rep. May 79-May 80,
GARD INC NILES ILL
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The objective of this program was to conduct a study of alternate materials that could be utilized in the construction of a pedal ventilator kit PVK. The goal of the study was to reduce unit cost in a large scale procurement. Cost savings and performance parameters were evaluated using the PVK developed in 1979 under Contract No. DCP01-78-C-0184 as a basis for comparison. A value analysis study was conducted on the PVK to determine viable materialdesign revisions that offered potential manufacturing economies. Based on the conclusions of the study, one optimum design was chosen for fabrication. Prior to fabrication, five breadboard support frames were constructed and tested. Fifteen fully assembled prototype pedal ventilator kits were constructed. Five of the PVKs were subsequently tested to assure compliance with performance and reliability requirements. Preliminary specifications and operating instructions were generated for the PVK. In addition, production cost estimates based on a procurement of 100,000 units were formulated for FEMA budgetary purposes. Author
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