Evaluation of the Secumar 34 FM Life Preserver.
NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL
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As directed by NAVSEA Task 86-41, the Navy Experimental Diving Unit evaluated the Secumar 34 FM life preserver for suitability for use with the Draeger LAR V UBA. As a result of manned and unmanned testing, the Secumar 34 FM life preserver is recommended for Approved for Navy Use ANU status when used with the Draeger LAR UBA. An evaluation of a new design pierce pin for the Halkey-Roberts inflation valve was conducted in conjunction with the Secumar 34 FM evaluation. This evaluation was conducted in accordance with NAVSEA Task 86-57. Two of the new design pins were evaluated and found to function acceptably in over 80 combined inflations. The new gray color Halkey Roberts AMS and AMLS inflation valves which utilize the new design pin are recommended as a replacement to the Halkey-Roberts valves which utilize the hollow rolled design pin currently in use. Keywords Carbon dioxide CO2 cylinder Life preserver Buoyancy compensation device BCD Inflation bladder Inflation valve Piercing pin.
- Life Support Systems