Accession Number:

ADA277327

Title:

Evaluation of Oxygen Levels Within the Diving Unlimited International (DUI) Passive Thermal Survival System

Descriptive Note:

Test rept. Apr-May 1993

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Various studies have been performed on the Diving Unlimited International passive thermal survival systems. The sample size in all of these studies was Limited to only one or two subjects. Furthermore, oxygen levels within the oral-nasal were generally not addressed. The design characteristics of the DuI system has raised concern that adequate levels of oxygen may not be provided for the diver. The DUI system was tested at 36 fsw simulating the partial pressure of oxygen in a U.S. Navy saturation diving system with fifty subjects to evaluate the trends of oxygen within the oral-nasal mask.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE