Accession Number:

ADA280691

Title:

Commercially Available Scubapro Buoyancy Compensator

Descriptive Note:

Test rept. Jul 1992-Apr 1994

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Evaluations were conducted on the SCUBAPRO Military Classic Black Buoyancy Compensator to determine if it was capable of meeting performance standards for Navy use. Lift capacity evaluations were conducted in the ocean Simulation Facility OSF at 18.2, 39.7, and 57.6 msw 60, 130, and 190 fsw to determine maximum Lift capacity using the power inflator and the co 2 actuator assembly. Manned evaluations were also conducted to determine the floating attitude of an unconscious diver using this buoyancy compensator. Additionally, manned evaluations were conducted to gather human factors data regarding fit and function. All testing conducted determined that this buoyancy compensator was capable of meeting the requirements for acceptance by the US Navy. Buoyancy compensator, Life preserver, Authorized for Navy Use ANU list, Lift capacity.

Subject Categories:

  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE