Accession Number:

ADC060952

Title:

Air Monitoring Trials on HMAS OVENS

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL AND MARITIME RESEARCH LAB MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Report Date:

1996-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

Three air monitoring trials were undertaken in an RAN Oberon class submarine, HMAS Ovens, using an instrument package consisting of commercially available monitors for hydrogen, hydrogen chloride, chlorine, oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, refrigerant R-12, volatile organic compounds VOCs and aerosols. During the trial periods, dive times were short so there was little opportunity for the build up of air contaminants. However, of the air contaminants measured, only the VOCs exceeded maximum permissible levels although aerosols concentrations were considered to be high by outdoor environmental standards.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE