THE QUALITY OF BREATHABLE AIR UTILIZED BY CANADIAN FORCES SCUBA CLUBS

Authors
  1. Lewis, W.F.
  2. Lee, R.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The quality of breathable air utilized by Canadian Forces' SCUBA Clubs was investigated. Samples of compressed air were collected from each club. These were analyzed for oxygen, moisture, and trace contamination utilizing standard DCIEM gas-analysis techniques. Results were compared to the limits specified in CFAO 50-10 (Skin and SCUBA Sports Diving). Several samples showed excessive amounts of water vapour. One sample contained a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide. A regular quality assurance programme to monitor gas purity is recommended.
Report Number
R-931 —
Date of publication
15 Apr 1973
Number of Pages
13
DSTKIM No
73-04829
CANDIS No
19789
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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