UNMANNED TESTING OF THE CUMA SCRUBBER

Authors
  1. Eaton, D.J.
  2. MacLean, R.S.
  3. Grodski, J.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A prototype scrubber for a semi-closed underwater breathing apparatus was tested to determine its adherence to the design specifications while operating in various environmental conditions. These tests were carried out using apparatus which simulated the appropriate breathing and environmental conditions. The carbon dioxide concentration of the inhaled gas and the temperature at six points within the scrubber were measured. A qualitative approach was used to discuss the influence of test conditions on the performance of the scrubber. The results indicated that the scrubber has met the specifications; however, its redesign has been recommended to enhance its absorption efficiency.
Keywords
CUMA (Canadian Underwater Mine-countermeasures Apparatus)
Report Number
RP-82-P-06 — Paper presented at the First Annual Canadian Ocean Tech Congress, Mar 11-12, 82, Toronto, Ont
Date of publication
01 Jan 1982
Number of Pages
12
DSTKIM No
83-01188
CANDIS No
39128
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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