ALLEVIATION OF THERMAL STRAIN IN ENGINEERING SPACE PERSONNEL ABOARD CF SHIPS WITH THE EXOTEMP PERSONAL COOLING SYSTEM

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Authors
  1. Frim, J.
  2. Glass, K.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The engineering spaces aboard Canadian Forces (CF) ships operating in warm climates can become very hot working environments. Some of these areas, notably the boiler room, are outside the citadel, and personnel working in these areas during periods of chemical threat must wear chemical defence (CD) clothing. The extra insulation and the increased resistance to sweat evaporation of this clothing, coupled with the heat of the environment, can impose a severe heat stress on the engineering personnel. A field trial was conducted aboard the HMCS Ottawa while en route from Halifax to Puerto Rico to see if the Exotemp liquid-based personal cooling system, proven very successful in CF Sea King helicopter operations in the Persian Gulf, could alleviate thermal stress under the above simulated conditions. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-91-62 — Tasking Report
Date of publication
15 Jun 1991
Number of Pages
55
DSTKIM No
91-04203
CANDIS No
71391
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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