THERMAL MEASUREMENTS ON DIVERS IN HYPERBARIC HELIUM-OXYGEN ENVIRONMENTS

Authors
  1. Kuehn, L.A.
  2. Zumrick, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
During a series of three saturation dives to simulated depths of 1000, 1200, and 1400 fsw at the Ocean Simulation Facility, measurements were made to establish the rate of heat loss of unclad divers in helium-oxygen gaseous environments. These measurements were part of a program to determine the dangers of cold stress and the temperature relationship tolerated by divers in cold diving bells or in hyperbaric chambers in which environmental conditions are uncontrolled. Three specific gaseous temperatures of 15, 20, and 25C were considered. In each experiment, as many as four subjects were monitored for body core and mean skin temperature over a 2-h testing period.
Report Number
PUB-77-X-50 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1978
Number of Pages
19
Reprinted from
Undersea Biomedical Research, vol 5, no 3, 1978, p 213-231
DSTKIM No
78-03429
CANDIS No
84100
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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