THERMAL EXPOSURE LIMITS FOR DIVERS

Authors
  1. Kuehn, L.A.
  2. Ackles, K.N.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Hypothermia is one of the major factors affecting diver safety, performance and comfort in operational diving in cold water. Diver hyperthermia is now worthy of concern due to the increasing use of saturation diving chambers and hot-water heated diving suits. The paper presents a brief overview of the physiology involved in human heat exchange and the consequential physiological events to heating or cooling.
Report Number
PUB-79-X-5 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1979
Number of Pages
13
Reprinted from
Hyperbaric Diving Systems and Thermal Protection, OED-vol 6, 1978, p 39-51
DSTKIM No
79-01049
CANDIS No
85404
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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