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Low-profile, Lightweight Rescue Breathing Apparatus.

Authors
Wippler-J
Source
NTIS: PB 89-208672 :45 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007196
Abstract
A lightweight, low-profile compressed oxygen rescue breathing apparatus (rba) for mine rescue missions was developed by the Survivair Division, Inc., under contract to the Bureau of Mines. Cofunding this contract were the U.S. Fire Administration, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard. The apparatus is a positive pressure, closed circuit system with 2-h mission capability. The apparatus weighs 24 lb when fully charged. Weight and size reduction were realized by using lithium hydroxide (lioh) for carbon dioxide (co2) management, a composite glass-fiber-wrapped aluminum cylinder for oxygen storage, and lightweight plastic materials for backpack and breathing bag construction. Constant positive pressure within the breathing circuit is maintained by a pilot-operated pressure demand regulator and spring-biased breathing bags.
Publication Date
19880101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-208672
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
OFR 25-89
Source Name
NTIS: PB 89-208672
Performing Organization
Survivair, Div. of Comasec
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division