Accelerated Decompression Using Oxygen for Submarine Rescue - Summary Report and Operational Guidance

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Accelerated Decompression Using Oxygen for Submarine Rescue - Summary Report and Operational Guidance

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dc.contributor NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL en_US
dc.contributor.author Latson, GW en_US
dc.contributor.author Flynn, ET en_US
dc.contributor.author Gerth, WA en_US
dc.contributor.author Thalmann, ED en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-05T21:02:56Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-05T21:02:56Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc ADA389255 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NEDU-TR-11-00 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc XB-NAVSEA en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3582
dc.description Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. en_US
dc.description.abstract In certain situations, a disabled submarine could become internally pressurized due to flooding, leakage of compressed gas supplies, or use of auxiliary breathing systems. This could result in the survivors being saturated with nitrogen at elevated pressures. Efficient submarine rescue requires that pressurized crew members be decompressed more rapidly than current procedures on air allow. NEDU has investigated the ability of oxygen to accelerate decompression following saturation with nitrogen-oxygen. Initial attempts resulted in an unexpectedly high incidence of severe decompression sickness. Subsequent decompression schedules including a period of isobaric oxygen breathing (pre-breathing) with a shorter total ascent time were significantly better than staged decompression of comparable length. Pre- breathing oxygen, or nitrogen-oxygen mixtures, is an effective decompression strategy. This report summarizes the experiments and presents decompression procedures for emergency use in submarine rescue. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. en_US
dc.subject SEA RESCUES en_US
dc.subject BREATHING APPARATUS en_US
dc.subject COMPRESSION en_US
dc.subject AUXILIARY en_US
dc.subject EMERGENCIES en_US
dc.subject STRATEGY en_US
dc.subject SKILLS en_US
dc.subject REPORTS en_US
dc.subject EFFICIENCY en_US
dc.subject HIGH PRESSURE en_US
dc.subject NITROGEN en_US
dc.subject GASES en_US
dc.subject MIXTURES en_US
dc.subject TIME en_US
dc.subject OXYGEN en_US
dc.subject SCHEDULING en_US
dc.subject LENGTH en_US
dc.subject CREWS en_US
dc.subject GUIDANCE en_US
dc.subject PRESSURIZATION en_US
dc.subject SUPPLIES en_US
dc.subject RESPIRATION en_US
dc.subject SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) en_US
dc.subject SUBMARINES en_US
dc.subject ACCELERATED TESTING en_US
dc.subject DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS en_US
dc.subject DECOMPRESSION en_US
dc.subject INCAPACITATION en_US
dc.subject ASCENT TRAJECTORIES en_US
dc.subject ISOBARS(PRESSURE) en_US
dc.title Accelerated Decompression Using Oxygen for Submarine Rescue - Summary Report and Operational Guidance en_US

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