Evaluation of Aqua Lung (U.S. Diver) "Seamaster" Buoyancy Compensator w/Fenzy Bottle

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Title: Evaluation of Aqua Lung (U.S. Diver) "Seamaster" Buoyancy Compensator w/Fenzy Bottle
Author: Zanoni, CJ
Abstract: NEDU was tasked to conduct a survey of commercially available buoyancy compensators (BCs) and perform testing to determine which BCs perform satisfactorily. Buoyancy compensator evaluation was conducted in three phases. Phase I included receipt inspection of the buoyancy compensator, technical review of the manufacturer-supplied documentation (instructions / repair manuals), diver orientation, and Test Pool Evaluation (surface floating attitudes if the BCs were used as life jackets). No failure mode analysis was conducted. Phase II consisted of buoyancy / lift capacity testing in the 0SF at 190 fsw. Phase III consisted of manned dives in the Gulf of Mexico to test diver buoyancy control and operational characteristics.
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.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3578
Date: 2001

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