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Title: Field testing of the Advanced Worker Protection System

Field testing of the Advanced Worker Protection System AWPS is a life support system that allows a suited worker in operate in a chemically hazardous or radiologically hot environment for up to 2 hours with minimal heat stress and minimal encumbrance from his life support equipment. It consists of 3 parts: a backpack using liquid air to supply breathing gas and cooling power; a liquid cooling garment (LCG) that circulates water chilled from vaporizing and warming the cryogen; and a Level B protective garment which accommodates the low profile of the backpack, permits greater mobility and doesn`t require tape closure. The AWPS backpack and LCG are compatible with commercially available Level A protective garments. A one-hour demonstration of a AWPS prototype was done.
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OSTI Identifier:491866
Report Number(s):DOE/MC/30176--97/C0805; CONF-9610231--5
ON: DE97052245
DOE Contract Number:AC21-93MC30176
Resource Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: Conference on industry partnerships to deploy environmental technology, Morgantown, WV (United States), 22-24 Oct 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1996]
Research Org:Oceaneering Space Systems, Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS; PROTECTIVE CLOTHING; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS