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Title: Protective supplied-breathing-air garment

Abstract

A breathing-air garment for isolating a wearer from hostile environments containing toxins or irritants is disclosed. The garment includes a suit and a separate head-protective enclosure or hood engaging a suit collar in sealing attachment. The hood and suit collar are cylindrically shaped and dimensioned to enable the wearer to withdraw his hands from the suit sleeves to perform manual tasks within the hood interior. Breathing air is supplied from an external air line with an air-delivery hose attached to the hood interior. The hose feeds air into an annular halo-like fiber-filled plenum having spaced discharge orifices attached to the hood top wall. A plurality of air exhaust/check valves located at the suit extremities cooperate with the hood air-delivery system to provide a cooling flow of circulating air from the hood throughout the suit interior. A suit entry seal provided on the suit sealed with an adhesive sealing flap.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6179170
Application Number:
ON: DE83010492
Assignee:
ERA-08-030111; EDB-83-086658
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP03533
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; PROTECTIVE CLOTHING; DESIGN; CLOTHING; 420202* - Engineering- Protective Structures & Equipment

Citation Formats

Childers, E L, and von Hortenau, E F. Protective supplied-breathing-air garment. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Childers, E L, & von Hortenau, E F. Protective supplied-breathing-air garment. United States.
Childers, E L, and von Hortenau, E F. Fri . "Protective supplied-breathing-air garment". United States.
@article{osti_6179170,
title = {Protective supplied-breathing-air garment},
author = {Childers, E L and von Hortenau, E F},
abstractNote = {A breathing-air garment for isolating a wearer from hostile environments containing toxins or irritants is disclosed. The garment includes a suit and a separate head-protective enclosure or hood engaging a suit collar in sealing attachment. The hood and suit collar are cylindrically shaped and dimensioned to enable the wearer to withdraw his hands from the suit sleeves to perform manual tasks within the hood interior. Breathing air is supplied from an external air line with an air-delivery hose attached to the hood interior. The hose feeds air into an annular halo-like fiber-filled plenum having spaced discharge orifices attached to the hood top wall. A plurality of air exhaust/check valves located at the suit extremities cooperate with the hood air-delivery system to provide a cooling flow of circulating air from the hood throughout the suit interior. A suit entry seal provided on the suit sealed with an adhesive sealing flap.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {5}
}