| || Submarine Escape Set Test Facilities
Author : Murthy, G.S.N;Prakash, Y.S;Kumar, Arun;Padaki, V.C
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:59(4) ; 2009 ; pp 441-446
Subject : 355 Defence Sciences
Keywords : PKY tester;KG chamber;hypoxia;depth compensator;thermal mass flow meters
Abstract : Submarine Escape Set (SES) is used by submariners to escape from a sunken submarine. This set caters for breathing needs of the submariner under water, until he reaches the surface. Evaluation of such life-saving equipment is of paramount importance. This paper describes the submarine escape set and various constructional features and schedules of operation of test facilities designed indegenously and which can evaluate the SES. The test facility is divided into two parts: the reducer test facility, and the breathing bag test facility. The equipment has been rigorously tested and accepted by Indian Navy. Two such test facilities have been developed, one of which is installed at INS Satavahana, Visakhapatnam, and are working satisfactorily.