Method of testing oxygen regulators

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Oxygen regulators are used in aircraft to regulate automatically the flow of oxygen to the pilot from a cylinder at pressures ranging up to 150 atmospheres. The instruments are adjusted to open at an altitude of about 15,000 ft. and thereafter to deliver oxygen at a rate which increases with the altitude. The instruments are tested to determine the rate of flow of oxygen delivered at various altitudes and to detect any mechanical defects which may exist. A method of testing oxygen regulators was desired in which the rate of flow could be determined more accurately than by the test ... continued below

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Sontag, Harcourt & Borlik, E L June 1, 1935.

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Oxygen regulators are used in aircraft to regulate automatically the flow of oxygen to the pilot from a cylinder at pressures ranging up to 150 atmospheres. The instruments are adjusted to open at an altitude of about 15,000 ft. and thereafter to deliver oxygen at a rate which increases with the altitude. The instruments are tested to determine the rate of flow of oxygen delivered at various altitudes and to detect any mechanical defects which may exist. A method of testing oxygen regulators was desired in which the rate of flow could be determined more accurately than by the test method previously used (reference 1) and by which instruments defective mechanically could be detected. The new method of test fulfills these requirements.

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  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930081282 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TN-532
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930081282
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc54169

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Sontag, Harcourt & Borlik, E L. Method of testing oxygen regulators, report, June 1, 1935; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc54169/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.