Water Cooled Vest With Quick Change Thermal Reservoir
A water vest which draws heat from the body and exchange it with a thermal reservoir worn outside a PPE with quick and safe refill capability.
Heat build up in PPE is a major problem especially working in a tropical environment. My idea is to cool a PPE using a water vest and a therml resevoire outside a PPE. The water vest will discharge body heat into the thermal resevoire with minimal modification to the PPE.
- Works with most PPE with minimal modification
- This vest can use water or ice inside the resevoire
- Refill is safe and takes less than 1 minute
- Will keep users cool for 15 minutes or more per refill
- Can be prototype quickly and deploy rapidly
- Will work with existing PAPR technology
- Will work with positive pressure suit technology
- Easy to clean and decontaminate