Liquid Air Breathing Technology
Provide information to demonstrate the advantages of using cryogenic air for respiratory protection. Current and historic technology uses compressed air which has evolved to very high, hence hazardous levels (5000 psi).
Cryogenic Air offers: Higher density at low pressure, typically < 75 psi, therefore lighter weight storage vessels.
Liquid Air Self Contained Breathing Apparatus being used by the NASA Pad Rescue Team during a simulated exercise at the Space Shuttle launch Pad 39 –>
RECENT LAB NEWS:
Representatives from Kennedy Space Center, BCS Life Support, LabTech and URS demo a Cryogenic Refuge Alternative Supply System (CryoRASS) and a smaller liquid-air filled backpack called CryoBA, short for Cryogenic Breathing Apparatus, in Titusville, Fla. on June 13.
Image Credit: NASA/Daniel Casper
NASA Technology may Breathe Life, Safety into Mines
Rebecca Regan, John F. Kennedy Space Center
A technology used by NASA to protect crews working around hazardous gases soon could be called on for a number of life-saving applications as well as the agency’s new human spaceflight endeavors.
The Cryogenic Refuge Alternative Supply System (CryoRASS) and a smaller liquid air-filled backpack under development in Kennedy Space Center’s Biomedical Lab have the potential to store more than twice the amount of breathable air than traditional compressed gas systems.