Single bag counter lung


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Most oxygen rebreathers use a simple single counter lung. Materials used in the early days are finely-woven fabrics, impregnated with rubber or latex. Later reinforced plastics where used. These plastics are commonly welded by induction techniques. Also cast lungs are used, although the reliability still has to be proved.

The counter lung volume varies tremendous. There are models with a 4 liter up to 17 liter volume. Bigger volumes are employed when the CL is also used as the main BCD, or life safer. Also surface swimming caused a increased volume.


Reinforced plastic counter lung, single bag, chest worn. Dräger Lar II

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