OXYGEN SYSTEMS


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OXYGEN SYSTEMS
OXYGEN SYSTEMSOxygen systems are required on airplanes that fly for extended periods at altitudes substantially above 10 000 ft [3048 m]. Although the normal human body can survive without a special supply of oxygen at altitudes of over 15 000 ft [4573 m], the mental and physical capacities of a human being are reduced when the usual supply of oxygen is not available in the air. It is particularly important that the pilot and crew of an airplane have an adequate supply of oxygen when operating an unpressurized airplane at altitudes in excess of 10 000 ft [3048 m].A lack of oxygen causes a person to experience a condition called hypoxia. This condition results in "lightheadedness," headaches, dizziness, nausea, unconsciousness, or death, de…
Citation
Michael J. Kroes; Ronald Sterkenburg: Aircraft Maintenance & Repair, Seventh Edition. OXYGEN SYSTEMS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export