NBK - Breathing Systems for Military Submarines

NBK - Breathing Systems for Military Submarines

LONG HISTORY, COMPLEX SYSTEMS

KOBOLD has a long tradition of supplying instrumentation for the construction of underwater breathing systems for military submarines. The most recent designs use eight different KOBOLD instruments. The complex systems are designed to perform several different tasks. First, water is broken down into oxygen and hydrogen. The oxygen is then consumed by the crew and carbon dioxide is produced as a resulting waste product. The carbon dioxide is then forced into reaction with the waste hydrogen from the first step of the process to create an aqueous solution that can either be stored onboard or discharged overboard.

MANY FACETS OF PROCESS CONTROL

Automating this complex process and protecting the lives of the crew involves many separate aspects of process control: conductivity measurement to ensure the integrity of the water entering the process, flowmeters to monitor correct flow amounts for both the water and the subsequent gases in the process, pressure gauges and sensors, temperature sensors, and NBK level instruments. Because we offer an exceptionally broad line of instrumentation, we were one of the few companies able to provide all the required instrumentation and to prove a long history of service in rugged conditions.