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Where do submarines get air for the engine?

Where do submarines get air for the engine?

The sub must surface (or cruise just below the surface using a snorkel) to run the diesel engines. Once the batteries are fully charged, the sub can head underwater. The batteries power electric motors that drive the propellers.

How do they make air on a submarine?

Oxygen onboard a submarine is released either through compressed tanks, an oxygen generator, or by some form of an ‘oxygen canister’ that works by electrolysis. Oxygen is either periodically released throughout the day at specific time intervals or whenever the computerized system detects a reduction in oxygen levels.

Why do Subs not run out of air?

Submarines don’t run out of air, they take seawater, distill it and then run that through a machine the zaps the water with electricity to separate oxygen and hydrogen atoms. They pump they explosive hydrogen gas out to sea and run the oxygen through a compressor and store in in huge tanks.

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What fuel does submarine use?

To supply this power, submarines are equipped with diesel engines that burn fuel and/or nuclear reactors that use nuclear fission. Submarines also have batteries to supply electrical power.

Can an engine run underwater?

If the air intake and exhaust have been taken care of and the engine has been completely waterproofed, then the vehicle can run underwater. A diesel engine, on the other hand, has no ignition system.

Are submarines air conditioned?

Even though the entire submarine has air cooling facility, only two decks are air-conditioned. The temperature in the rest of the submarine is around 30-35 degrees and the crew works in sweltering heat. The quality of the air is monitored constantly for impurities.

What happens if a submarine goes too deep?

Originally Answered: What happens when a submarine goes too deep? The pressure outside of the pressure hull overcomes the compression strength of the metal hull and suffer a catastrophic hull breach/collapse and sinks to the bottom.