Developments in Diving Technology [electronic resource] : Proceedings of an international conference, (Divetech ′84) organized by the Society for Underwater Technology, and held in London, UK, 14–15 November 1984
- Corporate Author:
- Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)
- Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1985.
- Physical Description:
- 172 pages : online resource
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- SpringerLink (Online service)
- 1 Comparison of Past with Present -- 2 Concepts for the Future -- 3 The Future Role of the Diver -- 4 Programme for Working Dives to 400 msw Part I. I. Aspects of the Human Factors -- II. Technical Aspects -- 5 Hyperbaric Welding Habitats: Environmental and Safety Aspects -- 6 In-water Secondary Life-support Systems: Removing the ‘Emergency’ from Incidents -- 7 Breathing Resistance: Keeping the Requirements Realistic -- 8 Increasing Bottom Working Time: Reducing the Decompression Penalty -- 9 Increasing Bottom Working Time: Improved Methods of Diver Deployment -- 10 ADS and ROV Systems in Support of Divers -- 11 DAVID: A Remotely-controlled Multi-purpose Vehicle Designed for Diver Assistance -- 12 Effects of Saturation Diving on Respiratory Systems -- 13 Long-term Effects of Professional Diving -- 14 Transfer Under Pressure: A Re-evaluation.
- Up to about 30 years' ago diving activity was centred primarily on the naval services, who provided a lead in the development of equipment, techniques and procedures. Apart from one or two spectacular salvage undertakings, the main commercial activity up until that time was fairly low-key work in docks and harbours. The concept of saturation diving emerged from subsea habitats of which Captain Cousteau was one of the pioneers. This led the way to commercial development in support of exploration and the production of offshore oil and gas, and I believe that my friend Henri Delauze was one of the first to mount the subsea habitat on deck and provide a sealed bell to convey divers from the habitat to the seabed without change of pressure. A remarkable feature of offshore oil and gas technology in the North Sea has been the willingness of all concerned to exchange information regarding R&D. This has had a major effect on the advance in technology over the last few years. As far as diving is concerned, it is to some extent 'Hobson's Choice'. Legal patents are difficult to achieve in this field, and the casual nature of diver employment to date has meant that ideas and techniques circulate almost as freely as the divers themselves. In addition, the advertis ing of the new technologies which one has to offer almost auto matically means disclosure of what otherwise might be secret.
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