Author: United States. Naval Ship Systems Command. Supervisor of Diving
Contains the US Navy Decompression Tables and also the Recompression Chamber Operator's Handbook. This handbook covers training requirements for Oxygen Worker Training, a necessary element for commands to manage the oxygen systems which are required for the revised procedures. It is suitable for divers and chamber operators.
Surface-supplied Diving Decompression and Chamber Operations Field Guide
Author: Hal Lomax
Category: Deep diving
For several generations, the U.S. Navy Diving Manual has been considered the Bible of both military diving and the commercial diving industry, regardless of where in the world these operations were performed. In the past, the U.S. Navy Diver s Handbook was the go-to source for military and commercial divers when they were in the field and did not wish to carry the complete manual with them. The last official printing of the handbook was in 1994, and there has been a desperate requirement for a handbook for the commercial diver ever since. The Commercial Divers Handbook fills that requirement and more, presenting the three most commonly used decompression tables world-wide, as well as the latest tables for the treatment of pressure-related illness and injury. In addition, an updated diving medicine section is presented; a section on enriched air (Nitrox); and the Canadian Navy surface mixed gas tables as well. The technical editing was provided by CPO1 Charles Trombley, Canadian Navy, formerly of Canada s Experimental Diving Unit, and currently Chief Diver, Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic. This handbook will prove to be a valuable tool in every commercial diver and diving supervisor s pocket, no matter where in the world they find themselves working.
A Guide to Physiology and Performance for the Engineer
Author: Charles Shilling
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This handbook attempts to translate data on various parameters of man's capability in underwater and hyperbaric environments for those without a background in the life sciences. Accomplishing any multifaceted task requires team work, and effective team work depends on facile communication among all participants. To communicate properly, all parties must understand each other's problems and be able to speak a similar language. To this end we believe that this publication will go a long way in furthering the understanding and communication necessary for maximum achievement. The U. S. Navy has a fundamental interest in all types of activities connected with the ocean and is especially interested in the growing field of manned underwater and hyperbaric activities. Thus, the manuscript for this comprehensive book was developed under Office of Naval Research contract N00014-67-A-0214-0013 with The George Washington University. We acknowledge with appreciation the financial support and technical guidance for this undertaking by the Naval Medical Research and Develop ment Command of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as well as by the Engineering Psychology Program and the Physiology Program of the Office of Naval Research. JOSEPH P. POLLARD Director Biological and Medical Sciences Division Office of Naval Research vii Preface A need was felt for a book that would document the relationship of the human being to the underwater hyperbaric environment in such a way that the individual unfamiliar with the psychological or biomedical jargon could still understand and appreciate the information.
Presents comprehensive information on air diving operations. It contains data and information from all groups within the Navy diving community, and reflects state-of-the-art diving capabilities of the U.S. Navy. New equipments appearing for the first time include the Underwater Breathing Apparatus (UBA) MK 20 MOD 0, UBA MK 21 MOD 1, the Light Weight Diving System (LWDS) MK 3 MOD 0, and the Transportable Recompression Chamber System (TRCS). Appendices: changes in the deployment of standby divers in ships husbandry diving, changes in treatment tables and new correction factors and guidance relating to the use of pneumofathometers.
Many problems confronting the practicing commercial diver can be worked out easily and accurately with the use of the formulas provided here. Among the calculations given are those relating to decompression, fresh water vs. seawater, air supply, compass, and salvage. Pressure, volume, and temperature relationships, safe working loads of rigging and tackle, corrosion of metals, underwater light and sound -- all of these are discussed, supplemented by a list of useful references.
There are many conferences, workshops and meetings annually around the world, each emphasizing a specialty area for scientific exploration and research. Yet in very few instances, if at all, do the multidisciplinary aspects of science get presented so one may see the diversity of dependencies these seemingly disparate disciplines actually have. The Explorers Club and the U. S. National Park Service collaborated to make a first attempt at what will continue to be an "ocean pulse'" effort; conferences combining the aquaculture sciences; the search for underwater antiquities and the marinelbio-technologies utilized to explore these areas. The purpose has been to bring together not just academicians to talk about their finding in the field or the laboratory, but to provide a forum for the practical applications of "technology" to expanding our worlds fisheries as well as to continue to explore our world's oceans; the earth's truly last frontier. After everything is said and done, we still know precious little about our ocean environments. Their influences on our lives are monumental and yet we continue to be very parochial and conservative in our dedication to exploring their depths and resources. We feel confident that this initial effort by our respective groups to awaken a realization in the public and private sectors of the need for a cross-disciplinary approach to scientific research in the marine environment, is a necessity as we approach the 21 st century. Kevin C.