NHC facilities used for dive system proving trialsCompany News // January 22, 2015
The National Hyperbaric Centre's (NHC's) dive tank and outdoor facilities were recently used by a client to provide a controlled environment where proving tests and demonstrations could be carried out on a new purpose-built, complete dive system.
The dive system, which consisted of a dive control station, decompression chamber, LARS, H/W machine, HP compressor, machinery container, Electric HPU, gas quads, deluge system, rigging container, stores container, suitcase ROV, ROV van and recovery hoist, was positioned in the NHC yard with access to the diving tank.
The NHC provided a safe and secure environment where the deck plan equipment could be assembled and mobilised. The dive tank simulated a quayside environment for diving operations to take place. Two days were spent arranging and setting up the system, which was invaluable training for the client’s employees as they could gain hands-on experience in a stable environment.
Functionality and efficiency of the individual elements as well as the system as a whole was ensured before the system could be deemed fully operational.
NHC Business Development Manager, Mike McDonald, said: “NHC’s facilities have great capability and can adapt to a variety of testing requirements. We have worked on a range of diverse tests and trials over the years and it’s always interesting to see what our next challenge will be.
"We have invested heavily in our testing department ensuring we are offering a comprehensive and technologically advanced service. We encourage clients to discuss their upcoming testing requirements with us and always aim to work alongside them in order to fulfil their needs.”