Commercial Diving Transfer Under Pressure (TUP) System

SMP’s well established manufacturing and design teams have recognised the requirement of the next step to extended bottom times with air, nitrox and mixed gas diving with the ever increasing demands in the renewable, oil and gas sectors in the offshore industry.

SMP have developed a solution for a closed Bell TUP System which will be a unique one-off design available to interested parties. This system is configurable to client requirements on a short lead time.

Transfer Under Pressure System

The system provides a cost effective diving solution through increased bottom times for the diving teams. This provides the capability for the diving team to be working from a Schedule 6 type Bell whilst the second team will be in decompression after completing their bell diving operations.

This will mean continual productivity from the diving bell teams with less down time and smaller diving crews that would be utilised with normal air and nitrox diving.

Transfer Under Pressure System

The system utilises a minimum 4.5 m3 saturation diving bell which has the capability of bounce diving operations. This is critical to the utilisation of this system. The diving bell can be lowered to the seabed under atmospheric conditions. When the divers arrive at the work site the supervisors will have the capability to pressurise the diving bell equivalent to the work site depth which will allow the divers to exit the bell to proceed with their tasks. This can be a single diver or two diver lock out with a standby diver remaining in the bell.

Transfer Under Pressure System

On completion of the dive the divers will return to the diving bell where the doors will be sealed. At this stage the divers in the bell will start their decompression procedure. The bell will then be recovered to the surface with the divers continuing their decompression within this controlled atmosphere. The bell will be recovered by the handling system into the bell capture arrangement thereafter manipulated onto the bell handling trolley for mating to the divers transfer lock.

The above process allows for much greater productivity with diver’s bottom times, a more controlled and safer working environment and quicker and safer decompression procedures as opposed to the regularly used oxygen surface decompression procedure.

Transfer Under Pressure System

TUP System – Features and Specifications

Container:

  • L : 40’ (12 mtr) x W: 11.8’ (3.5 mtr) x D: 11.8’ (3.5 mtr)
  • Weight: 38,000 kgs
  • 2 x Personnel Doors
  • 2 x Heating and Air Conditioning Units
  • 4 x Gas and Air Penetrator Plates
  • 1 x Electrical Penetrator Plates

DDC and TUP:

  • Side Mating Manway and End Mating to SDC (Bell)
  • Divers Transfer Lock with toilet and shower facility
  • 1.8 mtr Twin Lock Chamber for Diver’s Decompression Treatment
  • Built in Master Control Panels
  • Capacity for 8 persons in the Twin Lock Chamber and 3 persons in the DTL
  • System currently rated to 50 mtr SWD but can be re-rated to 18 Bar 180 mtr (590 fsw)
  • Medical Locks and Chamber and DTL
  • Chamber and DTL outfitted with Comms, Lighting, Gas Analysis, CCTV Systems, Cooling/Heating, Scrubbers

Other Equipment:

  • LP Air Storage System
  • Fire Suppression System
  • Electrical Breaker System
  • Distribution Panel
  • Transformers and Battery Back Up Supply

For more information on the TUP system please use the links below:

Our Sales Team and Technical Advisors from our UK office are available to offer help on any questions relating to this system. Please call +44 (0)1772 687775 Mon – Fri (9am – 5pm). Alternatively email sales@smp-ltd.co.uk and we will get back to you.

SMP Summer 2014 Update

What a year so far here at SMP. Thank you all for your continued support and custom.

We have seen record levels of in-house manufactured items leaving the doors including our new IMCA approved Launch and Recovery Systems, Containerised DDCs & Hot Water Machines, as well as increased sales for Diving Helmets, Bandmasks and Underwater Tools.

For more details about our product range either download our 2014 product brochure or view our products online.

Brochure

We’ve also had a clearance of some of our second hand stock in order to make room for some new developments at our premises in Lancashire, UK. Some second hand stock still available but going quick. See what stock is still available here & make us an offer.

Why SMP?

SMP Ltd has the skills and capability to design, build and deliver the best quality commercial diving and hyperbaric equipment worldwide. Our growing product range has been tried and tested by many industry leaders, with all our in-house manufactured products designed to meet IMCA and ADC standards and as a result are exported worldwide to more than 85 countries.

We guarantee the highest degree of safety and product quality throughout the production processes, which is certified to meet the requirements of ISO 9001 and we have an environmental management system to meet the requirements of ISO 14001:

Brochure

Our Sales Team and Technical Advisors from our UK office are available to offer any advice or help. Please call +44 (0)1772 687775 Mon – Fri (9am – 5pm). Alternatively email sales@smp-ltd.co.uk and we will get back to you.

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For Sale: Containerised 22 Man Submarine Rescue System

For Sale: CONTAINERISED 22 MAN SUBMARINE RESCUE SYSTEM
[Serial No. SH104682] Submarine Rescue System

Submarine Rescue System

This 22 Man Submarine Rescue System is specifically designed and equipped for the dual purpose role of providing mass recompression treatment of submariners and for clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Designed and built by SMP in 2008 for an overseas Navy as a rental system, the system was used for two years whilst SMP were contracted to build a new purpose built Submarine Rescue System.

The system was built from original saturation diving tankage and configured into a custom built insulated and air conditioned container.

The submarine rescue facility can be mobilised in one lift for deployment onto a vessel of opportunity. All the life support machinery and gas storage are not included in the sale of this equipment however SMP would be happy to quote for the extra equipment if required.

CONCEPT PROPOSAL
22 MAN SUBMARINE RESCUE SYSTEM
Submarine Rescue System

Container:
L : 40’ (12 mtr) x W: 11.8’ (3.5 mtr) x D: 11.8’ (3.5 mtr)
• Weight: 38,000 kgs
• 2 x Personnel Doors
• 2 x Heating and Air Conditioning Units
• 4 x Gas and Air Penetrator Plates
• 1 x Electrical Penetrator Plates

DDC and DTL:
• Side Mating Manway to SRV or Rescue Bell
• Large Rescuees/Divers Transfer Lock with toilet and shower facility
• 1.8 mtr Twin Lock Chamber for treating Rescuees/Divers
• Built in Master Control Panels
• Capacity for 22 persons in the Twin Lock Chamber and 3 persons in the DTL
• System currently rated to 50 mtr SWD but can be re-rated to 180 mtrs
• Medical Locks and Chamber and DTL
• Chamber and DTL outfitted with Comms, Lighting, Gas Analysis, CCTV Systems, Cooling/Heating, Scrubbers

Other Equipment:
• LP Air Storage System
• Fire Suppression System
• Electrical Breaker System
• Distribution Panel
• Transformers and Battery Back Up Supply

SALES INFORMATION
This system can be purchased ‘As Is Where Is’ or fully re-certified and tested.

All additional life support equipment and gas storage can be quoted for if required.

To download a full technical specification for this system please use the link below:
Submarine Rescue System Technical Specification

Submarine Rescue System

Submarine Rescue System

For further information on this system and its capabilities please email our technical team via email using sales@smp-ltd.co.uk. Alternatively you can contact our office on +44 (0)1772 687775.

Kirby Morgan 28 BandMasks

Here at SMP, we have just had a delivery of new Kirby Morgan 28 BandMasks which are now in stock. Currently we have 13 KM28 Band Masks in stock and they are available for next day delivery. We can deliver worldwide.

If you are in interested in purchasing a bandmask or need advice or product information, please call +44 (0)1772 687775, email sales@smp-ltd.co.uk or put an enquiry through our website.

Kirby Morgan 28 Band Mask

Kirby Morgan 28 Band Mask

Product Details

It’s safe to say that the Kirby Morgan BandMask is one of the key products that ushered in the modern era of commercial diving, starting back in the 1960s. Today’s version of this classic surface supplied, full face mask has an improved breathing system, more secure bands, and numerous other improvements.

The fully tested and certified KM 28 BandMask® may be used in mixed gas diving as well as shallow water diving.

The SuperFlow® adjustable demand regulators provide low inhalation resistance and high gas flow letting the diver breathe easier and work harder with less exertion. Both masks come standard with the large tube SuperFlow® 350 regulator.

The Side Block Assembly of both the KMB 18 and 28 receives the umbilical over the shoulder in the B configuration. They both come standard with the Tri-Valve® exhaust system, and the new BandMask® BandKeepers®

The Tri-Valve® Exhaust System has less breathing resistance than the older single valve exhaust. It retrofits to all previous Kirby Morgan BandMasks®.The BandMask® BandKeepers® coupled with the redesigned hood not only prevent any separation of the hood from the mask but also makes it impossible for the bands to separate from the mask.

KM28 Features

Air Train – The air train diffuses incoming breathing air/gas onto the face port/lens to defog and ventilate.

Communications – Communications are “non-modular” (like the SuperLite 17B helmet). When ordered with male waterproof connector (for 4 wire communications), the mask also includes bare wire posts. When ordered with bare wire posts (for 2 wire communications), the port for the mwp connector is plugged.

Defogging Steady Flow Valve – Provides an additional flow of gas into the helmet for ventilation and defogging.

Emergency (EGS) Valve – Supplies backup breathing gas to the diver.

Gas Supply Non-Return Valve – Gas Supply Non-Return Valve prevents loss of gas pressure in the event of umbilical damage, preventing a “squeeze”.

Head Harness (Spider) – Keeps the mask in place on the divers head. The neoprene rubber spider has adjustment holes for varying the tension of the harness.

Nose Block – Device allows the diver to block the nose to equalize ears.

Side Block – Multi use side block has additional ports built in to provide controlled air flow, if needed.

Silicone Oral Nasal Mask – Made of a superior silicone material which is hypo-allergenic and has a longer work life than latex.

Stainless Steel Bands – Bands hold the Hood/Face seal in place on the mask frame. They also provide the mounting studs for the Head Harness (Spider).

SuperFlow® 350 Regulator – This all metal, fully adjustable, Commercial Rated™ demand regulator provides easy breathing and excellent performance with low pressure compressors.

Whisker Wings – Retrofits to many previous Kirby Morgan Helmets and BandMasks®, has less breathing resistance than the older single valve exhaust while providing an extremely dry hat. The Tri-Valve® Exhaust is made of a chemical resistant compound.

 

KM28 Specifications:

Weight: Kirby Morgan 28B Band Mask – 12.73 pounds

Mask Frame: Kirby Morgan 28B

Band Mask: Xenoy thermoplastic

Control Knobs: Polyurathane

Lens: Clear polycarbonate

Hood: Neoprene.

O-Rings: Buna-N

Recommended Lubricants: Christo-Lube®, Dow Corning® MS4 Silicone Lubricant. Krytox® and Halocarbon® are also acceptable.

Kirby Morgan SuperFlow® 350 Performance: The Kirby Morgan SuperFlow® 350 regulator on the Kirby Morgan28 bandmask offers high performance. The commercial diving regulator has been tested at Dive Lab at Panama City, Florida. It meets all current U.S. Navy and European commercial diving standards.

Cage Code: The cage code for identifying Kirby Morgan DSI products for U.S. government purposes is 58366.

CR Standards: These masks meet or exceed all standards established by Dive Lab of Panama City, Florida, and are CR (Commercially Rated) marked.

CE Approved: The Kirby Morgan 28 Band Masks is CE Approved.

Temperature Limitations: Use at water temperatures below 33 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degrees Celsius) requires use of the Kirby Morgan Hot Water Shroud (P/N 525-100) and hot water.

Operational Specifications & Limitations: Commercial Diving Umbilical minimum I.D. 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) of not more than two sections, total length not to exceed 600 feet (183m).  This bandmask meets or exceeds all requirements of NPD, Health and Safety, (U.K.), United States Navy, ADCI United States and is CR rated by Dive Lab, Panama City, Fla., USA.  Recommended overbottom (OB) gas supply pressure for best performance at depths are calculated by the formula (fsw x 0.445+14.7) + recommended p.s.i.g.