Over the last few years we have seen the increase in popularity of larger diameter Deck Decompression Chambers (DDC’s). Initially any enquiries for chambers larger than 1500mm (60 inches) would have exclusively come from the Scandinavian region but now we are finding that diving contractors from all over the globe are showing interest in our 1800mm (72 inches) chamber. IMCA have recently revised their D023 guidelines:
” Any chamber manufactured after 1 January 2015 should have a minimum internal diameter of 60 inches if using imperial measurements or 1500mm if using metric measurements. Chambers manufactured before this date do not need to meet this size requirement. “
But for some people bigger is better.
Due to the increase in demand we at SMP now stock 1800mm DDC shells at our Preston workshop ready to fit out. This greatly reduces project build times for our customers. We supply the chambers as free-standing units but more commonly as containerised systems ready to deploy anywhere in the world. We have standard designs like the example shown below which fit into 20 foot ISO containers to keep mobilisation and shipping costs to a minimum. We also produce bespoke systems and our sales and design teams are on hand to consult with clients to produce high quality solutions, supplying computer generated realistic views of the systems prior to build.
Our DDC shells are built in the UK to the design code PD5500 : 2009 CAT1 and are certified by Lloyds Register of Shipping and they have a depth rating of 100 Metres.
All of our diving systems are designed to meet and exceed IMCA safety standards for offshore use.
Please contact our sales team for further information.
Enquire about our DDC’s
Please call +44(0)1772 687775 for advice, availability and pricing.
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These are commonly used by divers, medical practices and sporting institutions.
We have 1.8 metre Twinlock DDC’s available for delivery within the next few weeks.
These can be supplied as standalone DDC’s or containerised within 20ft ISO / DNV Containers that meet current IMCA regulations.
Please call +44(0)1772 687775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements and specifications.
The manufacturing and design team at SMP are busy working on new projects as well as building equipment for stock.
After lots of demand from customers, we made the decision to stock some of our most popular manufactured products to speed up our delivery times to our customers. These products can be supplied as is or configured to customer specification.
Please contact us today for prices, availability and delivery options on all these products.
Tel: +44(0)1772 687775 / email@example.com
1.8m (72 inch) Deck Decompression Chamber (DDC)
3 in Production
Chamber comes with CE approval and has the following specification: Depth Rating: 100 Metres Design Code: PD5500 Certification: Lloyds Design Approval built under survey Working Pressure: 10 Bar Length: 4330 mm Width: 2061 mm Height: 2126 mm Weight: 3875 kgs Viewports: 1 x Entry Lock and 2 x Main Lock
1.5m (60 inch) Deck Decompression Chamber (DDC)
2 in Production
These chambers can be supplied as a stand alone chamber or in a shipping container designed to customer specification.
The chamber comes with CE approval and will be issued with Lloyd’s Certification Package.
Single Diver Launch and Recovery System (LARS)
1 in Production
SMPs Single Basket LARS has been specifically designed to give a compact operating footprint to minimise the deck space required on board a vessel or barge. Emphasis has been placed on ease of mobilisation and demobilisation, so that these costs are kept to a minimum.
Other Stock Available Now
Coltri Compressor MCH6/SH 2 in Stock
Kirby Morgan 37 w/MWP Comms 3 in Stock
Coltri Compressor MCH16/DY Tech
2 in Stock
Kirby Morgan 37 Stainless Steel
4 in stock
Coltri Compressor MCH6/EM Compact
2 in Stock
Kirby Morgan Superlite 27 w/MWP
1 in Stock
If you cannot see what you are looking for please take a look at our website:- www.smp-ltd.com or
We currently have available for purchase a used hire container with DDC and Dive Control which has recently been returned to us. This Twin Lock 54” Deck Decompression Chamber is installed within a 20ft ISO container and is available to purchase with full certification package. Only 1 in stock so sold on a strict first come, first served basis.
The DDC is in full working order and ready to be mobilised into a working environment
54” twin lock DDC c/w medical lock and necessary accessories
Installed within an insulated 20ft ISO shipping container
Container includes lighting and electrical sockets
Container air conditioning
Side personnel door in container
Bulkhead behind container double doors
3 diver panel with gas monitoring
Containerised Dive Control & 54inch DDC
If required we can customise or modify the container to your specification.
Please call us on +44 (0)1772 687775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any enquiries.
This week Submarine Manufacturing & Products Ltd are pleased to announce the completion of a shortened version of their standard 60″ DDC. The bespoke chamber has been produced for installation on custom built dive support vessel (DSV) for a UK based commercial diving contractor.
The shortened diving chamber design is Lloyds approved and also meets IMCA D 023 for Design for surface orientated (air) diving systems.
Submarine Manufacturing have been awarded a contract from a large international commercial diving contractor to supply commercial diving equipment for a value in excess of £300k. The equipment list includes a containerised diver decompression chamber and dive control, hydraulic diver launch and recovery system, diving umbilicals, surface air diving control panels, Kirby Morgan diving helmets and band masks, Coltri breathing air compressors and much more.