This saturation diving bell was originally manufactured in 1984 by OME Offshore Marine Engineers. The bell underwent a full refurbishment 2007-2008 including the re-machining of both side and bottom manways removal and replacement of original flotation and insulation new viewports new internal and external outfitting.
The 3 man diving bell has a 4.7m3 internal volume and rated at 300 MSW designed and fitted with bottom mating manway to enable the bell to be mated to the main chamber entry Lock TUP.
The SDC is equipped with a bottom internal bayonet type door pressure retaining from both sides. In addition the bell has a side opening manway with internal and external pressure retaining doors. This allows maintenance access with the bell in the mated position on the TUP.
Diving Bell to be outfitted including:
1 x Oxygen Cylinder for O2 make-up with a Tescom Positive Bias Pressure sensing regulator
Internal Bayonet Bottom Door
Internal and External Side Manway Doors
Heliox Cylinders for Diver 12 and bellman piped in separate banks complete with Tescom Positive Bias Pressure sensing regulators on each bank
Bell secondary protective covers for view port
Three divers internal gas distribution including blow down and exhaust
Electrical system main supply 24V DC
Battery pack 24V. DC Externally Mounted
Internal Electrical control panel Main and Emergency supply isolation and changeover.
Internal communication control panel
Oil filled Pressure Compensated junction box for the Main Bell umbilical electrical connections
O2 Injection Panel
Hot Water Distribution Manifold
Bell Buoyancy flotation
Hangers for 2 x Diver Umbilicals Internal
Hanger for 1 x Bellman&rsquos Umbilical External cw quick release
Three seats with restraints
Pipe work and valves (NPT)
Electrical penetrators communications and power from External Junction Box
1 x CO2 Scrubber Normal Operation
1 x CO2 Scrubber Emergency Operation
1 x Bell Heater CW Isolation Valves
1 x Sound power phone cw Call Generator
1 x Speaker bull horn
1 x Call Button
2 x Hyperbaric internal lights
3 x Snooper 500 watts lights (external) Individually Wired
1 x Internal depth gauge