Diving bell insulation improves thermal performance

Trelleborg Offshore has developed an innovative syntactic foam insulation for saturation diving to depths of 1,000 ft (300 m).

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Trelleborg Offshore has developed an innovative syntactic foam insulation for saturation diving to depths of 1,000 ft (300 m).

“The engineered Trelleborg syntactic foam insulation, and the company’s 3D modeling design capabilities, provide us with high accuracy thermal and buoyancy properties,” says Shane Julias, design engineer for Unique System LLC.

The Unique System diving bell is designed as a submersible decompression chamber for a three man saturation diving team. It transports them from a ship’s live-in hyperbaric chamber down to working depths with typical sea temperatures of between 45 ˚F and 65 ˚F (9 ˚C and 20 ˚C).

Typical subsea tasks include pipeline repair, maintenance and inspection, cable maintenance, and platform installation and removal.

02/11/2010

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