Recompression Facilities. Preferred Design and Construction Practices.
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND WASHINGTON DC CHESAPEAKE DIV
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The U.S. Navys shore establishment includes more than fifty Recompression Facilities RF. The RFs are used for the treatment of divers that have suffered an accident resulting in the bends, embolism or other medical problems. The U.S. Navy Diving Manual, change 2, dated June 1978 contains diving profiles for the treatment of these medical problems. In addition some design criteria are cited for the RFs. CHESNAVFACENGCOM is tasked to provide the design, contruction and facilities management of shore-based Hyperbaric Facilities of which RFs are a part. This document contains a summation of preferred practices in the design and construction of RFs. The cited practices are a product of CHESNAVAFACENGCOM experience in the design and construction of many types of hyperbaric facilities. RFs are composed of chambers, piping, communications, lighting and electrical power systems. As of this writing, piping systems for currently existing U.S. Navy standard two lock aluminum and steel chambers are discussed. Subsequent issues of this document will contain communication, lighting and electrical power systems data.
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