Accession Number:

ADA199800

Title:

Evaluation of Ready Operational Pierside Emergency Repair (ROPER) Diving Cart

Descriptive Note:

Test rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

In 1987 NEDU evaluated the Ready Operational Pierside Emergency Repair ROPER Diving Cart. Both manned and unmanned tests are conducted. The purpose of the test and evaluation was to determine the ROPER Diving Carts suitability for fleet use. The evaluation revealed several minor discrepancies deserving correction prior to fleet use. The evaluation also found two major discrepancies with the ROPER Diving Cart. First, the cart is presently configured to support only two divers one in water and one standby. Many underwater ship husbandrepair diving evolutions require two men in the water. The second major discrepancy is the 60 FSW depth limitation which is only imposed by the operating instructions. Many near pier side pressure and volumetric requirements of supporting three divers in the water on all no- decompression dives save these of long durations encountered in shallow depths. Keywords Diving equipment Shipbuilding Emergency repair Portable equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE