DESIGN for saturation (bell) diving systems

Version History:

  • August 2022, Rev. 3.1 – Updated to align with the guidance contained in IMCA LR 001/‌HSSE 022/ M 194. Text of item dealing with diver emergency gas supply (bail-out) endurance slightly amended for clarity.
  • December 2021, Rev. 3 – Updated to clarify any anomalies and bring the guidance into alignment with current industry good practice.
  • July 2014, Rev. 2 – Updated to align the document with IMCA D 018, D 023 and D 053.  Section 15 split into four sub-sections and Section 16 on life support packages added.
  • March 2013, Rev. 1 – Revised and updated to incorporate equipment improvements and changed operating practices since initial publication.
  • 2001 – Initial publication.


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