Development of an Improved Decompression Table for Commercial Diving.
Several decompression schedules for dives to 100 to 250 feet of sea water were compared. Three schedules calculated by computer were compared to schedules recommended by the United States Navy and those recommended by the British Royal Navy. United States Navy tables had significantly shorter decompression times than any of the other schedules. The British Royal Navy schedule had the slowest rate of decompression and the deepest first decompression stop. Depth of first stop was shallowest and rate of decompression was fastest with the United States Navy tables. The author recommends that the British Royal Navy Air Diving Tables be adopted for use by the commercial diving industry.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-72-0053; Decompression-sickness; Safety-practices; Divers; Safety-engineering; Safety-measures;
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 101 pages, 40 references