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Explosive Decompression in the extreme

Discussion in 'Diving Physics, Physiology, & Medicine' started by Akimbo, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Akimbo

    Akimbo Just a diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Silt Life Regular of the Pub

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  3. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I remember that incident as I had a few friends working for Comex at the time.
     
  4. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Looks like that guy just reproduced this video from 2017, adding his own narration.

    Shady.
     
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  5. Akimbo

    Akimbo Just a diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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  6. Akimbo

    Akimbo Just a diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    BTW, this image is misleading.

    Byford_Dolphin_Accident.jpg

    There is also a pressure-seating hatch in the bell. The rescue chamber also has a hatch and a clamp on the trunk to it. The sat system was owned, provided by, and crewed by Comex, not the Byford Dolphin or the company that owned and operated it.

    Here's an image of a bell mating clamp. Some are 4-piece like this one but most are 2-pieces. Sorry for the burry image but it is the first one I came across in my stash.

    upload_2021-3-25_12-9-41.png

    The clamping system is mounted to the transfer lock that stays on deck. The bell just has a non-bolting flange or hub that the clamps engage.
     
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  7. JMBL

    JMBL Solo Diver

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    Ouch ! Nasty story...
     

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