NEW CANADIAN AIR DECOMPRESSION TABLES

Authors
  1. Nishi, R.Y.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM) has recently developed a new set of decompression tables for compressed air diving for use by the Canadian Forces. Based on over 20 years of decompression research at DCIEM, these tables provide a more conservative approach to decompression procedures than those published by the United States Navy and the Royal Navy. Selected profiles were tested extensively using the Doppler ultrasonic bubble detector as an aid to assessing the severity of the decompression stress produced by these tables. The tables were tested in a hyperbaric chamber with wet-working divers in cold water at 10C as well as with dry-resting divers. No realistic decompression procedures can totally eliminate the occurrence of decompression sickness. However, these tables are believed to be safer than most existing tables. The tables, as developed by DCIEM, include Standard Air, In-Water Oxygen Decompression, and Surface Decompression with Oxygen.
Report Number
86-P-06 — Research Paper
Date of publication
01 Jan 1985
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
86-00525
CANDIS No
106146
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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