DEVELOPMENT OF THE DCIEM 1983 DECOMPRESSION MODEL FOR COMPRESSED AIR DIVING

Authors
  1. Nishi, R.Y.
  2. Lauckner, G.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In order to improve the safety of the Kidd-Stubbs (KS) decompression computer model and to satisfy Canadian Forces requirements for compressed air diving, the Kidd-Stubbs model was modified to increase the no-decompression limit, decrease the decompression requirements for moderate exposures, increase the decompression times for severe exposures and remove the anomaly of the excessively long and unnecessary decompression times caused by the third and fourth compartments of the model. The modified model, referred to as the DCIEM 1983 Air Decompression Model, has been used to generate standard air decompression tables, in-water oxygen decompression tables, and surface decompression using oxygen tables. Experiments have proven these tables safer than those derived from the Kidd-Stubbs model and they are recommended to become the Standard Canadian Forces Decompression Tables for compressed air diving.
Report Number
84-R-44 —
Date of publication
15 Sep 1984
Number of Pages
58
DSTKIM No
85-00466
CANDIS No
45301
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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