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SPIDER ADS INFORMATION.
These versatile deep diving suits are an advanced design, one man atmospheric ADS. The suits are lightweight, and can be rapidly mobilised to any offshore dive site, to complete a wide range of underwater observation and manipulative tasks.
Operating Depth: 2000ft (610m).
video and communications with the surface.
SPIDER ADS - ONE ATMOSPHERE DIVING SUIT.
These versatile deep diving suits are an advanced design, one man
atmospheric ADS, with an operating depth of 2000 feet (610m). The suits
are light weight (1100kg), and can be rapidly mobilised to an offshore
dive site, to complete a wide range of underwater observation and
manipulative tasks. The ADS operator is at one atmosphere pressure at
all times, thus dispensing with costly breathing gases, decompression
chambers, and large surface support crews. The ADS operator can vary
depth at will, and has the ability to hover midwater, or deploy
horizontally, in order to accomplish the subsea task.
lights, continuous video, and excellent communications allow the ADS
operator to provide the surface with comprehensive verbal and visual
reports. Two articulating arms with powered claws, enable a wide range
tasks to be completed.
The SPIDER ADS is a self propelled, advanced design,
one-man atmospheric diving system manufactured by Slingsby Engineering
Limited. World leaders in the application of composite materials for
underwater engineering and deep diving submersibles.
SPIDER has a maximum operating depth of 2000 feet (610m),
and the ADS Operator uses hydraulically powered claws on fully
articulated arms to complete the usual diver's tasks. Within the
pressure resistant hull the ADS Operator is protected from external
hydrostatic pressure, and breathes air from the normal atmosphere
environment maintained inside the vehicle. Thus eliminating the
hazardous and costly decompression procedures
associated with deep diving.
SPIDER is fully controlled by the ADS Operator inside the
vehicle, by the use of six hydraulic thrusters. Power is supplied from
the surface, by means of a small diameter combined lifting and
electrical umbilical cable. The vehicle is fitted with powerful lights,
two-way communications, and a high definition camera video system,
giving continuous live transmission back to the surface.
With its relatively small size, and excellent maneuvering
ability, provided by the six independent (infinitely variable)
thrusters, augmented by operator controlled ballast and trim systems,
SPIDER can gain access to confined work areas, hover mid-water, or
anchor by means of extendable suction pads, to carry out a wide range of
subsea tasks. Life support endurance is 72 hours. Routine 'between-dive'
servicing is minimal, which gives good vehicle utilization when using a
team of operators. SPIDER has been designed for independent operation,
and has many safety features, which will enable the vehicle to surface
in all envisaged emergencies.
SPIDER and all ancillary equipment are fully approved and
certified by Lloyds Register of Shipping. SPIDER has a compact handling
system, which is easily mounted on a small vessel, drill-rig, or fixed
platform. There being no large gas-racks or decompression chambers, the
complete system can be sited in a very small area.
The SPIDER Operator can perform the normal diver's
tasks at depths to 2000ft (610m). The Glass Reinforced Plastic hull
maintains a comfortable temperature for
the ADS Operator, who is also electrically insulated. Thus allowing
safe working conditions when cutting, burning, or carrying out
inspection tests. Engineers, scientists, and other specialists, can
(after suitable training) operate SPIDER. Thus allowing specialists to
inspect underwater sites of interest.
Tel: (+44) 1285.760620