Diving Technology and Tools Design
Equipment designed by divers for use by divers!
At times, conventional rigging equipment and off the shelf underwater tools are insufficient or inadequate to solve complex underwater challenges.
Phoenix engineers routinely design special tools and equipment enabling divers to perform underwater work more efficiently and safely.
In addition to their engineering credentials, many of our engineers are professionally trained and certified commercial divers and routinely work alongside our full time divers.
Phoenix designs diver tools and equipment with a true ‘diver’ perspective applying the hands-on, diver experience of our engineers. All equipment is designed to meet applicable standards including:
US Navy Underwater Ship Husbandry Manual
Naval Ships’ Technical Manual Chapters
Deep Diving General Overhaul Specification (DDGOS)
Various ASME Standards
Some examples of special purpose tools designed by Phoenix engineers are:
The LED’s used in Phoenix LED light are chosen for color temperature (typically 6500 K) and high optical efficiency (100 lm/W). LED mean time between failure (MTBF) is typically >50000 hours, which makes them more attractive for underwater lighting applications than incandescent or halogen lamps having only a few hundred hours or less of life. Other benefits of LED’s include much higher efficiency and resistance to shock compared to filament lamps.
Sea Chest Inspection System
Developed for the US Navy to inspect the condition of sea chest waster sleeves. Inserted into the sea chest by a diver, the unit holds itself in place and automatically completes an ultrasonic and video inspection of the entire waster sleeve.
Confined Space Rigging Equipment
The difficulty of manipulating heavy equipment within ballast tanks and other underwater confined spaces often requires special purpose rigging equipment that isn’t found on the shelf. By designing and building special clamps and rigging fixtures, in water time can be reduced and while job safety is increased benefiting both customer and diver.
Propeller Replacement Tool
Designed to replace a propeller on a ship that could not be dry-docked and had insufficient clearance above the propeller to install overhead rigging. The device uses the replacement propeller as a counterweight thus eliminating the need for motors or winches to move the proper in line with the shaft.
Offshore Mooring Tools
Phoenix has experience engineering and executing in-water repairs to Single Point Mooring (SPM) systems to include buoy, buoy mooring chain, floating hoses and subsea hoses. In addition to the mooring system, Phoenix has completed SPM subsea hose stabilization and complete hydrostatic testing of SPM product system.