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Document ID (ISN)102531
CIS number 03-1873
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2703-9
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 126
Author(s) Flook V.
Health and Safety Executive
Title A comparison of oxygen decompression tables for use in compressed air work
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. iv, 57p. Illus. 9 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to compare tables used for oxygen decompression in compressed air tunneling work. Comparisons were based on mathematical simulations of decompression using a model validated for decompression studies in an earlier study. Tables from Brazil, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA were included, together with United Kingdom tables using oxygen as the breathing gas for the stops from 0.6bar to surface pressure. The main findings of this study were that the United Kingdom tables are predicted to have a volume of gas carried in bubbles within the range of that for the other tables studied, and that the other tables could all be considered acceptable in United Kingdom.
Descriptors (primary) hyperbaric pressure; United Kingdom; decompression tables; tunnelling; deep diving
Descriptors (secondary) Netherlands; Brazil; Switzerland; report; comparative analysis; France; permissible levels; mathematical simulation; oxygen; Germany
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hyperbaric pressure