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D-ONE DIVING HELMET TESTING PHASE

DRASS technical experts have completed breathing capability testing of the  D-ONE helmet using the DRASS test tank that is specifically designed to carry out tests and checks on all types of diving equipment.
Test performance results confirm the design excellence, diver safety and comfort of the D-ONE.

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FIRST DELIVERY FOR THE NEW DEEP DIVING SIMULATOR

DRASS Romania has successfully delivered the OVETTO Hyperbaric Chamber, the first product for the new deep diving simulator of the Romanian Navy, installed at the Romanian Navy Diving Centre.
This is just the first in a succession of products that DRASS Romania, as main contractor, are delivering as part this exciting project.
Well done DRASS Romania from all at DRASS Group!

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ROMANIAN NAVY SIMULATOR PROJECT

DRASS Romania is the main contractor for the new deep diving simulator of the Romanian Navy to be installed at the Romanian Navy Diving Centre, military unit located in Constanta, Romania. The contract was signed at the beginning of this year and will be completed within March 2022.
This project replaces the previous diving simulator and continues the tradition of the Romanian Navy as an experienced and competent party in the training, research and operation of saturation diving. The new large simulator vessel (3500mm diameter) will be connected with 2 hyperbaric chambers (4-man and 6-man capacities) and compatible through a STANAG flange adaptor with the standalone portable OVETTO hyperbaric chamber. The OVETTO is the evacuation chamber for emergency situations.
The complete simulator system comes with an automatic PLC control system, communication system, ECU units, generators and compressors, and all the necessary gas storage, in order to assure deep dive training and also provide support in case of diving emergency in the Black Sea.

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FACTORY ACCEPTANCE TEST APPROVAL FOR KOREAN NAVY DIVING BELL

DRASS confirms that Factory Acceptance Test for the latest completed diving bell SN 16458 for the Korean Navy has been successfully completed with Korean Register certification.
This bottom mating 6m3 diving bell has been successfully certified, delivered, installed and commissioned on several diving support vessels together with the standard Drass 100 Series saturation diving system. It is designed to operate to a depth of up to 300 msw.

In 2018 DRASS was awarded the Korean Navy contract to supply an advanced diving system for the new Submarine Rescue Ship ASR-II. The project includes the design, manufacture and installation of the complete deep diving system, and is being implemented in collaboration with the local partner Dongil Shipyard. The ASR-II ship is being constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), one of the 5 largest shipyards in the world with an extensive record of military and offshore vessels. DRASS is the preferred supplier of the Korean Government and DSME for diving and submarine rescue equipment, and a returning partner after the successful delivery of ATS-II rescue ship for the Korean Navy in 2016 and, prior to that, for the ASR21, ATS1 and ASR58 rescue ships for the Korean Maritime Police.

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SUBMARINE VENTILATION SYSTEM – PATENT CONFIRMED IN USA

DRASS Ventilation System patent is also now approved in the USA.

This invention relates to the utilization of an innovative underwater capsule for emergency ventilation of a distressed submarine.

In the unlikely event of a submarine emergency, a rescue vessel is typically deployed equipped with a large set of surface components and tools for the emergency ventilation. The traditional approach to the ventilation has several disadvantages including difficulty to ease the flow of ventilation air outside the distressed submarine. This generally creates a gradual increase of pressure in the hull with consequent threat to the life of the submariners. DRASS Ventilation System is equipped with a submerged ventilation capsule, launched from the rescue vessel, that operates an effective suction from the distressed submarine thanks to the in-built suction compressor. This prevents the build-up of pressure, keeping the crew safe while their recovery to surface is being executed.

Consistent with a century of experience in the sphere of subsea innovation, DRASS once again brings a significant contribution to the submarine rescue sector with yet another groundbreaking technology.

 

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The Future of Subsea Industry

The following video discusses the future of subsea industry, strategies, vision, and challenges, as well as the collaborative role of DRASS in this sector, to optimize technological advancement and interoperability of the various entities within government and private companies alike.

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Inaugural NATO CRF (Coordinating of Rescue Forces) Course

Last week, NATO held their very first CRF Course in the beautiful and evocative Italian Navy Submarine School in Taranto.

The Submarine Escape and Rescue (SMER) scenario has been a main focus of DRASS for years. As such, DRASS was invited to present to the SMER Community. DRASS introduced its latest generation Submarine Rescue and Intervention Systems that represents a new era in the field of SMER technology excellence in terms of innovation, performance, safety and reliability.

It was a pleasure to cooperate with the Italian Navy and ISMERLO (International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office) as well as some of the best SMER professionals from around the globe, in a real example of “Community” entirely focused on improving overall SMER skills.
A special thanks to the Italian Navy for the opportunity to participate in this momentous event.

DRASS continues its involvement in this field, as well as its support towards the Course’s upcoming sessions and the SMER Community as a whole.

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WELDING ROBOT

DRASS Romania’s production is ramping up with its new SAW (Submerged-Arc Welding) installation. Introducing an automated process on all welding parameters, the new SAW performs high-speed quality welds at the highest safety level. As a result, we have increased the maximum size capability of our facility to 60t pressure vessels up to 5000mm in diameter.

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DRASS iAN-MULTI

Using the latest advances in electronics alongside rigorous research and development, DRASS presents the new iAN-MULTI, the environmental analyser specifically tailored to the submarine/hyperbaric environment.
This advanced solution consists of a Control Panel and a Remote Module designed for hyperbaric use up to 5 bar, and connected via a single cable used for both power and data systems.

The iAN-MULTI can continuously monitor parameters for the following: Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, HydroCarbons, Temperature, Relative Humidity, Depth. All measured parameters are shown on both the 7” color display Control Panel and on the Remote Module’s 4.3” color display.
User interaction is granted via the Control Panel’s reliable resistive touch interface which can be even used with gloves.
Measured parameters are saved into the internal memory and are exportable to a USB memory stick, making the iAN-MULTI a comprehensive black-box to record environmental values and monitor trends.
The Control Panel can be interfaced with external systems, such as a SCADA, via its RJ-45 port, and comes with a 4-20 mA output available for each parameter.
This innovative solution assures a protection degree of IP 56 in salt mist atmosphere and is CE marked and tested in accordance with IACS UR E10.

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DRASS HIGH-TECH CONTROL PANELS

DRASS continues its cooperation with the Korean Navy with the fifth submarine rescue ship following completion of the previous 4 ships: ASR58 for the Korean Maritime Police, and the ASR21, ATS1 and ATS2 for the Korean Navy.

This latest ship, ASR2, embeds our new generation control panels that include the latest upgrades and developments such as Digital CCTV System and Voice Communication System with digital helium unscrambling. The Monitoring System tracks divers’ life-critical parameters (gas concentrations, pressures, depths, etc); whilst the Multimedia System enables divers in saturation to use private hand-held touch screens and large PC monitors for mission-related activities such as briefing-debriefing and reporting.

All these high-end solutions are embedded in ergonomically arranged, compact-sized panels, delivering another innovative and all-inclusive DRASS product.

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