It may seem a contradiction in terms to describe the use of electricity under water as 'safe' but extensive research work has shown that a diver can in many cases be at least as safe using electricity when he is totally immersed in sea water as someone would be carrying out the same task on land. There are even a number of circumstances in which the diver is safer. This paper presents the background to these findings and discusses in some detail the experimental work carried out to verify the statements. It also gives explanations and examples of the way in which these safety standards are applied in the underwater industry, with particular reference to the offshore oil industry and the 'Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Electricity under Water.'

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  • Authors:
    • Logan, C W
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00657766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM