Hyperbaric Tunnelling Applications

Diver Communications

In an increasingly challenging world, there is now a requirement for specialist communications equipment in the hyperbaric tunnelling sector to which Fathom Systems supply via our partner company IHC Hytech in the Netherlands.

For this specialist sector, the equipment demands are increasing as the projects are getting deeper and deeper. This is pushing the technology from relatively standard compressed air work equipment into the realms of saturation diving techniques. This requires the ‘pressurised’ workers to use helium rich breathing gasses which have an effect on their voices – like in the commercial SAT Diving industry, they start to sound very ‘duck’ like.

In order to understand them correctly, a so called ‘helium unscrambler’ communication system should be used to electronically correct the distorted voices so they sound close to normality. Safety of operation requires good communication and the field proven Fathom diver voice communications system is an essential part of it.

Fathom Systems has supplied its innovative and versatile digital unscrambler communication systems for the first time to the hyperbaric tunnelling market via its world-wide tunnelling market distributor IHC Hytech.

The Fathom Systems digital unscrambler communication systems are the system of choice for the demanding offshore saturation diving industry and can be regarded as being at the forefront in helium rich environment communication equipment.

IHC Hytech is one of the leading suppliers of high-end hyperbaric tunnelling shuttle systems and living chamber systems and is driving the design and supply of innovative saturation tunnelling systems for deeper projects.