MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
At the experimental research base of the Scientific Research Institute of Rescue and Underwater Technologies of the All-Russian Scientific Center of the Navy “Naval Academy”, training was held using the new equipment of the SSP-M rescue submarine with the development of practical exits of test divers through the torpedo tube and the submarine’s escape hatch.
The SSP-M submariner equipment was the result of large-scale development work to modernize the SSP equipment of the previous generation. A distinctive feature of the new rescue equipment is the ability of a submariner to exit through a rescue hatch in equipment from depths of up to 200 meters without a breathing apparatus.
The SSP-M equipment surpasses the SSP equipment in such characteristics as the ascent rate, heat-shielding properties, ergonomics, service life, the degree of safety of the submariner when leaving the escape hatch and torpedo tube, due to:
– the absence of protruding parts in the structure, which ensures easy and smooth passage when exiting through the enclosing (guide) structure of the hatch;
– reducing the time for preparing the crew for an emergency abandonment of the submarine – the SGP-M diving suit can be put on by a diver without assistance and quickly fastened;
– the possibility of submariners’ independent exit by the free ascent method without using a closed-loop apparatus and a parachute system;
– the use of USSP-M insulation, which has a high degree of thermal protection and provides protection for a person in water at low temperatures.
Practical testing of the operation of the new equipment by specialists of the Research Institute of Rescue and Underwater Technologies of the All-Russian Scientific Center of the Navy confirmed the correctness of the adopted design and technical solutions. It was in this equipment that for the first time in our country in sea conditions the exit from a submarine was made without the use of a breathing apparatus.
Among the divers, Captain 1st Rank Yevgeny Taranukha, Deputy Head of the Research Institute of Rescue and Underwater Technologies for Research, made an independent exit through the escape hatch simulator by the free ascent method.
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