Tag Archives: maintenance

A View on Faceplates

BY CHRIS GABEL, OCEAN EYE, INC. A diver’s viewport of the world, right? The faceplate is the visual part of any dive helmet that allows the diver to look out and the tender or dive supervisor to look in. Without speaking, you can see the look of anger, terror, delight or disgust. We see them typically scratched up, cracked or ...

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Crane Cracks and Fatigue

There is a trend for ports to push their container cranes harder for longer, which can lead to cracks and other fatigue-related issues.     BY RICHARD PHILLIPS, MECHANICAL ENGINEER, CASPER, PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES INC. (CPA) ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF CASPER, PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES INC. Lately, it seems that ports have been putting off crane purchases and want to use ...

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One-Way Valves

BY CHRIS GABEL, OCEAN EYE, INC. ERIK IHLENFELD/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Whether they’re on a helmet, a surface control system, or hose, they are one of the most critical components in your system. If you didn’t get a chance, take a look at an old Myth Busters episode segment on Youtube (https://youtu.be/LEY3fN4N3D8) to see just how important it is. I use this segment ...

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How to Save Money on Equipment Maintenance

Dive equipment is expensive, and can remain costly to repair. These simple, routine tips can help save money in the long run, as long as consistent maintenance is performed. BY OCEAN EYE’S CHRIS GABEL Helmets One of the issues with helmets is dirt and mold buildup on the inside. We’ve spoken with divers and found that many were getting sick and ...

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