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Facilities and Equipment in Yokosuka Headquarters

Multipurpose pool

Outline

This multipurpose pool is used to develop diving apparatus and underwater devices, conduct performance tests, and train diving engineers.
Although having eight sides in all, this pool is predominantly square-shaped and divided into two depth levels (1.5 m and 3.3 m). Several observation windows surround at a depth of 3.3 meters area.

<Specifications>

Item Explanation
Size 21mL × 21mW × 1.5~3.3mD
Material ferro-concrete (watertight)
Obserbation windows 0.4m × 0.6m (3windows)
0.6m × 0.8m (2windows)
0.8m × 1.0m (1window)
Heating capacity Water may be heated up to30°C (there is no cooling system)

Research fields

1)
Development and performance tests involving diving apparatus and underwater devices
2)
Diver training

Open tank

Outline

This device is cylindrical and has windows for underwater observation

<Specifications>

Item Explanation
Size 3m (inner diameter) × 2.8m(depth) (cylindrical)
Material Steel
Observation window 0.3m(diameter) (2 windows)

Research Fields

1)
Diver training
2)
Training involving underwater welding and cutting
3)
Performance tests involving underwater devices in turbid conditions