What’s the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin?
What is “cooler” than venturing to places few humans get to go? Under the ocean’s surface and deep below its cool waters you will findsomething very unique made right here in Wisconsin!
Bassett Mechanical, with our customized metal fabrication capabilities, produces saturation diving pressure vessels that are used to safely house commercial divers while they are performing various types of underwater work. Industries that use these vessels include offshore oil and gas industries, and emergency disaster relief.
These massive systems of modular steel vessels range from 5/8” to 1 ½” thick. They are pressurized up to 450 psi, allowing diving bells to safely plunge 1,000 fsw (or 300 meters) below the water. Divers will live in the pressurized living quarters during the duration of their underwater work which can be up to 30 days.
Depending on application of the vessel, the inside chambers may be equipped with a variety of features that could include: heating and cooling systems, high pressure water, power supply, waste disposal unit, automatic temperature with humidity controls, divers hot water unit, toilet and showering facilities, sinks, and eating/relaxing area with separated bunks.
These systems must meet Pressure Vessel for Human Occupancy (PVHO) code, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) VIII Division I Code, as well as various strict codes and procedures to ensure the safety of its occupants.
The massive size, the precise pressurization, and detailed components that go into making these saturation diving pressure vessels a safe place for deep sea divers during their stints at sea, make this our vote for “coolest thing made in Wisconsin”!