CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR
MAN-RATED HYPERBARIC FACILITIES
4.1 INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
certification policy and provides maintenance personnel with
guidance for the administration of certification documentation
associated with hyperbaric system maintenance.
documentation guidance includes, but is not restricted to,
operation, maintenance, repair, and modification of a certified
diving system or manned hyperbaric facility.
Introduction. System certification, as it applies
to man-rated hyperbaric facilities, is a systematic process for
providing maximum assurance that the system is materially and
procedurally adequate to safely operate within the intended mission
profile. This chapter contains guidelines for maintenance personnel
involved in this certification process for shore-based hyperbaric
facilities. The intent of this document is to provide practical
certification guidance in amplification of the requirements of
Background. The certification process and the
assignment of responsibilities through the unit level are defined
by NAVFACINST 9940.1 and amplified by NAVFACINST 5420.19. The two
principals involved are the system sponsor and the NAVFAC SCA. The
system sponsor may be identified as a commanding officer, officer
in charge, or program manager of a command or activity that
supports, operates, or develops Deep Submergence Systems.
The system sponsor is responsible for ensuring that his system
is certified in accordance with the established certification
procedures. The NAVFAC SCA is responsible for ensuring an adequate
certification review process, but is not responsible for upgrading
the sponsor's system to, or maintaining it in a certified
condition. The SCA will, however, answer the sponsor's questions
a n d conduct impartial technical reviews of the system and
associated documentation to determine if it is adequate and safe.
SS521-AA-MAN-010 constitutes the procedural and technical
guidance for the prosecution of certification.
guidelines to help the sponsor decide what type of supporting
documentation should be provided for materials, testing, and system
operation. of primary concern to the sponsor is an understanding
of the steps required to have the system certified.