search.noResults

search.searching

dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
JFD Receives CE Certification for its Newly Launched COBRA Buoyancy Jacket


JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has today announced that its COBRA Buoyancy Jacket has received CE Certification from the CE Notified Body, SGS.


The certification, displayed as a CE mark on all qualifying products, demonstrates the compliance of JFD’s COBRA Buoyancy Jacket with essential EU regulations and harmonized standards as well as leading industry standards such as NORSOK. The certification of the buoyancy jacket provides divers with added confidence of the equipment’s ability to deliver reliable and high-performance support to those working in the world’s most hostile underwater environments.


The buoyancy jacket was developed by JFD in 2019, with testing finalised by March 2020, and the CE Certification awarded by SGS in June. It is compatible with any new or existing COBRA Deep Diving Bailout Systems being operated by saturation divers working at depths ranging from 30 metres to 500 metres.


During missions requiring the COBRA system, divers must carry numerous tools and other essential equipment to allow them to perform their tasks. This makes them heavy or “negative” in the water, meaning they must expend extra effort to dive or swim from a worksite, while ensuring they remain at the required depth. The buoyancy jacket was created to address this, enabling divers to control their position in the water more easily, and therefore conserve energy. Furthermore, for diving work being undertaken in mid-water, the buoyancy jacket provides “lift” which assists the diver by making them lighter, conserving energy while at a worksite and during transitions to and from the bell. Importantly, the lift provided by the buoyancy jacket can also provide critical support to divers during emergency recovery operations, helping an individual to repatriate an injured colleague and their umbilical to the bell faster, with potentially lifesaving results.


Danny Gray, Managing Director, JFD, said: “It is absolutely essential that divers working in the most hostile underwater environments have full confidence in their rebreather systems and supporting equipment. COBRA has already been recognised for its innovative approach and leading the improvement of safety standards in the diving industry.


44 www.sosmagazine.biz August 2020


COBRA is the only commercial emergency rebreather system in the world to have been granted CE Marking status to EU regulatory requirements and NORSOK U101. Therefore, it was essential that the new accompanying buoyancy jacket upheld the same high safety, health and environmental standards.


“With 99 COBRA systems currently in operation across the global subsea industry and more on order, the buoyancy jacket provides an unmissable opportunity to make commercial subsea diving more efficient and safer, with life- saving consequences in emergency situations.”


COBRA is an award winning, unique bailout system, designed and developed by JFD as part of its Divex range of rebreathers, and supplies up to 45 minutes of fully independent breathing gas in an emergency scenario. The system was awarded the Innovation for Safety award at the Subsea UK Awards 2019.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52