Phoenix International Completes New Test Tank for Subsea Applications

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. has completed a new, modern test tank at their Bayou Vista, LA facility.

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. has completed a new, modern test tank at their Bayou Vista, LA facility.

2 inside 5This tank can be used for multiple subsea applications, such as underwater weld testing (both wet and dry habitat conditions), underwater Nondestructive Testing (NDT), and performance trials including underwater welding certifications and underwater tooling calibration and testing. It can be rented by clients to perform equipment or material trials in a controlled underwater environment prior to project execution.

The dive tank measures 13’ 6” OD X 40’ H and holds 39,700 gallons. Other features include an open walkway encircling the top, strategically placed viewports for monitoring internal activities, and an air diving control system with full diver communications and real-time video display and recording.

Phoenix President Patrick Keenan stated, “The new tank will be used for testing a wide variety of subsea applications and will play an essential role in conducting diver certification, training & development.” He continued, “The tank is a component of Phoenix’s strategic initiative to continually improve our service line offerings for both new and existing customers, and to provide opportunities for employee training and advancement.”

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