Section 2. CONTROL PANEL DESIGN
CONTROL PANEL DESIGN. The control panels should be located near the
hyperbaric chambers preferably in a single room adjacent to and with a view
of the chambers in the complex. The outside of the chambers should be
visible to each member of the operating staff while they are seated at their
stations at the control panel. The control panel shall have stations or
positions for each member of the operating staff in line of authority: diving
officer, diving supervisor, chamber operators, gas analysis operators,
operator, and a computer operator when a computer is used.
CONSOLES. The consoles should provide each operating staff with desk
space, convenient indicators and controls, and a chair for many hours of
monitoring the system operations, making corrections and taking emergency
action if required in the assigned functional areas. Consoles should be in a
light restful color. Digital readout, lights, and pushbutton indicators and
controls should be laid out in logical order on the console panel with
graphics to show their relationship, such as type of gas, direction of flow,
pressure, rate of flow, and temperature. Primary or normal controls should
be clearly identified and secondary or backup controls and their use in an
emergency should be distinctly identified. The back of the control panel
should be easily accessible through rear doors for maintenance and service.
Schematic and component location diagrams should be installed on the inside
of rear doors for use in identifying each component as to function,
relationship, and physical location. Adequate lighting when rear doors are
open for service should be provided.