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Engineering, Design & Integration Services

2D & 3D Engineering

Today’s dive systems are an integrated part of the yacht itself; therefore, the best result may only be achieved if the plans for them are included during the beginning concept portion of the project.

To accomplish this, our staff reviews the basic diving goals provided by each customer and suggests an efficient, functional allocation of space for consideration during the “general arrangement” plan.

After basic spaces are marked for Ship’s Air, dive systems and support, we produce a 3D rendering depicting the placement of essential items. The primary objectives of this phase are feasibility, ergonomics and appearance. Once completed the 2D mechanical drawings are then provided to the builder so they may supply the necessary electrical, cooling and foundation resources. Meanwhile, Brownie’s produces and tests the equipment.  Upon completion, shipment and installation activities are coordinated with the builder. On custom projects a Brownie’s representative can be made available for start-up, use and maintenance training.

Our services include general component placement, tank racks & storage, dive locker design, electric and plumbing routing, ergonomic review and more.

The combined talents at Brownie’s provide the resources and experience necessary to design, engineer and produce the goal-specified dive system. Whether a basic tankfill system, built-in hookah or a full dive locker complete with nitrox, mixed gas and recompression chamber support are desired, a design package will ensure a reliable, anticipated and satisfactory outcome.

Make sure your diving system is designed by diving experts. The experts at Brownie’s Marine Group.
Please send your boat drawings or contact us  for a design consultation now.

 

The following topics are all described on this page, but here’s the fast track link to take you to the relevant topic of your interest:

Dive Lockers

Cabinets and Furniture

High Pressure Storage

Customized Stainless

Filling Systems

Fill Panel Options

Chill Bath

Customized Stainless

Containment Fill Station

 

 

Dive Lockers

Tank Racks, Fill Baths & Dive Resource Centers

Brownie’s designs, builds and installs a variety of scuba tank storage and filling stations to meet almost any need.

From the most basic tank racks intended solely to eliminate rolling on deck to the most elaborate dive support stations equipped with integrated flat screen monitors and fill whips, we have a solution to make diving easier and more efficient onboard. As with Brownie’s other custom designed systems, a representative will assess each customer’s diving needs and available space to ensure a unique, attractive and functional product. Some examples of available options are fill baths, vertical and horizontal storage bays, repair benches, equipment rinse sinks and fill controls.

 

 

dive locker with Brownies Tankfill dive resource center

Cabinets and Furniture

Dive Resource Centers

Brownie’s new Dive Resource Center is the latest in total dive systems integration. Including tank storage, tank filling, and dual video flat screens mounted in the back panel, the DRC provides a central location for many pre and post dive activities.

Members of the dive team are able to use the multi-port data inputs to run dive decompression planning or gas blending software from a laptop. Dive supervisors or staff can access underwater hull/deck camera information to check underwater conditions before sending divers into the water.

Brownie’s has the solution to make diving easier and more efficient onboard.

They can also monitor security or general information cameras all while in the dive room. The ability to immediately review diver operated video or still shots post dive, is a great way to keep up the excitement of the dive.

Dive Resource Center drccustommain   drc8tanksmain Full Dive Resource Center
Full compressor stand Scuba equipment   Full tank rack Your style
         

 

 

Dive Resource Center 1

This state-of-the-art diving work station offers scuba tank storage and filling capabilities, a substantial workbench and a myriad of other customizable features.

Specifications

Finish: King Starboard®
Part #: DRC-CS4T2D

 

 

Dive Resource Center 2

Features four drawers for full capacity storage for masks, fins and all your diving accessories with support for Yacht Pro™ dive compressors if needed.

Specifications

Finish: King Starboard®
Part #: DRC-CS4D

 

 

Dive Resource Center 3

Features storage for eight tanks with support for Yacht Pro™ dive compressors if needed.

Specifications

Finish: King Starboard®
Part #: DRC-CS8T

 

 

Dive Resource Center Customized

Brownie’s Dive Resource Center is a fully customizable diving work station engineered out of a beautiful combination of brushed and polished stainless steel. This durable and attractive workbench is equipped with full scuba tank storage and filling capabilities.

Specifications

Finish: King Starboard®/Brush/Polish SS
Part #: DRC-Custom

 

 

Yacht Scuba Tankfill And NitroxMakers

High Pressure Storage

Brownie’s designs storage systems for air, oxygen, nitrox, helium or any other specialized gas needed on your vessel. Valves, regulators, plumbing and rack construction requirements are all taken into consideration at the earliest stages of the process.

A representative will assess each customer’s diving needs and available space to ensure a unique, attractive and functional product.

The result is a system integrated into your vessel. Storing large volumes of air, nitrox or other gas allows you to fill your scuba or firefighting scba tanks much more quickly and efficiently than filling directly from the compressor.

For instance, filling 4 standard scuba tanks on our YP55 system would take approximately 52 minutes.

By contrast, filling the same 4 cylinders from a cascade system would take less than 5 minutes. This is especially important for firefighting considerations.

Guidelines for Tank Storage

High-Pressure-Storage-Bottles

 

Customized Stainless

Merging Italian Stainless Craftsmanship with Yacht Diving System Design Innovations

Precetti S.p.a. has supplied specialty metalworking to the ship-building industry since 1921. Drawing on several generations of skilled metal craftsmanship among its workforce, the company re-focused its efforts in 1981 on custom engineered products for the cruise ship industry.

While engaged in custom manufacturing for the shipbuilding industry, Precetti managing director Paulo Passalacqua followed his passion for scuba diving by seeking out the most accomplished exploration and training group in the world – Global Underwater Explorers. Mr. Passalacqua’s training through GUE lead to the merging of efforts between two complimentary businesses and business-minded divers.

Robert Carmichael (Yacht Diving Exploration consultant and owner of Brownie’s™, Halcyon™, and Tankfill.com™) and Paulo Passalacqua are collaborating to redefine the standard for dive locker design and construction. New in 2003 was – complete stainless dive lockers, compressor rooms, wash-down dry-out gear systems, maintenance counters, diver seating and area furniture.Constructed for heavy-duty marine application to fulfill USPHS requirements manufactured in AISI 304 (AISI 316 for open deck) Stainless Dive Locker features:

  • Wetsuit/BC wash down, dry and hang vertical closet
  • Contoured edge counter tops with tool station, ultrasonic bath and vice
  • Scooter and Video camera storage racks with ventilated built-in charging station
  • All stainless enclosures and frame systems for compressors, membranes, boost pumps, volume accumulation tanks and control panels
  • Modular custom fit Stainless wall panels integrated to watertight joint edge epoxy floor system with built-in gutter tracks for full room wash down capabilities
  • Specialized diver seating configuration for comfort and security post and pre-dive Mini-galleys for the active diver’s appetite

 

 

tankfill tanks in chill bath with control panel

Filling Systems

Air and Nitrox

Controlling the flow of gases through your system is paramount for efficiency and safety. Brownie’s fill panels are designed in a logical format with directional flowlines for easy recognition by the operator.

Controls are easily manipulated and provide precise adjustments. All fittings, connectors, hardware and tubing are manufactured from the highest quality stainless steel for maximum safety and service life.

We have standard designs suitable for most applications. We can also design and build custom fill panels to meet any specialized need. If you have a gas control requirement, we can create the optimum solution.

Scuba, SCBA & Ship’s Air

In addition to traditional scuba tanks, many vessels also carry scba bottles for firefighting apparatus. Your Brownie’s Yacht Pro™ compressor can perform double duty by also filling scba bottles.

Care should be taken to verify tanks are only filled to their rated pressure. A specialized fill panel can easily be added to any compressor system, simplifying the filling operation and reducing confusion.

 

Fill Panel Options…

4X4X4 Fill Panel

The 4X4X4 fill panel is an example of a great tankfill panel that make it super simple and easy to manage your storage banks and filling your SCUBA tanks.

This particular panel shown here, is for a setup comprising 4 storage tanks in your bank. You have 4 gauges to monitor what pressure you have available in your storage. In addition you have a gauge monitoring the compressor.

You also have 4 fill whips so you can fill 4 SCUBA tanks simultaneously and you have a gauge to monitor the output pressure.

A panel like this can be built in on a Yacht, in a SCUBA dive store (as it was here on this image) or anywhere else. It makes not only for easy and efficient use, but also leaves you with a much cleaner and tidy look.

Should you need a panel with another configuration, Brownie’s Marine Group can accommodate this too.To have a better look at the panel, just click each of the two images here on the right. tank fill panel

You will notice that the panel here shows the name: Tank Valet.

TANK VALET is an automated scuba tank filling station with automatic cascading of banked gas and automated recharge of banks from one or more compressors. The recharge of scuba tanks is done at the push of the green button, final fill pressure is adjustable by a manual regulator. The operation and control can be remote as well.

 

Adjustable Fill Panel

Output pressure can be precisely adjusted to suit the cylinders being filled. Output from zero psi to the maximum pressure supplied by your compressor. The single gauge shows supply pressure from the compressor or storage bank.

  fillpanel adjustable from Brownies

Scuba/BA Fill Panel

Available to be placed locally or remotely, this panel allows the filling of both SCUBA and SCBA (BA) cylinders without the need for manually adjusting pressures. Preset regulators and differing fill outlets minimize the risk of overfilling and increase safety.

The SCUBA outlet is regulated with a maximum pressure to prevent accidental overfilling. Also available is a non-adjustable Dual Pressure Fill Panel for filling SCUBA and SCBAs.

  fillpanel for scuba from Brownies

Remote Fill Panel

Place a remote fill panel in the lazzarette, near the swim platform, in the cockpit, or wherever convenience dictates. Now you can control your compressor and fill system without running below. Features flow control valve and stainless steel high-pressure quick disconnect.

  Remote Fill Panel Engraved In White

Fireman Fill Station

Specialized SCBA fill stations can be installed and plumbed in the most strategic locations throughout the vessel. Constructed of King Starboard® material for maximum durability and to prevent damage to scba bottles.

Designed to securely cradle a single or multiple bottle(s), with or without the backpack attached. Specify connection at time of order.

  scba fillpanel From Brownies

Fill Panel Solutions From Brownie's

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dive locker and chill bath tankfill with fill panel 

Chill Bath

Fast Tank Fill and Ready to Go!

Our unique fill bath features a chiller and circulating pump to control tank temperatures while filling. Body construction of welded 316L stainless steel, integral tank racks, fill whips with flow control valves, integral gas analyzer for advanced diving applications.

Custom designed to meet your needs, from 4 to 12 tanks, for singles or doubles, fresh or saltwater compatible.

Integrated or separate refrigerated titanium coil / pump / water filter package suitable for fresh and saltwater chilling and circulation. Constructed of mirror polished and welded 316L stainless steel.

In-line gas analyzer designed for a wide range of breathing gases; capable of monitoring Oxygen and Helium levels and calculating Nitrogen content. System includes an integrated air calibration pump, supply gas selector valve and laboratory quality flow meter. The system is simple and intuitive to operate while providing a range of useful features for dive operators in tropical climates.Optional 4-Bank Cascade Control Panel with adjustable tank fill pressure regulator and low-pressure supply to E-REEL™ Dive System.

 

 

 

Customized Stainless

Merging Italian Stainless Craftsmanship with Yacht Diving System Design Innovations

Precetti S.p.a. has supplied specialty metalworking to the ship-building industry since 1921. Drawing on several generations of skilled metal craftsmanship among its workforce, the company re-focused its efforts in 1981 on custom engineered products for the cruise ship industry.

While engaged in custom manufacturing for the shipbuilding industry, Precetti managing director Paulo Passalacqua followed his passion for scuba diving by seeking out the most accomplished exploration and training group in the world – Global Underwater Explorers. Mr. Passalacqua’s training through GUE lead to the merging of efforts between two complimentary businesses and business-minded divers.

Robert Carmichael (Yacht Diving Exploration consultant and owner of Brownie’s™, Halcyon™, and Tankfill.com™) and Paulo Passalacqua are collaborating to redefine the standard for dive locker design and construction. New in 2003 was – complete stainless dive lockers, compressor rooms, wash-down dry-out gear systems, maintenance counters, diver seating and area furniture.Constructed for heavy-duty marine application to fulfill USPHS requirements manufactured in AISI 304 (AISI 316 for open deck) Stainless Dive Locker features:

  • Wetsuit/BC wash down, dry and hang vertical closet
  • Contoured edge counter tops with tool station, ultrasonic bath and vice
  • Scooter and Video camera storage racks with ventilated built-in charging station
  • All stainless enclosures and frame systems for compressors, membranes, boost pumps, volume accumulation tanks and control panels
  • Modular custom fit Stainless wall panels integrated to watertight joint edge epoxy floor system with built-in gutter tracks for full room wash down capabilities
  • Specialized diver seating configuration for comfort and security post and pre-dive Mini-galleys for the active diver’s appetite

 

 

 

Containment Fill Stations

BAUER Containment Fill Stations offers only independently tested containment fill stations which were found to protect the operator from over-pressure and fragmentation per NFPA 1901. Formed plate steel and fewer weldments help maintain structural integrity while at the time reducing size and weight. Our ergonomic “Easy Load” door design allows the operator to open and close the door with less than 18 lbs. of force without hyper-extended hand and wrist movements.

Standard Scope of Supply

    • Complete with cylinder scuff guard, SCBA Fill Connection, Fill Hose and Bleed Valve
  • Fill control panel with adjustable regulator, relief valve, manual control valve and pressure
    gauge for each fill position (S version only)
  • CFSII M versions designed for use with remote air distribution panel
  • Mounting base is standard on “S” version and optional on “M” version
  • Convenient door handle actuation
  • Bottom venting
  • Reduced footprint

Dimensions L x W x H inches (mm)

    • CFSII-1S,OXY-1S 18 – 21 – 55 (457 x 533 x 1397)
  • CFSII-1M,OXY-1M 18 – 21 – 39 (457 x 533 x 990)
  • CFSII-2S,OXY-2S 30 – 21 – 53 (762 x 533 x 1346)
  • CFSII-2M,OXY-1M 30 – 21 – 53 (762 x 533 x 990)
  • CFSII-3S, 41 – 21 – 53 (1041 x 533 x 1346)
  • CFSII-3M, 41 – 21 – 39 (1041 x 533 x 990)

Weight – Pounds (kg)

    • CFSII-1S,OXY-1S 433 (196)
  • CFSII-2S,OXY-2S 670 (304)
  • CFSII-3S 905 (411)
  • CFSII-1M,OXY-1M 360 (163)
  • CFSII-2M,OXY-2M 550 (249)
  • CFSII-3M 740 (336)

*All components in Oxygen stream are Oxygen clean in compliance with A.S.T.M. Standard
G-93. Dimensions and weight are approximate and are subject to change. Images shown with additional accessories.

 

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Fill Panel Options

Chill Bath

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