Southwest Research Institute offers a state-of-the-art Ocean Simulation Lab and Marine Structures & Engineering group that designs and tests offshore technology equipment. Their work in this field includes research and testing on the ALVIN submarine, the oldest submersible research vessel used for deep ocean research.
This work included testing of the vessel in the 1960s, as well as design and maintenance of a titanium personnel sphere for ALVIN upgrades in recent years. Some of the other services include deep ocean simulation, structural analysis, pressure testing, pipeline integrity, and structural systems.
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