Naval sea systems command submarine safety (SUBSAFE) program

Paul E. Sullivan, Stephen E. Iwanowicz, Alfred H. Ford, Matthew S. McBride, Thomas K. Guinan, Christopher A. Lilly

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A brief description of submarine safety (SUBSAFE) program is presented. The purpose of the SUBSAFE program is to provide maximum reasonable assurance of watertight integrity and assured capability to recover from a flooding incident. Maximum reasonable assurance is achieved by certifying that each submarine meets very specific submarine safety requirements at the moment of its delivery to the Navy and then by maintaining that certification throughout the life of the ship. If a submarine loses its SUBSAFE certification, then it is not allowed to submerge until that certification is regained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2005Apr 14 2005

Publication series

Name2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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