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Chambers, Hypobaric

Definition : Chambers that are used to simulate a pressure less than 1 ATM. They are used to simulate hypoxia, decompression, explosive decompression with very low temperatures, loss of oxygen, and loss of cabin pressure. They consist of two main compartments: (1) the high altitude chamber and (2) the decompression chamber. They also contain a two-way communication system, a video system, oxygen and pressurized air supplies, physiological monitoring systems, and a microprocessor. They are capable of "low" decompression (15 seconds to decompress to 18,000 feet) and "rapid" decompression (1 second to decompress to 10,000 feet). They are large, roomlike enclosures that can seat around 12 to 16 people.

Entry Terms : "Hypobaric Chambers"

UMDC code : 12076

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ETC BioMedical Systems Group

Company Type: Parent

Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) was founded in 1969 with the goal of creating finely controlled simulated environments. At the age of twenty-six, acting President and CEO William F. Mitchell—with the help and encouragement of friend and mentor Al Richman —gathered enough backing to lay the foundation for what would later become ETC.

Plas-Labs Inc

Company Type: Parent

Plas-Labs is the world leader in acrylic glove boxes, anaerobic chambers, nitrogen dry glove boxes, and HEPA filtered isolation glove boxes.

Reimers Systems Inc

Company Type: Parent

Reimers Systems Inc. (RSI) was founded in 1994 to provide high quality hardware solutions for man-rated hyperbaric and hypobaric applications with special emphasis on medical hyperbaric applications. Besides hyperbaric/hypobaric equipment RSI has also been industry leader for providing the breathing simulators used for performance testing of various life support equipment. Included in RSI were most of the key personnel of its predecessor company, Reimers Engineering, Inc (REI).

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