Andy Elson - adventure engineering

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In addition to a well-equipped engineering workshop we have the following specialist facilities:
   

The Large Altitude (Hypobaric) Chamber

The large altitude chamber is 2.6 m diameter and 20 m long (8.5 x 65 feet). Typical uses include calibrating and testing equipment for high altitude use (pictured) or testing engines and generators. The chamber includes penetrations for electrical, fluid and data connections.

The large chamber can reach pressures as low as 200 Pascals (1.5 Torr), equivalent to an altitude of 42 500 m (140 000 ft).

   
The Small Altitude (Hypobaric) Chamber

The small altitude chamber is 1.0 m diameter and 1.5 m long (3.3 x 5 feet). Typical uses are high altitude equipment and computer testing. The chamber includes penetrations for electrical, fluid and data connections.

The small chamber can reach pressures as low as 50 Pascals (0.375 Torr).

 

   

The Life Support System Test Chamber.

The Life support system test chamber can be configured to simulate the respiration of between 1 and 6 people. The chamber is instrumented to log oxygen and carbon dioxide levels as well as temperature and humidity.

This facility enables continuous long duration tests to be conducted accurately and reliably with full system monitoring.

 
   
 

Data Logging

Most of our data logging is done on our Vishay data logging system. We have a very comprehensive set of cards, gauges, pressure sensors, thermocouples, accelerometers, test leads and load cells ranging from a few grammes up to 10 tonnes.

Other ,more portable, lightweight systems are available to log data remotely in hostile environments, particularly at high altitudes.