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Routine Inspection - Monthly Chamber Rate Verification

Routine Inspection - Monthly Chamber Rate Verification

Routine Inspection - Monthly Chamber Rate Verification

Hyperbaric Chambers are designed for durability and reliability. A regular program of inspections, performance verifications and factory authorized preventive maintenance will keep the chamber in optimal condition. Daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual performance verifications are recommended. Documentation of all performance verifications and maintenance must be maintained. Manufacturer authorized preventive maintenance should be performed annually. [1] 

The Pressure Rate Set Control sets the rate of compression or decompression inside the Chamber.  All pressure change rates are linear. The numbers “1” through “5” indicate the approximate pressure change rate in pounds per square inch (psi) per minute (i.e., “3” equals 3.0 psi per minute change).  [1] 

Routine - monthly chamber rate verification inspection validates calibration of the rate of compression  and decompression correspond with Pressure rate control.  Documentation should be completed utilizing the  Routine Inspection - monthly chamber rate verification form.

Chamber Serial # ___________________________________________________________________________ Year ______________

* Emergency decompression times from 3 ATA must be less than 2 minutes. Notify the Safety Director if > 2mins.

 

Month

Compression
to 3 ata
5 psig/min

 

Decompression
from 3 ata
5 psig/min

Decompression
from 3 ata
emergency vent
3 sec on /
3 sec off

*Decompression
from 3 ata
emergency vent

(toggle or EmErgency vent button held down)

Idle Pressure

 

Normal:

1.5 psi +/- 1 psi

Safety Pin

 

engages/ retracts At
1 psi +/- 0.5 psi

Ground Check

 

ChAmber Stud to Wall

Normal:
0 - 1 Ω ohms

 

Chamber patient ground to chamber stud
Normal:
0-10 Ω ohms

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REFERENCES

  1. Sechrist Industries. Sechrist Industries Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber Users Manual .;.
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