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NUI has selected Optime Subsea to supply two very large hyperbaric pressure chambers

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NUI, the Bergen-based, Norwegian, independent hyperbaric research and test facility, has agreed to purchase two very large hyperbaric pressure chamber systems, with a working pressure of 700bar and 1 000bar, this is equivalent to 7km and 10km water depth, from Optime Subsea in Notodden, Norway, an offshore controls provider.

NUI has selected Optime Subsea to supply two very large hyperbaric pressure chambers

NUI, an independent provider of support and services for various underwater technology, has acquired two very large, high quality hyperbaric pressure chambers from Optime Subsea. These chambers will allow NUI to offer extreme advanced testing and verification capabilities.

The first hyperbaric chamber delivered by Optime Subsea comes with an inner diameter of 1 100mm (43in), a height of 3 500mm (138in) and is rated to a pressure of 1000 bar. Whilst the second hyperbaric chamber has an inner diameter of 1 800mm (71in), a height of 3 500mm (138in) and a pressure rating of 700bar.

Both systems will be delivered with Optime’s advanced control system, enabling NUI’s customers to test, monitor and document numerous different environments and scenarios.

“Once operational in Q2 2020, these systems will also provide NUI with a unique capability of supporting the European market of testing larger components and systems for the underwater offshore industry. We decided to procure these high pressure and large size hyperbaric chambers in order to be in the forefront of the technology demanded by our customers. Being an independent provider, we are supporting the most advanced technology developments available, and we see the industry’s focus on exploring technology offshore growing exponentially, whether it is for oil and gas, renewables or other oceanographic research purposes”, says NUI’s Chief Executive Officer Rolf Røssland.

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