decompression chamber


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decompression chamber

[dē·kəm′presh·ən ‚chām·bər]
(engineering)
A steel chamber fitted with auxiliary equipment to raise its air pressure to a value two to six times atmospheric pressure; used to relieve a diver who has decompressed too quickly in ascending.
Such a chamber in which conditions of high atmospheric pressure can be simulated for experimental purposes.

decompression chamber

A chamber used to induce a decrease in ambient pressure as would occur in ascending to altitude. This type of chamber is primarily used for training and experimental purposes. Also called altitude chamber, environmental chamber, and hypobaric chamber.
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Dubai Police urge divers to call 999 if they need to spend time in the decompression chamber.
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Manila: A German diver survived a "decompression sickness" after he was placed in the decompression chamber of the Philippine Coast Guard's ship, following a 180 feet deep dive into a sea in central Philippines, during a search and retrieval operation on Tuesdayday for Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and the two pilots who died in a plane crash last Saturday, a TV report said.
A radio report said that the German diver was rushed onto shore on a stretcher would have been taken to a hospital but was brought instead to a decompression chamber in one of the vessels.
The saturation Divers are pressurised to the required depth in the deck decompression chamber (DDC) on board the Ship, till their bodies are saturated with specially prepared breathing gas.
A six-year-old boy trapped inside the semi-detached home was resuscitated by firefighters and taken to Hull via air ambulance to be treated for smoke inhalation in a special decompression chamber. The lad remained critically ill for a number of days, while mum and daughter were also hospitalised.
The accident happened when Mr Lucas's colleague Billy Crammond opened a hatch to the decompression chamber they were working in.
She has been in a decompression chamber and was paralysed from the neck down - although she is getting feeling back in her legs.
A second person involved was airlifted to hospital for treatment in a decompression chamber.
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