Hyperbaric Test Chambers

KW Designed Solutions Hyperbaric Chambers are used extensively by companies servicing the offshore industry.  Traditionally the name Hyperbaric is used to describe any chamber or vessel operating above atmospheric conditions.  KW Designed Solutions Hyperbaric Chambers are ideal for simulating deep ocean pressures and the extreme, arduous subsea operating conditions that many of our customers’ products encounter on a day to day basis. 

Our Hyperbaric Chambers are supplied with internal diameters of 20mm to 2,500mm with operating pressures up to 2750 bar (40,000 psi) and temperatures from -40°C to 300°C.

KW Designed Solutions Hyperbaric Chambers are used for carrying out customer Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) of their in-house manufactured components as well as aiding New Product Development (NPD).  All of our KW Designed Solutions Hyperbaric Chambers can be supplied with additional features that allow real-life simulation and are compatible with various types of pressurisation media - water is generally the most common, but water/glycol mixes, sea water, sea water with sand and silt, oils and other liquids can also be specified. 

KW Designed Solutions provide various types of Pressure Control Systems used to control the pressurisation and depressurisation rates of the test media and to simulate lowering of components from sea level down to ocean depth, holding them at pressure for a required amount of time and then retrieving them back to surface.

Hyperbaric Test Chambers


  • Heating and Cooling
  • Agitation – to create a turbid environment stirring up seawater with sand and silt or simply to provide even temperature distribution of the testing media
  • Mate/De-mate – allowing operation of Wet-Mate electrical connectors
  • Component manipulation/observation under pressure.
  • Tilting – of the whole Chamber for Closure accessibility or product test alignment.
  • Feedthroughs – electrical or hydraulic

Associated Testing Types

  • API 6A PR2
  • API 16F & API 17L
  • IBL (Instrument Buoyancy Loss) Testing
  • ISO 13628-5 & ISO 13628-6

Typical customer test products (DUT)

Subsea Electrical Hose Assemblies, Subsea Wet-Mate Electrical connectors, DBMs (Distributed Buoyancy Modules), CIMVs (Chemical Injection Metering Valve), SEMs (Subsea Electronic Modules), Wellhead Pressure and Temperature Sensors and many more.

Project Examples

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