Thermal Environmental Testing of Hyperbaric Chambers

In accordance with IMCA D 02/06 January 2006.

In line with recent testing guidance note designed to function test the ability of hyperbaric life boats and associated facilities, KBA have set about establishing methods, personnel and equipment to test for compliance with standards and to issue an independent report for submission to interested parties.

KBA view the testing of hyperbaric evacuation systems (HES) as a fundamental safety objective and in keeping with the associated importance placed on health and safety matters; we adhere to the requirements of the codes plus investigate other likely or possible scenarios. To this aim, the reports generated contain factual statistics as well as a discussion narrative.

KBA monitor industry standards and will always revise documents to ensure complete compliance with those codes. The aim is to test hi and low limits of heat control as well as a quantitative measure of CO2 absorption. Reports are generated to give a quick overview for those interested parties needing to gain an essential understanding as well as provide substantial base data for those parties more concerned with condition extremes. Where objectives are not met, KBA make observations and suggestions in the report and can, if requested, provide engineering to increase the deficient capacity.


Any test performed is tangible only by the issuance of a report. KBA’s reports are well known for their objective and constructive content as well as ensuring that they contain all the essential elements. The reports contain text, data, graphics and photographs. All KBA reports are presented in a stand alone file that can be presented to the client. Further, KBA reports are issued in a pdf format on a CDR for multiple printing as and where necessary.