Why veterinarians should ONLY use a "Steel Class C" Hyperbaric Chamber for treating animals:
Only HVM's Animal specific "Class C" chambers are built with steel and thick borosilicate glass construction.
Steel chambers eliminate the possibility of vessel compromise due to scratching and
are engineered specifically to limit outside distractions, allowing the animal to rest.
Unlimited Life Cycle
HVM's Steel "Class C" cylinders do NOT have a predetermined life cycle and can last the life of the chamber with standard maintenance.
○ steel chamber
○ easier to clean
○ prone to scratches
○ clear cylinder
leads to unrest
○ limited life cycle
Animal scratching of the internal surface of the acrylic tube can compromise the integrity of the acrylic cylinder which ultimately could lead to rupture, causing serious injury to both the animal and the operator.
Limited Life Cycle
Acrylic cylinders have a limited life cycle, at which time they should have a complete factory overhaul. Estimated Cost: $30-50K
mild hyperbaric CHAMBER
Mild acrylic & inflatable chambers are NOT considered true hyperbaric chambers, they are only capable of pressurizations reaching 1.3 atmospheres or less, this is called "mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy" (mHBOT). They cannot promote bone and tissue growth and can actually increase growth of undesirable aerobic bacteria.
○ mild hbot
○ fragile design
○ can increase
UNSAFE FOR ANIMALS
The integrity of acrylic & inflatable chambers can be compromised by animals and are NOT safe for veterinary use.
Manufactured in accordance with the provisions of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1 (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
QA and GMP
Manufactured in accordance with QA (Quality Assurance) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)