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The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

June 1, 2012

The Alfred Hospital Hyperbaric Facility reaches its first operational anniversary following its upgrade last year by Fink Engineering. The unit has been used to extensively to treat a variety of ICU and routine wound care patients and with its new LED lighting, internal HMI, environmental control system and operating software it has been appreciatively embraced by the Alfred’s hyperbaric staff.

Royal Brisbane Hospital Sechrist Monoplace

June 1, 2012

To meet the existing Australian Hyperbaric Standard, Fink Engineering has just installed and commissioned their new Fire Deluge System into a Sechrist 3600E monoplace chamber which was ordered earlier this year for installation at the Hyperbaric Unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. The fire deluge addition is the first of its type to be built and has integrated well with the 3600E. The monoplace will install next to FE’s Rectangular Triple Lock chamber that was re-commissioned for operation in 2009.

The Prince of Wales Hyperbaric Facility, Sydney, Australia

June 1, 2011

Prince of Wales Hospital hyperbaric chamber

Prince of Wales Hospital hyperbaric chamber

Fink Engineering has completed the contract for the design, construction, installation and commissioning of the world’s largest Rectangular Hyperbaric Facility installed at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, NSW, Australia.  The new facility replaces the existing cylindrical chamber that has been operational for the past 40+ years. The new innovative chamber has four compartments and is capable of seating 30 patients. One of the large compartments will be used for the routine treatment of intensive care patients and the other large compartment for the routine wound care. A smaller entrance compartment will provide access to each of the above locks and the smallest end compartment will be rated for 6 ATA for treatment of decompression illness and for training.

Fink Engineering has provided the supporting plant and equipment to power the chamber including the compressors, filters, piping, deluge and sanitary systems. The chamber is operated from a central control panel which utilises our innovative intuitive software to pressurise and depressurise each of the locks via touch screen and Fink Engineering’s proven whisper quiet hardware. Wireless communications, audio/visual entertainment, quiet and effective environmental control, modern toilet facilities and other user friendly support systems developed by Fink Engineering over the past decade have been incorporated into the new chamber to make it efficient and comfortable for both patients, nurses, physicians and operators.

The Alfred Hospital Upgrade

June 1, 2011

The Alfred Hospital Main Lock

The Alfred Hospital Main Lock

The Alfred Hospital Hyperbaric Facility has been given a complete upgrade by Fink Engineering this past year including the stripping of the triple lock chamber to its bare steel and then the subsequent rebuild of the chamber interior and all of its life support systems. Of particular note is the installation of new state of the art internal LED lighting that is dimmable via an internal HMI touch screen and which provides the best lighting to date for hyperbaric chambers. The flooring is also new and not only more attractive than the former flooring but is made of tiles that can be replaced if damaged and is also now bubble proof. A new Control Panel includes the latest in Fink’s user friendly programmable operating system and fits well into the Alfred’s remodelled hyperbaric area. Support systems were also upgraded including a new 32 cylinder high pressure air bank for compressed air back up, new ECS, new wireless communications, a sound proof room to house the new pressurisation and exhaust valving and a state of the art video surveillance system for internal chamber monitoring.

The Alfred Hyperbaric Unit is currently undergoing training in preparation for patient treatments later this month.

TGA Approval

June 1, 2011

Fink Engineering has been granted an approval to provide an Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Number for their range of Rectangular Hyperbaric Systems by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration earlier this year making Fink Engineering the only company in the world to have achieved this goal which augments our collection of quality assurance credentials.

ARTG No: 182494 – Multiplace hyperbaric chambers

Hennepin County Medical Centre

June 1, 2011

Chamber load in

Hennepin County Medical Centre’s Triple Lock being loaded into FE for outfitting

A new Fink Triple Lock Chamber completed its hydrotest in May and just arrived at our factory for outfitting earlier this month. The chamber is part of a new facility that is being built at Hennepin to replace their existing hyperbaric unit that has been operational since the mid 60’s. Fink are supplying the new triple lock along with the life support equipment necessary for its operation including the Control Panel, ECS units, Gas Store piping, LP Air system components and a new life support head wall system by Amico for intensive care. The components will be assembled and tested in FE’s shop prior to shipping to Hennepin later this year for final installation.




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