Hyperbaric chamber shipped to Milwaukee
A $3 million hyperbaric chamber made by Fink Engineering, Melbourne, Australia, was recently shipped to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Shipment of the 66-ton chamber, said to be the largest in the nation, was arranged by John S. Connor Inc., a Glen Burnie, Md.-based logistics company.
|John S. Conner Inc. arranged shipment of a $3 million hyperbaric chamber from Australia to St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee.|
The chamber is used in hyperbaric oxygen treatment where a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while in a pressurized chamber. The treatment is used to treat conditions such as problem wounds, carbon-monoxide poisoning and exceptional blood loss.
The chamber was shipped via ocean to Long Beach and then by a 132 ft.-long multi-axle transporter to Milwaukee.
Installing the chamber required a little surgery on the hospital itself. The roof of the medical center was opened, and the semi-trailer-sized chamber was hoisted and set into position in the building. The roof, electrical components and mechanical components are being finished around the chamber. The total cost of the project is $7 million.