Hyperbaric Test Center
The Hyperbaric Testing Center has always integrated the technological developments that make it a unique research, testing, measurement and validation centre
The center welcomes actors from the underwater industries, offshore oil and gas, offshore construction, mechanical, nuclear, aeronautics, Defence, space, medical and scientific research.
A unique test platform
Comex Experimental Hyperbaric center (CEH) in Marseille features outstanding testing and trial facilities. All its pressure vessel are made available to its customers for the qualification of equipment and methods of human intervention in extreme environments.
The center extends its activities to any internal or external pressure material testing. These tests are carried out in a series of chambers, with various working pressures and of different sizes, suitable for equipment with volumes ranging from a few deciliters to several cubic meters..
Validation of equipment in hyperbaric
Hydrostatic tests up to 2000 bar pressure
Measurement of volume variation under constraints
Instrumentation, automation and data acquisition
Tests in regulated and controlled temperature enviroment
All types of fluids (Gas / Liquid)
A wide range of testing facilities
years of experience in hyperbarism
bars can be simulated
CE 6 300
Working Pressure : 630 bars
Working Pressure : 80 bars
Hydrostatic test can be performed up to 80b in those pressure vessels assembly.
As per project needs, 1, 2 or 3 spheres can be used at the time, using watertight doors.
Numerous technical flanges are available for feedthroughs.
Adaptations are possible to control and automate environmental parameters such as pressure, temperature.
Can be requalified to perform human dry & wet simulated dives..
CE 4 000
Working Pressure : 400 bars
Volume : 8 m3
This sphere is dimensioned to simulate up to 4000 meter depth (400b WP). Consisting of two horizontally bolted steel hemispheres, it was originally designed to test civilian submarine hulls, but it also can be operated to assess the pressure performances of any other equipment or material
CE 2 500
Working Pressure : 250 bars
It is a hemispherical chamber, sized to simulate up to 2500 meter depth (250b WP). It is specially adapted to test small components in a liquid environment.
Adaptations are possible to control and automate compression, stop pressure-hold and decompression phases.
CE 1 000
Working Pressure : 70 bars
Dimension : Ø 1 m / L 1.8 m
This cylindrical horizontal chamber allows to simulate up to 700 meter depth (70b WP). It features a full diameter access door, a viewing porthole and various feedthroughs for fluids and electricity..
This means of hydrostatic tests is specially adapted to test medium-sized equipment of R.O.V. type, manipulator arm, umbilicals, junction box, etc.
Adaptations are possible to control and automate compression, level-hold and decompression phases.
Windows pressure vessel
Working Pressure : 20 bars
Dimension : Ø 0,7 m / H 0,4 m
Ingress diameter : 0,7 m
CE 1 200
Working Pressure : 120 bars
Dimension : H 2.22 m / Ø 1.5 m
This chamber is designed to simulate a depth of 1200 meters (120b WP).
his vertical cylindrical hull is perfectly suited for testing medium-sized hardware.
Adaptations are possible to control and automate environmental parameters such as pressure, temperature, humidity, …
Working Pressure : 4 bars
Ingress diameter : 0.68 m
This recompression chamber is designed to simulate up to 40 meter depth (10b WP), using compressed air.
It consists of a supine patient compartment and an access lock for medical support personnel..
It can be adapted to automate compression, decompression stops and decompression phases.
Working Pressure : 200 bars
Works on gas and water
This fully automated enclosure allows to simulate up to 2000 meter depth (200b WP).
A window allows to visually check inside the chamber or to film the tests under progress.
CE 20 000
Working Pressure : 2 000 bars
Dimension : Ø 83 mm / L 532 mm
The Comex test center extends its activities to all hyperbaric, hypobaric and pool tests
Medical and physiology
Approved and qualified by the Regional Health Agency
- Biomedical Research Centre
- Experimentation on human subjects
- Dive simulator
- Proven expertise in hyperbaric medicine
Proven expertise in hyperbaric and aeronautical medicine
Know-how acquired through more than 60 years of industrial experience and achievement
36, bd de l’Océan – CS 80143
13275 Marseille – Cedex 9 –