Our hyperbaric trials unit (HTU) is used to test and evaluate escape systems and components to 150 bar. The HTU has a unique capability to recreate the actual pressure conditions of escape from a submerged submarine, independent of the performance of the components under test. This capability is essential for the evaluation of submarine escape equipment against any defined test standards.
Unique selling points
QinetiQ’s SMERAS Support Services have helped submarine fleets around the world, including the UK Royal Navy, and the Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Canadian navies. As a long-established research, test and evaluation partner for the UK Royal Navy, we conduct leading research into physiological effects in the SMERAS environment. This includes:
Additionally, we have a rapid response team of Submarine Escape Training Tank (SETT) qualified personnel ready to conduct at-sea trials at any time.
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