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Hyperbaric Chamber Removal

At a naval station in Connecticut, Barnhart was hired to remove a 20,000-pound hyperbaric chamber, which would be refurbished and eventually replaced. The crew used toe jacks to raise the chamber, then slid skates underneath.

Using those skates and a steerable dolly, they moved the chamber to the door, which faced a narrow alleyway.

There was limited space in the alley, so the 150-ton hydraulic crane was carefully maneuvered into place. The chamber was successfully lifted using the crane.

The chamber was loaded onto an over-the-road trailer provided by the manufacturer for transport. The process will be repeated in reverse for the reinstallation of the chamber.