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Design Environmental has introduced Sports and Science Rooms (SSR), providing global-climate simulation for sports- and science-research departments.

The chambers are designed to simulate inhospitable conditions and allow sports and human-science departments to assess the performance of athletes in a variety of temperature- and humidity-controlled environments.

Training in the chamber can be carried out on various ergometers while attending staff carry out physiological studies on test subjects.

Temperatures ranges are available from 40 to 50C with variable humidity from 5 to 98 per cent RH.

An optional Hypoxic system that utilises the latest high-flow technology to simulate altitude within the chamber can also be provided.

High air-flow rates flush the environmental chamber with pre-filtered air.

The oxygen content delivered to the chamber is controlled anywhere between sea-level conditions of 20.9 and 11 per cent, simulating an altitude of 5,000m.

The flow rates can be adjusted from 500l/min upwards.

Typical systems deliver 1,500l a minute, which is sufficient to ensure Carbon Dioxide build up from exercising subjects is flushed out of the chamber along with odours and other pollutants.

Climatic Simulation SSR chambers are designed for human-performance testing and training.

The chamber provides the test subjects with the opportunity to experience extreme environmental conditions and provide the ability to carry out fundamental research on human response to those conditions.

The chamber can also be used to test clothing, equipment and occupational tasks in extremes of temperature in a scientifically controlled environment.

The equipment consists of an air compressor that delivers high-pressure air to the hypoxic module.

Inside the hypoxic module the high pressure is passed through a membrane constructed of hollow fibres.

The smaller oxygen molecules are forced through the fibres, leaving a higher concentration of nitrogen or hypoxic air, which is then passed into the chamber where it is monitored by an oxygen sensor.

Hypoxic air is delivered to the chamber, ensuring that safety is maintained and providing greater mixing within the chamber with no minimal fluctuations in oxygen percentage.

Weiss Technik UK is part of the Weiss Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of environmental testing equipment and one of four divisions of the Schunk Group. The Weiss Group division brings together environmental simulation technology and climate technology expertise. Solutions are used around the world in research, development, manufacturing and quality assurance.

In 2013, following a combined presence in excess of 55 years, two respected leaders in environmental testing solutions, Weiss Gallenkamp and Design Environmental, merged to form Weiss Technik UK.

Weiss Technik UK currently employs a team of over 50 specialist staff at its Loughborough UK headquarters and sources all its products from a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in the Germany.

Our environmental simulation product range includes Weiss and Vötsch test chambers and rooms for automotive, temperature and climatic, environmental stress screening, corrosion and pharmaceutical stability testing. We also offer sports science rooms, laboratory and industrial ovens and fingerprint development chambers.

We’ve built our long-standing reputation as a trusted supplier of environmental testing products through technological innovation and service excellence.

We supply small-scale bench top environmental chambers through to the largest customised multi-room controlled environment facility.

Our customers include Mercedes F1, Rothamsted Research, Syngenta, BASF, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, Dunlop, the FBI, Airbus and Bosch.

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