After a year of eager anticipation, the Indoor Inverter Test Facility (IITF) team finally received its Environmental Chamber last week. Burnsco Technologies, the test chamber’s manufacturer in Arnprior, worked with SEARC through delays, revisions and requested modifications. They have fabricated an incredible piece of equipment which the IITF team is looking forward to commissioning.
Chadwick Engineering provided the solution to the very tricky logistical problem of moving an 1800-pound chamber from the loading bay to the SEARC Lab. The major difficulty arose from the fact that the chamber was too tall to fit vertically through the doors. After arrival, it had to be laid horizontally, wheeled through the school corridors into position, and brought back up to vertical in the SEARC Lab.
Straps, pulleys and the ceiling beams were used to hoist the chamber from horizontal to vertical.
Many thanks to both Burnsco Technologies and Chadwick Engineering for making this day possible!
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By Michael Clarke, Student Research Assistant, IITF team, SEARC