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Deep Sea Research Lab

IPOCAMP pressurized vessel

We have two IPOCAMP vessels which may be used to study deep-sea life at pressures up to 300 bars (equivalent to 3000 m depth). The system is housed in the deep-sea holding room, but is also ship mountable.

  • Flow through from filtered seawater lines
  • Chambers are 19 L; 20 cm diameter, 60 cm height
  • Temperatures from 2 to 100 °C
  • 12 L / hour flow
  • Endoscope with camera, monitor and recorder as well as fibre optic light guides

PICCEL / PRISM

The PICCEL system consists of two quick open reactors for the culture of minute organisms (cells, embryos) under pressure and flow-through conditions via a manual pump and a regulation line. The quick opening pressure vessels feature rapid cyclic operation with an O-ring seal. The system also includes a PRISM-type cell for microscopic observation of specimens while still held under pressure. It is possible to carry out different operations (renewal of water, sampling) without depressurizing the reactors.

  • Volume: 50 ml
  • Inside diameter: 30 mm
  • Inside length: 80 mm under the cover
  • Maximum allowable working pressure: 300 bars @ 100°C
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