Are you attempting to put a dollar value on your monoplace hyperbaric chamber? Given their very unique constructions and adaptations, hyperbaric chambers can be difficult to put a dollar figure on. Some are quite large, others quite small, some treat a single patient at a time, others many. There are even hyperbaric chambers designed specifically to treat large horses and some designed for use with small animals. With all of these variables, it can be quite difficult to know what your chamber is worth. We have put together a quick guide to help you put a specific value on your chamber.
On this page we will discuss the most common form of hyperbaric oxygen chamber, the monoplace chamber and the different parameters that will make up its resale value.
DETERMINING FACTORS IN MONOPLACE VALUE ASSESSMENT
- Size – A monoplace hyperbaric chamber holds a single person at one time. Typically, they are about 8 feet long and are pressurized with pure oxygen. They differ, however, in the size of their internal diameter. Monoplace hyperbaric chambers typically come in diameters of 25”, 30”, 32”, 36”, and 40” with the larger diameters holding the most value.
- Age -The age of your chamber will also play an important role in it’s value. As one would expect, a newer chamber of equal build quality will be worth more than an older one.
- Dive Cycles – Monoplace hyperbaric chambers are pressurized with 100% pure oxygen and a single treatment typically last about two hours. These treatments are called “dive cycles” and the number of dive cycles, or treatment sessions, that your chamber has performed is important in assessing its value. It can be likened to mileage on an automobile. If looking at two equal chambers, the one with less dive cycles will retain more value.
- Condition – The walls of your chamber are made of a clear heavy duty acrylic plastic. The condition of these walls is an important attribute to it’s value. Throughout the lifespan of a hyperbaric chamber it is not uncommon to have this acrylic window replaced, and it can be somewhat expensive to do so.
- Gurney – The patient is moved in and out of the chamber through the use of a sliding stretcher cart called a hyperbaric gurney. This gurney locks in place, allowing treatment to commence. The inclusion of a gurney will increase the value of your hyperbaric chamber.
The Most Common Prices for Monoplace Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers
- (Used) 10+ year old Hard Top Monoplace Chamber – Price range(s) between $40,000 – $50,000
- (Used) < 10 year old Monoplace Chamber – Price range(s) between $50,000 – $80,000
- (New) Monoplace Chamber – Price range(s) between $80,000 – $150,000
The Most Common Brands That Manufacture Monoplace Chambers
- Tekna MFG
If you are considering buying or selling a multiplace hyperbaric chamber, feel free to give us a call. We would be glad to help you assess your chamber and help you put a dollar value on it.