World Leaders in Recompression Chamber and Life Support Technology.
reputation built on superior design, quality and customer service.

 Introduction to Cowan Brochure PDF
 Cowan Recompression Chamber Specialist PDF
 Unique Aspect of Cowan Design & Quality PDF


  Bob Cowan - Managing Director

  Craig White - General Manager

  Neville Wamsley - Quality Manager

  Robert Baxter - Senior Estimator

  Peter Adams - In-Service Support Manager

ABN: 66 001 744 332

   9A Walker Street (PO Box 185) 
   Warners Bay, 2282
, Australia
   Tel: (61) 02 4954 6588
   Fax: (61) 02 4956 5762
   Email Us via the contact form



Cowan is recognised worldwide for its leading role in the design, development, manufacture, installation and in-service support of Recompression Chamber Systems and other life support equipment.

Established in 1973, its work extends to a wide range of engineering applications and is supported by specialist skills in stainless steel and aluminium fabrication.


Facilities & Resources


Cowan boasts extensive workshop facilities accompanied with specialist equipment and staff that supports its recompression chamber, other life support needs and engineering work.

This includes facilities such as training rooms, hydro testing rigs, water purification systems, laboratory, cleanrooms, presses and pressure gauge testing equipment.

Cowan's operations are supported by a Lloyds accredited quality assurance system and a highly skilled workforce.

Oxygen Cleaning


In its cleaning for oxygen use capacity, Cowan has Quality Management Approval by BAE Systems Australia and is approved by the US Navy to clean to its Mil 1330D Standard.

Quality & Accreditation

With regular audits, Cowan is accredited to the highest international quality standards including ISO9001:2000.

Cowan is accredited as a supplier to both the US and Australian Defence Departments and as a Hyperbaric Repair Facility by the Australian Department of Defence. 

In its cleaning for oxygen use capacity, Cowan has Quality Management Approval by BAE Systems Australia and is approved by the US Navy to clean to its Mil 1330D Standard.

Clients & Links


Recompression Chamber Clients:

  • NAVSEA, US Navy

  • Australian Navy

  • NSW Water Police

  • SA Water Police

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital

  • Royal Thai Department of Health 

  • Fraser Diving - Singapore

  • ADI (Aust. Defence Industries)

  • Australian Institute of Sport

  • Intermarine Spa, Italy

  • Royal Thai Navy

  • Tenix Shipbuilders

  • Philippine Navy

Other Selected Projects:

  • PowerCoal  (Mine Survival Units)

  • General Motors Defence - ASLAV armored vehicle components 

  • A&G Engineering - stainless steel wine tanks

  • Australian National University (National Plasma Research Facility) - advanced welding 

  • Thomson Marconi - sonar lifting equipment, embarkation trolleys 

  • ADI (Australian Defence Industries) - main engine seats, stainless steel anchor recesses

  • EDI Rail Australia - rail car components

  • United Goninan - rail car project

Cleaning (for oxygen use) Projects:

  • Prince of Wales Hospital

  • Australian Submarine Corporation

  • BAE Systems

  • Australian Navy

  • ADI (Aust. Defence Industries)

Web Links 


Cowan’s success is highlighted by the fact that since 1994 the company has received numerous prestigious awards for design, export success, business excellence, quality and business achievement.  These include:

  • 2006 HMA Innovation in Product Design (medium)

  • 2003 Hunter Export Award (small to medium)

  • 2001 Hunter Export Award Highly Commended

  • 1996 Australian Design Mark

  • 1996 Australian Design Award of the Year (Overall Winner)

  • Achievement in Business Excellence Award, (Aust. Quality Council)

  • Australian Defence Industry Quality and Achievement Award
  • NSW Small Business Award 

  • NSW Export Award

  • Newcastle Business Club Award

  • Newcastle Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Award