We pride ourselves on being an innovative engineering company with an ability to adapt to any scenario. The team at Triple Eight Race Engineering has designed and built an emergency ventilator to TGA specifications, suitable for use in a range of situations.
Not only does The Conrod Project ventilator meet all the requirements specified by the TGA, it also features 4G connectivity that allows live data transfer, a large electronic screen, dials requiring double confirmation in order to change settings and chamber space to accommodate different BVM.
Dubbed ‘The Conrod Project’, the development of the ventilator has been all-consuming for the championship-winning Supercars engineering team since the postponement of the racing season due to Covid-19.
After the first proof-of-concept prototype was completed, work began immediately to not only finetune the existing device, but to enhance its capabilities in line with the latest requirements published by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and further exceed the expectations of the challenge originally set by the Queensland State Government for an emergency ventilator that would be suitable for use in a field hospital situation.
An offshoot of a title-winning team in the British Touring Car Championship and run under the watchful eye of Roland Dane since it entered Supercars in mid-2003, Triple Eight Race Engineering has claimed eight of the last 12 Drivers Championship wins. The team has won the Teams Championship nine of the last 12 seasons, including a streak of seven consecutive titles from 2010-16. The team also competes in the Super2 development series, as well as the GT World Challenge Asia.