Our modern facilities built according to Main liferafts manufacturers regulations, comply with and exceed what is indicated in IMO Resolution A 761 (18) and DICAPI Directoral Resolution 1139-2014 DCG.
We have last generation testing equipment, tools and machinery, our services are constantly monitored and our digital files allow a complete history of all the services performed.
Our technicians have an average experience of 15 years and our supervisors with an experience of 25 years in the field. Our technicians have been trained by the main manufacturers of liferafts: VIKING, DSB, RFD, ZODIAC, FUJIKURA, SHANGHAI YOU LONG RUBBER, LALIZAS, SEAMAN, HAINING MARINE EQUIPMENT, SEA SAFE among others.
Our continuous training system ensures an excellent quality in the processes of service and maintenance of the equipment, implementing the latest updates, improvements and modifications issued by manufacturers and international organizations so that their safety is never compromised under any concept; The services are performed according to instructions and manuals of the respective manufacturers, using approved test / maintenance equipment and original spare parts according to the respective manufacturer.
Our liferaft services are approved by the main classification companies: LLOYDS REGISTER OF SHIPPING, NIPPON KAYJI KYOKAI; DET NORSKE VERITAS - GERMANISCHER LLOYD, BUREAU VERITAS, ABS.
Our after sales service includes: Permanent monitoring, historical database of each equipment that has been served, training, installation and others that can be coordinated with the client.
LIFE INSPECTION PROCEDURE
We follow the international regulations IMO Resolution A (761) .18 for the inspection of life rafts, apart from ISO 9001 quality standard procedures and of course the manuals and procedure of the respective manufacturers.
The following is a brief summary of the standard inspection procedure for a life raft from receipment by the authorized technician until it is completely checked and packaged.
Step 1: Preparation of tools and equipment
The specific equipment and tools necessary for the review of the correct equipment are prepared.
Step 2: Opening the liferaft and inflated
For the inflation of a liferaft we have high capacity air compressors. The system has several filters to prevent the entry of moisture into the the raft.
Step 3: Component Inspection
In the initial inspection the status of elements such as the general condition in checked, like chambers, canopy, reflective tape, ladders, access ramps, water collectors, stabilizers, tumble belts, exterior and interior lighting systems, floor and its union with the rest of the raft among others.
Step 4: Testing
For the tests we have areas with controlled temperature, atmospheric pressure and humidity, the tests are made using digital manometers, thermometers, barometers and hygrometers properly calibrated and approved by the respective manufacturers.
Mandatory tests are carried out, which vary according to the date of manufacture of the liferaft. These can be: Working pressure, overpressure (NAP test), floor seams test, CO2 test, davit launch test and others that the manufacturer can order.
If a loss of pressure greater than that indicated in the respective manufacturers manuals or a rupture of camera or joints is detected, the repair will proceed, as long as it does not exceed the repair limits indicated by the respective manufacturers.
Step 5: Inspection of permanent equipment and Emergency Pack
Approved liferafts shall include a SOLAS or COASTAL emergency equipment, the contents of which shall depend on the distance of coast to which the vessel operates and any flag regulation that may exist.
Elements include: Pyrotechnics (smoke signals, parachute rockets and hand flares), water, rations, First Aid kit, signal lantern with batteries, thermal protective aids, inflator, radar reflector, bailer, sponges, whystle, sea anchor, oars, bags for seasickness, etc.
It must be checked that everything is in good condition and with minimum useful life until the next inspection.
Step 6: High pressure bottle Inspection
The system for activating or inflating liferafts is carried out through a high pressure bottle with a mixture of gases (CO2 + N2) or compressed air depending on the design and the triggering device.
Following strict safety standards and using the tools provided and approved by the respective manufacturers, the high pressure bottle firing head is removed for testing and maintenance.
The actual weight of the bottle is checked. For this purpose we have high precision balances with a tolerance range of + -1 gr.
Every 5 years its mandatory to carry out a firing test or CO2 to the life raft, after which a hydrostatic test must be carried out on the bottle or inflating bottles; We have our own Hydrostatic Bottle Test and CO2 / N2 refilling station, finally a leak detection test is carried out using approved reactive liquids.
Step 7: Deflate, pack and marking
Once the liferaft has passed all the statutory tests,we proceed to deflation and packaging.
The folding, reconnection of all the systems, placement in the hull and sealing is carried out according to the respective manuals of the manufacturers.
After the marking and tagging of the hull, the life raft is ready for delivery on board.
The corresponding certificate is issued.
Our facilities, equipment, experience and personnel allow us to apply the highest international quality standards, at all levels.