What happens during a liferaft service?
- Liferaft is received and registered
- Logbook in the liferaft is completed (proof that the liferaft has been opened and tested)
- Inspection is performed using the VIKING approved inspection checklist
- Certificate of re-inspection is issued
- Full documentation for service is archived according to regulations
- Detailed invoice is issued
- Container is opened and the inflation system dismounted
- Liferaft is removed from the container
- Container shell is cleaned and fiberglass is repaired if needed
- Container is relabelled
- Liferaft is inspected inside and out
- Emergency pack in checked and items replaced if expired according to regulations
- Liferaft equipment is inspected and replaced if needed
- Cylinder operating head, valve, knife and release wire is inspected
- Inflations systems and high pressure hoses are inspected
- CO2 cylinder is checked for correct content level
- Liferaft is deflated, repacked in the container and prepared for dispatch
- Liferaft is inflated with compressed air and pressure tested including a 60 min. working pressure test of the lower buoyancy chamber, upper buoyancy chamber and arch chamber
- If the liferaft is equipped with an inflatable floor, this is pressure tested for 60 min.
Liferaft is subjected to specific tests at various intervals according to international regulations.
- Gas inflation stress test (GI) is conducted every 5 years using the liferaft’s own CO2 cylinder to inflate the liferaft
- Necessary additional pressure test (NAP) at double the working pressure rate is conducted at 11 years end then annually thereafter
- Floor seam test (FS) is performed to check the seams of the internal floor and is conducted at 10 years and then annually
To book a liferaft service with us, contact your local VIKING branch office and we will take care of the whole process.