A ramp installed with the SES-Basic allows for a cost-effective solution as it eliminates the need for new drawings. Extra liferafts can be connected to the system after deployment. The boarding ramp can also be used as a liferaft by cutting the ropes.
The fire retardant evacuation chute provides a simple, safe and reliable method for transferring evacuees from deck levels down to sea level. The container is the structural interface to the platform deck. It protects the evacuation chute against all types of weather and consists of a load bearing welded frame for bolting onto a foundation integrated into the deck structure. It can be mounted in-deck cantilevered out from the deck edge.
The system is drop released using a special knife or pneumatic cutter. After the strap has been cut the stabilizing weight, boarding platform and chute fall freely down to sea level. The boarding platform inflates automatically and acts as sea reference point where evacuees can await dry-shod transfer to throw-overboard liferafts or fast rescue boats. The platform is held in place by a stabilizing weight hanging below the waterline. It keeps the escape chute taut and reduces side sideways motion caused by wind and sea current.
Expandable capacity with the use of additional throw-overboard liferafts.
The SES-Basic is NOT a full SOLAS /LSA code type approved system – this is a requirement mainly for vessels. However, a Design Verification report from DNV-GL will be issued.