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Water Weights

Lifeboat and Gangway Testing

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Lifeboat and Gangway Testing

  • Lifeboat and Gangway Testing
Lifeboat Gangway bags

A flexible way to proof load test lifeboats

Our lifeboat system provides a safe, fast, simple and accurate way of proof load testing, with no need for personnel to be in the craft. Loading is achieved with a control manifold and pumping system, and measured by calibrated flowmeter.

WATER WEIGHTS® lifeboat testing system is an extremely safe and simple method of proof load testing. The bags are light and easily positioned and fulfil the requirement for an evenly distributed test load.

A control manifold and pumping system is used to remotely fill and drain the water bags, negating the need for personnel to be in the craft whilst undergoing proof load test.

Loading is measured and verified by means of a calibrated flowmeter.

Life boat & Gangway test bags

WATER WEIGHTS® have developed specially designed water filled proof load bags in cylindrical shape to test life boats and small gangways. Two basic types are available:
The LB type bags ( for life boats) are smaller and easy to fit inside most types of life boats and are supplied in a set, complete with accessories for remote filling and draining. This way access to the life boat is not needed in the dangerous overload situation.
The GT type bags are specially designed for best fit on standard gangways and accommodation ladders to test to the highest standards.

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