US Made Helidecks…We procure our decking based on our design from reputable mills in the US. Our decking material is backed by Mill Certs and ABS certs. All certs are checked thoroughly to ensure compliance with project specifications. Only marine grade alloys are in our helidecks.
Helflex 6000 Decking Planks…
Helidex decks feature the proprietary pre-engineered/ Patented Heliflex 6000 aluminum decking planks. The Heliflex planks have been in use
throughout the world for over 15 years and have a solid track record. The tongue and groove planks are the lightest and strongest planks in the industry
and offer the following features:
Marine-grade aluminum alloy construction
Lightweight: weight savings of up to 60% over steel
Lightweight - 8.3 pounds per square foot (9.1 psf for the 12” Helifex 6000DL)
Provided in standard 6005-T5 aluminum or other grades as selected by clients.
Watertight assembly ◦ Certified friction Coefficient over 1.0 (certified by DNV) well in excess of the .68 required
CAP 437 coefficient of friction. Coefficient of friction also checked and verified by Shell Oil,
In addition to ridges, cross knurling of the surface is applied during the extrusion process
Decking planks are procured from reputable aluminum mills in the US. Our mill suppliers are certified by DNV
Decking planks have been fire tested and certified by DNV. The Heliflex 6000 CL planks have been tested for a
10 minute burn test under a specified loading condition by DNV.
The V shape decking is the most popular decking shape used in the industry and is used by virtually all current
helideck suppliers. Heliflex 6000 planks are the original "V" shaped planks and the only patented shape in the
Heliflex planks can be attached to any type of support framing with our patented Heligrip clamping system. The
Heligrip system consisting of clamps, and carriage bolts attached the decking planks to our Patented Heliflex
I14 and I18 aluminum beams through slots built-in the I beam top flange. Holes are not required for this system.
Planks can also be clamped to existing or new steel framing.
Paint marking is usually achieved by using a wash primer and polyurethane top coat. No special surface
preparation is required.
The Original “V” Shaped Decking Planks …
Heliflex 6000 Decking PlanksHelidex developed the original “V” shape aluminum planks and the shape has been in use since 1998. We offer the 10” wide Heliflex 6000 CL for our standard pancakes and the Helifelx 6000 DL For our SED (Safe Deck) pancakes
Load Tested…Our decking is load tested at our manufacturing facility for the required design loads to meet the project specifications. Test are witnessed by Class surveyor and FAT certificate is issued by Class for every single helideck we supply.Clients should request load testing for all helidecks they’re procuring from Helideck suppliers to ensure the adequacy of material they’re procuring. FAT results should be requested from Class.
Decking tested for Friction…The Heliflex 6000 decking include a built-in slip resistance surface not requiring a special anti-slip coating. Friction coefficient certified by NLR.