Approved by HCA Our Helidecks are also inspected and approved by HCA (Helideck Certifying Agency). Our designs and completed installations are checked and approved by HCA for compliance with CAA CAP 437 requirements .
Our helidecks are now USCG approved . . . We have supplied over ten USCG helidecks to clients operating in the Gulf of Mexico such as SHELL Oil , Harvey Gulf, Hornbeck Offshore and Bordelon Marine, In addition to being approved by all major classification societies, the USCG approval is a major and important milestone for Helidex. We can now serve the many owners, operators and vessel owners in the Gulf of Mexico and allow them the choice of aluminum helidecks and their advantages compared to the limited choice of using steel helidecks..
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Helidex South Carolina Plant 116 Sun N Sand Road | Spartanburg| South Carolina | 29303 | USA P. 864-310-5928 E.
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CAP 437 and Class Approved Aluminum Helidecks

Our helidecks are designed and fabricated to meet the following codes and regulations: HSAC RP 161- Helideck Design Guidelines CAP 437- Standards for offshore helicopter landing areas- 2018 API recommended practice 2L. CAAP 71- Offshore Helidecks ABS - American Bureau of Shipping Brazilian Norman 27, Annex 6 and Brazilian Navy Specifications International civil aviation organization (ICAO) - Heliport design. International maritime organization, IMO. LR - Lloyds Register. UK CCA, CAP 437 DNVGL- Det Norske Veritas. FAA Heliport Design Manual BV - Bureau Veritas. Rina USCG

Class, Third Party Tested…

Tests to confirm compliance with CAP 437 requirements for the deck capacity, safety net drop test and tie-downs pull test are performed for each helideck we manufactured and are performed at our facilities in South Carolina and are witnessed and certified by third party inspectors, Client’s reps and Class surveyors. Shop tested Friction Coefficient: The test revealed a coefficient of friction close to 0.7 in both directions of the deck top surface. Decking planks tested and certified by NRL with a coefficient of friction of 0.67 for unpainted decks and 0.75 for painted decks. Our Safety Net Test Panels are tested as per CAP 437 test dropping a weight of 125kg from a distance of one meter above the net. Our safety net panels have been tested for up to 300 kg (well above test loads) and the mesh, frames or outriggers did not show any signs of damage or failure. Tie-downs Pull Test: Our standard D-ring tie downs are also tested for each deck we supply under their presence of a class surveyor. Our tie- downs meet the stringent requirements of Normam 27 and are rated for about 8t each.
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