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New VIKING ETSO transport suit tough to beat

“When it comes to passenger suits for helicopter transfer, there are a number of commonly used materials and features that are well-suited to the task,” says Jens Peter Kruse, Vice President, PPE at leading maritime and fire safety equipment manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment. “We’ve taken this into account with our new suit, and we’ve made a tremendous number of comfort and safety improvements, too.” Jens Peter is referring to VIKING’s latest addition to what is already the […]

Hansen Protection SeaAir – Suit for helicopter transport offshore

The most « intelligent » suit – ever! For offshore, helicopter transport and as a personal abandonment suit on the installation. Outer layer in 100% waterproof, flame retardant fabric   Inner lining that provides insulation and buoyancy. An Intelligent fabric stabilise the inside temperature of the suit and reduces body sweat significantly Double-welded seams and approved reflective tape Approved emergency light, buddy line, integrated lifting strap and open collar for rescue Insulated three finger gloves with waterproof zipper and inside cuffs with pulse warmer […]

Intelligent suit for helicopter travel

Development cooperation between SINTEF and special clothing manufacturer Helly Hansen has led to offshore workers on the Norwegian continental shelf being issued with helicopter suits that keep their wearers either warm or cool as conditions require. Tests in the pool at SINTEF showed that the newly developed suit provides good protection against loss of body heat if a helicopter downs in the sea. In 2008, the two partners were nominated for Norway’s most prestigious design prize for the suit.  Dissatisfied […]