When it comes to offshore doors, quality is of great importance. Watertight doors are there to serve a very important function and that is to keep the water out. High quality doors will stop accidents happening and mean you can work knowing you are safe from the sea coming flooding in during the next big storm. But just what do you need to look for to ensure your offshore doors are the best?
High Quality Seal
The seal around your door is of great importance as no matter how good a watertight door is, if the seal fails then the water will come flooding in anyway. Make sure the seal is checked regularly as wear and tear can stop it working at its best.
Good quality doors will be very thick, meaning they can withstand the pressure of water even during the most furious storms. They should be constructed from cover plates and come in various thicknesses, so make sure you pick a thickness suitable for your vessel to get the best protection.
A clip opening mechanism will provide more safety than a single one, and therefore you should be looking for doors with this feature. Many doors come with up to twelve clips providing you with excellent protection.
Finally, it is important to make sure that the doors and opening mechanisms are fitted correctly by professionals, and that all members of staff know exactly how to use them and do so correctly. On-going maintenance is also important, in order to make sure that damage doesn’t get done and every day wear and tear does not start to affect the performance. A good watertight door can save lives when out at sea, so make sure you pick wisely. Nobody wants an accident whilst so vulnerable to nature.