Advanced systems for rigorous helideck friction testing, and ongoing certification to international and/or local standards.
We carry out testing on behalf of customers in the oil & gas and offshore windfarm sectors, as well as on FPSO vessels, military assets and commercial yachts.
As the surface friction testing of helidecks has become mandatory under CAP 437, it is vital that all helideck operators carry out inspections of the entire helideck/landing area.
Our offshore engineers are fully trained and certified in the use of the UKCAA’s preferred ‘Braked Wheel’ (Findlay Irvine - Micro GT) Continuous Friction Measuring Device (CFMD), which controls wetness of the deck during testing. It includes electronic data collection, storage and processing and allows the entire deck surface to be covered to a resolution of not less than 1m².
A full analysation of the helideck is available on completion of your test and you will be awarded a certificate. You will also be notified of the next test date required, determined by the results of the test.
We have several machines in stock, enabling Swire Energy Services to be readily available at short notice to test on your behalf.
Discover more here about the Findlay Irvine - Micro GT.
Why choose us for friction testing?
Find out more: call our Aviation team on +44 (0)1224 872707 or email Aviation.firstname.lastname@example.org