Viking Introduces Design-Your-Own Lifejackets

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Viking Life-Saving Equipment has launched a new product line: design-your-own inflatable SOLAS lifejackets.  Made possible by a new, modular design, Viking customers can tailor their own solutions for specific working conditions, such as those encountered in maritime environments, as well as offshore wind power, offshore welding and other industrial conditions.

The company offers a variety of options, including a choice of 180 Newton or 275 Newton buoyancy for those carrying extra weight, such as tool belts.  There's a selection of three different closure (buckle) types, including an optional integrated harness for offshore wind industry workers.  Cover materials range from durable Cordura, wipe clean covers to aluminum covers for welders or fire situations.  A host of accessories and colors are also available.  All combinations are SOLAS approved.  So no matter how the lifejacket is designed, it will fulfill the existing and future SOLAS requirements described in MSC-200(81).

Viking CEO Henrik Uhd Christensen says the new lifejackets are part of the company's drive to provide flexible and fast solutions to a changing market.  "We've always offered a choice of models and styles, but if our customers wanted to change any detail of the standard specification it would take a while to get the approvals through.  Now, an offshore welder can quickly and easily specify a spark-resistant aluminum covering with a host of personal features, while someone else working in an oily or greasy production area of a platform may prefer some of the same features with a wipe clean cover."

www.viking-life.com
 

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