ELSS pods and bags

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JFD's emergency life support stores (ELSS) are used to transfer supplies to a DISSUB, in order to augment the on board life support provision until a rescue can be effected.

JFD’s machined aluminium pods are designed, manufactured and tested to ANEP/MNEP 85, and fully Lloyd’s Register certified for peace of mind.

JFD's emergency life support stores pods are used to transfer supplies to a DISSUB, in order to augment the onboard life support provision until a rescue can be effected.

JFD’s machined aluminium pods are designed, manufactured and tested to ANEP/MNEP 85, and fully Lloyd’s Register certified for peace of mind.

They are utilised in the escape hatch of a DISSUB to safely receive ELSS pods posted by an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) or diver, without the risk of obstructing the hatch. JFD's pod bags are in operation worldwide on an array of different submarine classes. While the principal design remains consistent, the fitment of each is tailored for each specific hatch type.

JFD also provides specialist tooling for ROVs, and support containers which facilitate the safe handling of ELSS assets.

 

Length

Min. internal diameter

Max. internal diameter

In air weight Certified operating depth

Test pressure

Pressure hull material

ELSS payload

Compliance

 

Classification society

Pressure vessel code

 
 

970 mm inc. handle

 

300 mm

 

350 mm

 

 

 

610 msw

 

960 msw

 

Aluminium 6082/5083

 

25 kg

 

ANEP/MNEP 85

 

Lloyd's regulations for classification of submersibles

 

PD5500:2009 Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels

JFD’s pod posting bags allow the safe delivery and recovery of ELSS assets to and from a DISSUB’s escape tower. Once posted, and with hatches shut and drained, ELSS pods can be securely lowered into the submarine using the provided lowering mechanism, without the risk of flooding the tower.

Each pod bag is designed and built in compliance with ANEP/MNEP 85, and has been load-tested and certified for the receipt of a fully-flooded ELSS pod. Safety is further enhanced by the design’s dual-redundant load path.

For ease of stowage each pod posting bag is packaged within its own case.

 

 

 

In order to safely handle ELSS Pods, JFD provides specialist tooling for intervention ROV’s. The Pod grab has been designed for simple, reliable operation and can be fitted to most work-class ROVs.

 

 

 

JFD provides ELSS containers that allow a complete ELSS support package to be easily transported by land, sea and air. JFD’s containers are certified for air transportation and optimised for rapid mobilisation to a vessel of opportunity.

 

 

 

 

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ELSS Pods and Bags

 

 

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