New offshore suits from Viking

Viking's new PS4191 'is feature-packed and ergonomically enhanced unlike any suit seen before' Viking's new PS4191 'is feature-packed and ergonomically enhanced unlike any suit seen before'

Viking Life-saving Equipment offers an extensive range of safety equipment and clothing for the offshore market and has now introduced a new suit for those working in the offshore sector and who are exposed to more extreme conditions.

This new suit, the PS4191 combines the roles of anti-exposure suit, work suit and as an immersion suit. According to Soren Hansen, the manager for Viking Global Products embracing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), the new suit is highly breathable, thus minimising the risk of heat stress and condensation buildup.

This new suit when fitted with the fully integrated inflatable buoyancy and various lining choices is both an ISO and SOLAS approved suit. Viking claims that it is a viable replacement for three individual pieces of PPE such as the summer suit, the winter suit and a lifejacket which are typically worn in the industry. “The PS4191 is feature-packed and ergonomically enhanced unlike any suit seen before and compared with what people usually wear out there, it is a huge upgrade” said Hansen.

“We always strive to develop even better, safer and more efficient products. Everyone who wears protective gear offshore often does so for many hours a day and they are more than entitled to an opinion about it. We listen to what they have to say, and in fact, this helps us stay at the forefront of improving the wearer’s experience, safety and work-efficiency through better ergonomics and the best combination of features,” said Hansen.

This new range of PPE is particularly aimed at the crews of fast rescue boats and RIBs who often have to operate for long periods in adverse conditions. With the wide range of conditions in which crews have to operate the possibility of changing the inner linings to suit the conditions allows the suits to be quickly adapted without the cost of having separate suits for different conditions.

Viking has also upgraded its range of PPE for offshore aviation, continuing a flow of product innovations that have long made it the first choice of many offshore helicopter operators and for the crews who have to fly in the helicopters.

Viking also offers contracts for sourcing and servicing of safety equipment.” Our safety agreements can be set up to manage all aspects of an offshore asset owner’s safety equipment sourcing and servicing tasks at predictable and transparent prices,” said Benny Carlsen, the Viking Senior Vice President of Global Sales. “A wide range of safety equipment services can be added under the concept, including evacuation systems, liferafts, fire safety equipment, PPE and lifesaving appliances.”

Visit Viking Lifesaving Equipment at Seawork International 2017 on stand PB125.

By Dag Pike

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