DNV—GL — DESIGN OF FREE—FALL LIFEBOATS
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The latest edition of the DNV GL standard released to specify the fundamental principles and general requirements and guidelines for the site specific technical design of lifeboats of the free-fall type together with their launching appliances including davits, release units and skids. There are three main areas of focus in this document.
The first is the structural safety covering the safety of the lifeboat hull and canopy against any sort of structural damage, The second area is the human safety addressing the limitation imposed on the human body acceleration. Finally, the third area of concern is the headway, meaning enough forward speed of the lifeboat after launching.
The standard provides internationally recognized safety standard for this types of lifeboats, defining the minimum applicable requirements for the lifeboat design and construction materials, operation, maintenance, repair and requalification.
The document may serve as a valuable technical reference containing necessary information about the design that will be useful for the lifeboat designers, contractors/purchasers and regulatory bodies. All main aspects have been covered including environmental conditions and design philosophy, structural design, load effects, basic design principles and many others.
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