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Introducing the Revolutionary Bayards Safedeck: Redefining Helicopter Landing Safety

Experience unmatched safety with the groundbreaking Bayards Safedeck, boasting unparalleled passive fire-suppressing capabilities. In the unfortunate event of a helicopter crash, the risk of a jet fuel spill igniting a fire on the helideck is a looming threat. Despite their perimeter gutter system for fuel drainage, traditional helidecks are prone to jet fuel accumulation, leading to potential catastrophic fires that endanger passengers, crew, and the structural integrity of a building. Moreover, our Safedeck doesn't stop at prevention—it takes immediate action to suppress fires autonomously. By swiftly removing fuel, cutting off the oxygen supply, and implementing cooling mechanisms, our Safedeck ensures rapid fire containment, safeguarding lives and infrastructure. Crafted with precision, the Safedeck's deck surface features strategically placed drain holes, maximizing its fire-suppressing capabilities. Spilt fuel is promptly evacuated from the surface and channelled into the hollows of our extruded aluminium helideck planks, mitigating risks with unparalleled efficiency. 

While initially designed for normally unattended installations (NUI), the Bayards Safedeck is now a staple for manned platforms, setting a new standard for helicopter landing safety. Moreover, our Safedeck doesn't stop at prevention—it takes immediate action to suppress fires autonomously. By swiftly removing fuel, cutting off the oxygen supply, and implementing cooling mechanisms, our Safedeck ensures rapid fire containment, safeguarding lives and infrastructure. Crafted with precision, the Safedeck's deck surface features strategically placed drain holes, maximizing its fire-suppressing capabilities. Spilt fuel is promptly evacuated from the surface, and channelled into the hollows of our extruded aluminium helideck planks, mitigating risks with unparalleled efficiency. While initially designed for normally unattended installations (NUI), the Bayards Safedeck is now a staple for manned platforms, setting a new standard for helicopter landing safety. Trust Bayards Safedeck for unmatched protection and peace of mind in every landing scenario.

Bayards Safedeck helideck fire test complete version - Bayards Archives

In the unfortunate event of a helicopter crash, jet fuel spill is likely to generate a fire outbreak on the helideck. On a conventional helideck, even though the fuel is drained via the perimeter gutter system, jet fuel ponding may occur, ignite and continue to burn until the firefighting system is activated, with potentially devastating effects to passengers, crew, equipment and structure. Following further innovative improvements the Bayards Safedeck is now specially designed to optimally drain any (burning) liquids directly through the perforated deck surface into a drainage system and away from the helideck. This means that the fire is prevented from fully developing and ultimately getting out of control. In fact, it autonomously and immediately suppresses the fire by combining the effects of removing fuel, cutting off oxygen supply, and cooling.

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Water-only DIFFS

Firefighting capabilities are generally limited on unmanned platforms, and a foam system is sometimes not a viable option. In such circumstances, the Safedeck system provides the best alternative, especially in combination with a water-only Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS): 

the firewater is released via a series of pop up nozzles integrated into the helideck surface and quickly flushes the fuel from the deck, as well as providing a cooling effect on any trapped fire, e.g. burning wreckage parts. Such residual fires shall then be tackled by using hand-held extinguishers.

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