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Factory acceptance tests

Factory acceptance tests

Commissioning is the process of fine-tuning the installed equipment so that it works correctly and performs its functions. They are carried out in stages, starting from the manufacturer's workshop, where important equipment is checked before being sent to the shipyard. These checks carried out by the manufacturer are called Factory Acceptance Test (FAT). They confirm that the equipment was in order when it left the shop.

The lifebuoy is an individual rescue device for helping the drowning. It is a float made of solid material, has a torus shape, bright color and reflective bands. If necessary, it can be equipped with a luminous buoy, to detect the lifebuoy on the water in the dark. Withstands loads when dropped into the water from a height of at least 30 m.

According to the rules of the RRR, vessels must be equipped with lifebuoys on both sides of the ship, with a line of at least 30 m., In the amount of 2 pcs. for ships less than 30 meters, and 4 pcs. for ships more than 30 meters.

There are:

• in the place of installation of the seawall;

• on the pilot boat at the pilot's landing site;

• at the place of production of outboard work;

• for passenger operations at sea, in the area of ​​transplantation;

When mooring:

• on the boat, with a line of 15 m;

When towing:

• near the place where the tow rope is closed and when performing other works on the raft, with a line of at least 25 m.

The lifebuoys meet the requirements of SOLAS-74, RMRS and RRR.