Dec. 2011 - International Safety & Supply provides Mitsubishi with 6 Vertical Escape
Jan. 2012 - Coastal Spill Supply, a division of International Safety & Supply was
awarded a distributorship for Absorbents and Spill Kits.
Sept. 2012 - International Safety & Supply and Risk Safety Systems delivered 2 IECS
integrated escape chute systems for ENSCO’s 8500 series semi-submersible rigs.
Nov. 2012 - International Safety & Supply enters into a agency agreement with HHSL
LTD who will market ISS products in Trinidad.
Jan. 2013 - International Safety & Supply is now manufacturing fiberglass storage
cabinets under the ISS Brand in Houston, Texas.
April 2013 - ISS is now offering the MAS-67 fully enclosed gravity deployed escape
chute system designed for North Sea Applications.
IECS Integrated Escape Chute
Escape Chute Systems - IECS Integrated Escape Chute
International Safety & Supply is a global Supplier of custom designed escape chute
manufactured by Survitec/Risk Safety Systems located in Houston, Texas USA.
Escaping from danger or fire has never been this easy
Escape chutes provide a means of emergency exit that permits rapid, mass evacuation
from offshore installations during life threatening emergencies. It is uniquely designed
to provide a relatively safe and quick method of vertical escape and is always accessible
and ready for use. it provides a unique solution for vertical escape in sometimes
difficult conditions during an emergency evacuation.
A simple Escape System
The construction of the chute helps to protect the evacuees from heat and fire and
is used to deliver evacuees to safety with very little training. This is sometimes
difficult or impossible using traditional rescue equipment.
The IECS System can be supplied for fixed and variable height applications, The three
layered chute as shown above is ideal for fixed height installations and provides
protection from heat flux when in the chute. For variable height applications a
two chute system is provided. This consists of the top three layered chute which
still provides protection from radiated heat and flux. The lower chute on the variable
height application is the netted zig zag configuration and allows the evacuees to
exit at every one meter section. Therefore if for example the facility is an FPSO
then the evacuees can still escape in a ballast down condition.
IECS - With 7 ft x 7 ft fabricated skid designed to accommodate:
ONE or TWO - 12 - 24 - 30 or 50 man life rafts
Purpose 7ft x 7ft Skid with access gate top chute container with hydraulically dampened
lid, can be supplied to customer specific dimensions if required. Front mounted
life raft cradle suitable for qty two x 12, 24 and 30 man SOLAS rated A or B pack
self righting life rafts.
Lower chute container with trap door that houses the escape chute, 25/30 man debarkation/boarding
raft and stabilization plate.
The stabilization plate weight is calculated using customer supplied met ocean data
and is calculated using the RSS modeling program.
Qty four x 15400Ib Kevlar ropes are used to support the stabilization plate and are
attached under the main skid assembly using heavy duty shackles, the Kevlar ropes
run alongside the escape chute system and through the debarkation raft and attached
to the stabilization plate that sits below the water at between 6/10ft.
The main Kevlar support cables are attached to the chute in the middle and at the
last ring on the escape chute. The cables run freely through the carabineers, this
keeps the chute column inside the Kevlar support ropes but the chute at no time hold
the weight from the stabilization plate.
For variable height applications any unused sections of the netted chute remain in
the base of the debarkation raft when the vessel or platform is in a ballast down
IECS Escape Chute Systems are designed to be mechanical and reduce failure to the
lowest possible levels. No hydraulics, pneumatics or electrical assistance is required.
The deployment mechanism is the mechanical wind down type, and is synchronized to
release the lower chute trap door and front mounted life rafts cradle at the same
IECS - With 14 ft x 14 ft fabricated cantilever frame
If deck space is at a minimum and a 7ft x 7ft cut out is not available with an uninterrupted
drop to sea level, ISS can provide a purpose built heavy duty cantilever frame.
The RSS Cantilever frame is built in line with customer requirements and all structural
calculations are provided to support the design and manufacturer.
The cantilever frame is designed to allow the 7ft x 7ft skid to drop and bolt in
and can be easily removed for service or inspection.
In all cases RSS designs the frame based on customers fitting location and in most
cases structural information is required to ensure the location is suitable.
RSS recently built and supplied eight IECS systems for Exxon Mobil Kiz A/B FPSO’s
in Angola. Each system was supplied with a cantilever frame which is shown in the
photos to the left.
IECS Escape Chute Systems are designed to be low maintenance when compared to Life
Boats and similar systems available on the market. The IECS should be inspected
by the customer on a monthly basis. RSS provide monthly and quarterly inspection
and maintenance schedules. RSS will carry out the annual inspections which would
include testing and re-certifying all life rafts. On the fifth year RSS carry out
a major inspection, this would include removing and inspecting the escape chutes
IECS - Fixed Height Vertical Escape Chute
THREE LAYERED CHUTE OPTION - Requires air gap at the bottom of the chute, suitable
non ballast and calm sea conditions
Three Layered Vertical Escape Chute
Type Grab Method
Suitable for Fixed Height Applications
Requires a 1 meter air gap for Egress
Suitable for use with Life Jackets, Immersion Suites
Suitable for disabled, infirm, unconscious and injured
Provides protection from heat flux up to 650 degrees
Melting point 800 degrees
Minimal physical exertion required whilst in the chute
Provides a controlled yet, rapid descent
Supplied with a SOLAS rated debarkation/boarding raft
No need for evacuees to enter the sea
Chute Available for operating heights up to 60 meters
Chute with integrated life rafts 32 meters drop height in order to retain life raft
IECS - Variable Height Vertical Dual Escape Chute
THREE LAYERED TOP CHUTE - Top Chute, Three Layered and Lower Chute Netted Zig-Zag
Three Layered Vertical Escape Chute.
Type Grab Method.
Suitable for Fixed Height Applications.
If used alone - requires a 1 meter air gap for egress.
Suitable for use with life jackets, immersion suites.
Suitable for disabled, infirm, unconscious and injured.
Provides protection from heat flux up to 650 degrees.
Melting point 800 degrees.
NETTED ZIG ZAG LOWER CHUTE - Integrated with Three Layered Chute for variable height
Kevlar Netted Lower Vertical Escape Chute.
Type Zig Zag with 4ft sections & rear access for variable height.
Suitable for variable height applications.
In ballast down or wave condition unused sections remain coiled in the base of the
Provides a safe and rapid evacuation method
Suitable for use with life jackets, immersion suits
International Safety & Supply - Sales - Service - Training
IECS OPERATING & TRAINING MODULES
In an emergency where personnel are required to evacuate using the IECS the following
procedure should be followed: Assemble at the IECS muster station. Persons designated
Topsides Chute Access Supervisor (TCAS), Debarkation Raft Supervisor (DRS), Life
Raft 1 & 2 Access Supervisors (LRAS) commence duties
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