Full steam ahead for composite ship doors and hatches

VABO Composites (Emmeloord, The Netherlands) has added to its wide range of composite products these ship doors and hatches that offer a 50% weight reduction vs. conventional steel doors. Cost reduction, says Arnold Vaandrager, director of VABO Composites (Emmeloord, The Netherlands), is the most important factor in the commercial shipping world. To meet that need, … Continued

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Acoustic tests

Due to high demand from the market we are testing the acoustic performance of the doors. With minor changes to the design we can reach 38dB attenuation in combination with B30 fire rating.

fatique tests

Fatigue tests

All products are analyzed using FEM analysis. We are preparing fatigue tests to test the durability of the doors to ensure ‘real life’ matches the theory.