Marine Aviation Survival Training (MAST) Facility

Marine Aviation Survival Training (MAST) Facility

Marine Aviation Survival Training (MAST) Facility 

This revolutionary training facility, designed for use in water survival and underwater egress training for the
Oil & Gas, aviation and marine sectors, is anchored by a (25m length X 14m width X 5m depth) pool with extreme environmental  effects. The MAST facility is able to create the ultimate practical training experience in simulated real world conditions for personnel working in harsh or high-risk conditions.

This facility will meet SSTL’s ongoing requirements for size (pool area available for multiple training programs), practical training elements, and current training technology (equipment, best practices). This new facility will allow us to further our contribution to R&D with the use of environmental effects that simulate real-world conditions.

Structure General Specifications

  • Steel-framed, freezer panel cladded building conducive to cold weather training
  • Inside building height of 50’
  • 25m X 14m X 5m uniform depth (pool) with 1m freeboard
  • 7M pool aprons with available pool deck space for staging equipment 448 sq. metres
    24 trainee capacity classrooms (2) and conference room (each 20’ x 24’) with the latest Smartboard 70” touchscreen technology
  • Change rooms / washrooms

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Wave Generating Hardware

tempest-survival-training-pool-SSTLThe Tempest range of wave generators are designed to produce a range of very realistic sea conditions within a controlled environment.

The equipment has been refined over the last 25 years to give unrivalled performance both in terms of wave characteristics and long term reliability.

The Tempest wave generator is capable of producing waves anywhere from 500mm to 1800mm high all controlled from a remote panel allowing the operator to vary the wave height or formation at the flick of a switch.

In addition we have designed special wave absorption chambers that ensure accurate repeatability of any wave formation, thus making any survival training exercises the same for every group of users.

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The MAST is verified for the testing of:

  • Marine Immersion Suits as per the requirements in CAN/CGSB 65.17-2012 Water Ingress
  • Aviation Liferafts as per the requirements of FAA TSO-C70a Sections 6.2.3.1 Water Tests and 6.2.3.2 Sea Trials

Environment Effects

Waves
Wind
Rain
Fog
Sound and Visual Effects

Waves

Tempest 4-chamber wave system
Capable of replicating realistic sea states with up to 1.9 m waves 7 different consistent sustained wave patterns

SSTL is also an authorized distributor of the
Wave systems by Tempest
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Wind

Two hydraulic, purpose built variable wind generators capable of up to 100 KM of wind speed.Each equipped with 6 rain nozzles.

Rain

Up to 100 psi 7 nozzle, overhead deluge rain-making system

Fog

Two theater max, sea smoke and fog generators

Sound and Visual Effects

16 speaker, BOSE, DMX, theater surround sound.
DMX controlled tri colour LED pool and theatre lighting.
Lighting and sound systems integrated to simulate adverse weather effects including thunder and lightning simulations.



Training Technology

Shallow Water Platform
Jumping/Diving platforms
Crane
Underwater Escape Simulators
Replica Ship’s Hull
Helicopter Rescue Hoist
High Angle Rope

Shallow Water Platform

Depth and gradient adjustable

Staging area for training or equipment (testing) applications

Jumping/Diving platforms

Heights of 1m, 2m, 5m, 7m and 10m

Crane

5000 kg SWL Lloyd’s Register certified, built for purpose, cross gantry, personnel riding bridge crane

Underwater Escape Simulators

Two METS Model 40s configurable to Rotary Wing and Fixed Wing Aircraft configurations

Replica Ship’s Hull

With gangway, scramble net and pilot’s ladder

Helicopter Rescue Hoist

Breeze-Eastern 20200 Hoist

Static (7m platform) and dynamic (affixed to aircraft simulator) mounted

High Angle Rope

Internal and external anchors point for high angle rope rescue exercises.

  • MAST Facility Overview

  • MAST Facility Demonstration

  • MAST Facility-Outdoor/indoor