Nov 4, 2020

Reflex Marine's product testing

At Reflex Marine we believe that open-access to data is a simple and effective way to prove that our products meet the design requirements and can stand the test, protecting passengers in the harsh offshore environments.

We spend thousands of hours working on the development of the safest personnel transfer equipment available on the market. Our Engineering Team spent more than 10,000 hours on the development of the original FROG-XT carriers. The most recent addition to the range: FROG-XT2 involved a further 5,000 hours spent on the design and development of the 2-passenger unit which would provide the same strict performance parameters of the XT-range.

However, Reflex Marine isn’t just driven by numbers and the modelling: all of our designs are subject to testing and offshore trials. 20 years ago we trialed our original FROG carrier in conditions equivalent to Beaufort 6. The development process of the FROG-XT included full-scale impact and immersion testing. Our tests proved the claimed lateral and vertical impact protection to passengers, as well as the ability of the FROG-XT carriers to float and self-right in all loading configurations. We were the first company to fully test the product against the calculated parameters. We continued with that method of product verification. To guarantee the safety of our products, all the results are used to refine the design of the final unit to perfection. The results are clear in our track record: with over a million safe transfers carried out every year and no lost time incidents involving the FROG-XT carriers.

We are proud to have been able to maintain those statistics for years now and we don’t hesitate to share the data on our product testing procedures. You can see the testing videos of our current range of carriers on our YouTube channel:

Extreme testing youtube

Our YouTube channel is a an excellent resource for you to find out more about our products and – if you own one of Reflex Marine carriers or baskets – to learn more about the operating procedures, such as boarding procedures or how to fit in a stretcher. Explore our YouTube channel by following this link: click here.