Flexypatch-Flex is a flexible device made of high density CR foam and reinforced rubber that in combination with its neodymium magnets or suckers it has, adapt it self to flat, curved or distorted surfaces and is able of standing in the deployment place and to make watertight small in wide opening under it.
It is used mainly to:
- Plug instantaneously a water ingress
- Set up a grated sea chest box for internal repairs
- Cut off shell plating oil spill
- Fast refloating of sunk vessels or artefact
Our flexypatch - FLEX is specially indicated to plug instantaneously a water ingress created by fractures, weapon impacts, corrosion holes and pinholes.
It can be used to set up a grated sea chest box to work in dry conditions, to weld, crop and/or renew wasted plates, or to modify any part of the sea chest boundaries without lifting the vessel or placing it in drydock
In combination with some of our provided accessories, it can be used to weld with standard shore welding procedures a fracture, pitting, pinhole, or even to renew permanently a damaged shell plating plate by using a special procedure. Repairs made with our procedure are considered permanents by class and not conditions of classes are imposed so that your tonnage commercial operativity will not be limited.
It can be used also to cut off oil spills from damaged shell plating when the head of liquids is not very high.
Our flexypatch - FLEX model is surprising efficient to plug and make watertight fractures and holes caused by corrosion, grounding or collision so that the vessel can be re-floated easily, safely and fast.
Our flexypatch - FLEX can be ordered with magnets or suckers, or with combination of them, allowing to place it on soft non-ferrous materials such as aluminium or GRP.
Several sizes of our flexypatch-flex have been catalogued by NATO / OTAN and they are actually been used by the US Navy, Spanish Navy and Portuguese Navy.See how it works in this indor video