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Federal Equipment Company specializes in customized closures for the world’s most demanding applications.
T-AKE Class Ships - Roller Curtain Doors
Federal Equipment Company designed, manufactured and delivered all of the shipboard roller curtain door assemblies to General Dynamics NASSCO for the T-AKE class ships 1 through 14. This T-AKE Class roller curtain door ship set consisted of our heavy duty stainless steel slat roller curtain cargo doors and our 40 psf wind load rated helicopter hangar door assemblies.
"Deepwater" National Security Cutters (NSC) - Roller Curtain Doors
Federal Equipment Company was awarded the task of designing and manufacturing the next generation helicopter hangar door system for Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (now Huntington Ingalls) for their Deepwater NSC class ship. This heavy duty helicopter hangar door system consists of 40 psf wind load rated with all aluminum construction. These port and starboard roller curtain door assemblies were designed and constructed to accommodate all of the NSC Class Ships flight deck mission requirements..
Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) - Roller Curtain Doors
Federal Equipment Company was awarded the task of designing and manufacturing the next generation Helicopter Hangar Door System for the Bath Iron Works / General Dynamics’ Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project. This heavy duty helicopter hangar door system consists of 40 psf wind load rated with all aluminum construction. These port and starboard roller curtain door assemblies were designed and constructed to accommodate all of the LCS Class Ships flight deck mission requirements.
You can see our state-of-the-art doors, both inside and out, in the LCS video below:
T-AKE Class Ships – Fire Doors
Federal Equipment Company was tasked to design and manufacture class A-60 rated “Fire Doors” for the T-AKE class ships built by General Dynamics NASSCO. The “Fire Doors” are electronically operated solid panels that become a moveable bulkhead and are utilized to separate the helo-hangar area from interior cargo handling areas onboard the ship.
The doors are constructed of ¼” thick steel plate with A-60 fire rated insulation applied between the vertical and horizontal door stiffeners. An imunescent expandable “fire seal” is present around the perimeter of each door to provide a seal with the adjoining bulkhead to prevent the passing of heat and smoke in the event of fire. Each T-AKE class ship has two such doors onboard, one measuring 17’ wide x 9’-2” tall and the other, 14’ wide x 9’2” tall. These doors have been tested and certified to meet the A-60 fire door rating requirements.