Flight Deck Edge Safety Nets
High Performance Cordage-Deck Edge Nets (HPC-DEN)
QinetiQ North America’s high performance cordage deck edge safety nets (HPC-DEN) provide safety and fall protection at sea and on land. These lightweight and durable nets are typically installed around the perimeter of helicopter landing pads on maritime vessels, offshore installations, and building rooftops.
HPC-DEN cord construction consists of a high strength fiber inner core, a protective outer sleeve for ultraviolet and abrasion resistance plus a coating for added environmental protection. The cord is machine woven into bulk netting, and can be fabricated into a square or diamond pattern and to a variety of shapes and sizes.
HPC-DEN cordage is light enough to float on water, making it ideal for marine rope and cordage applications. Because the fibers are hydrophobic, they will not absorb moisture or deteriorate in water. Flight deck edge safety nets are approved for use by US Navy Drawing Number 8436625 “Safety Nets, Deck Edge, Aluminum Frame, Synthetic Net” and are currently being installed on maritime vessels including the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet.