Galvanized Steel SHARKCAGES™ Prove Their Mettle in Demanding Environment
A diver’s equipment is essential for safety. The masks, air tanks, hoses and flippers are the difference between success and danger. Ensuring their good condition is paramount for any professional – even more so when those pros are part of the United States Military. Imagine the surprise, then, when a set of personal equipment lockers at a Southeast base began to show signs of salt water damage just two years after installation. The salinized water was eating away at the lockers’ metal, sometimes creating sharp metal edges that had the potential to cut through rubber – be it in a suit or a hose.
HOW STORAGE MADE THE DIFFERENCE.
A Special Forces dive school in the Southeast noticed that after just two years with its existing equipment storage lockers, the ocean’s salt water was having an adverse effect on the lockers’ integrity. Eager to find a replacement made with durable, dependable galvanized steel, the unit opted for an upgrade to specially designed lockers made out of “Sharkcages.” Designed initially for modular, intermodal warehousing and transport, they were reconfigured to serve as walk-in lockers. Working like a charm, they definitely left a mark.
“These lockers were custom built for us. We got exactly what we wanted."
– Resource Manager for Air Force Special Forces Dive Unit