The design and construction of a ship door depend on the specific requirements of the vessel and the area of the ship where it is located. The type of door needed for the bridge, engine room, or cargohold will be different from the type needed for a passenger cabin or crew quarters. In general ship doors are constructed using high-quality steel / aluminium, which is chosen for its durability, strength, and resistance to corrosion.
Ship doors are used in a variety of applications throughout modern maritime industry. Some of the most common applications include:
Access and Exit Points: are used to provide access to different parts of the ship, including the bridge, engine room, cargo hold, and living quarters.
Watertight doors: these doors are designed to prevent the ingress of water into the ship, helping to keep the vessel afloat in case of flooding or other water-related hazards.
Weathertight doors: are a type of door commonly used on ships to prevent wind, water and moisture from entering the vessel. Weathertight doors are typically made of steel or other sturdy materials and feature rubber or neoprene gaskets that create a tight seal when the door is closed.
Fire doors: ship doors can also be designed to be fire-resistant, helping to prevent the spread offlames and smoke throughout the ship in case of fire.
Blast doors: Blast doors are designed to withstand the pressure and impact of explosive forces, protecting the ship and its occupants in case of an attack or other security-related incident.
Security doors: ship doors can be fitted with various locking and security mechanisms to prevent unauthorized access to restricted areas of the ship.
Special doors: customized, combining various functions, designed and manufactured at the customer’s request