ELSS Pods & Bags

ELSS Pods & Bags


JFD’s Emergency Life Support Stores (ELSS) Pods are used to transfer supplies to a DISSUB, where they augment the life support system until a rescue can be effected. The Pod’s marginal negative buoyancy allows for easy subsea manoeuvring by diver or ROV.


ELSS Pod Posting Bags

JFD’s Emergency Life Support Store Pod Bags are utilised in the escape hatch of a DISSUB to receive ELSS Pods posted by an ROV or diver in an Intervention Scenario.

JFD’s Pod Bags are in operation world-wide on an array of different class submarines. While the principal design remains consistent, the fitment of each is tailored for each specific hatch type.


Typical ELSS Pod Specification

Principal Particular

  • Length – 970mm incl. handle
  • Min internal Diameter – 300mm
  • Max internal Diameter – 350mm
  • In air weight – < 60kg
  • Text pressure – 960msw
  • Pressure Hull Material – Aluminium 6082/5083
  • ELSS Payload – 25kg

Design Standards

  • Lloyd’s Register – Lloyd’s Rule for Submersibles and 
    Underwater Systems
  • PD5500 – PD5500:2006 Specification for Unfired Fusion
    Welded Pressure Vessels

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In 2015 James Fisher Defence and Divex merged to form JFD.

Today, JFD serves customers in 81 countries across six continents.

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