Marine - About Us
Since our first marine job in 1969, Deansteel’s marine division has grown to include a full line of custom designed USCG 46CFR and IMO FTP Code marine fire door and frame units. These joiner units range from B-15 singles and pairs to H-120 singles and pairs. Our H-120 door panel design has also successfully passed a two hour jet fire test! Most of our joiner units can also be rated for blast resistance. Ballistic resistance is available on some products.
Our IMO units carry certifications from the US Coast Guard and ABS. The USCG Certificates also have the European "Wheel Mark". Since these are all custom products you may specify cold rolled, galvanized or stainless steel, and options such as lites, louvers and hose ports depending on the fire rating requirements. These door units are ideal for retro-fit projects since they are designed to integrate with both hard and soft core wall systems and are custom engineered to your exact dimensions; they can be bolted or welded into a bulkhead.
Deansteel also fabricates IMO FTP Code fire resistant marine windows certified by the US Coast Guard and ABS. These windows are suited for both interior and exterior applications, have fire ratings ranging from an A-0 to an A-60. They are available in many sizes all the way up to 70” X 85”.
In addition, Deansteel also manufactures a line of steel marine berths which range from single and double standard berths to custom officer’s berths with privacy curtains. We can even provide a Captain's berth with a secure arms locker below.
All of our marine products are designed and built with the harsh offshore environment in mind and are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and meant to give many years of service.
Deansteel Manufacturing Company first ventured into the sheet metal business in 1856 when Joseph Dean, the great-great uncle of Company
Owner and CEO John
Dean, learned the craft of sheet metal working as an Indentured Apprentice issued by the Crown of England. After completing his apprenticeship,
Joseph and his wife immigrated to Texas and set up shop in San Antonio. His primary business consisted of fabricating common steel household
items like pots and pans, rain gutters, and stove pipes to name a few. The Dean name quickly earned a reputation throughout South Central Texas
as a mark of quality workmanship.
In the past 55 years, Deansteel has matured from a small sheet metal
shop to a production facility that encompasses more than 138,000 square
feet, and is equipped with some of the most modern fabricating equipment
available. Deansteel maintains a stock inventory of 4,000 doors and more
than 20,000 frame components to supply to our distributors.