05 • Available Accessories

The basic shelter can be equiped with a wide range of accessories, the most popular of which are the following:

  • set of slings for shelter lifting and tying – down
  • 4 twistlocks for securing shelter to vehicle platform through bottom ISO corners
  • 4 lifting legs
  • 4 leveling feet
  • step ladder (of fixed or adjustable length) to reach the shelter when installed on a truck
  • set of pioneer tools (pick, batchet, shovel, hammer)
  • first aid kit
  • repair kit
  • portable fire extinguisher
  • blackout curtain on entry door
  • window
  • emergency exit
  • window combined with emergency exit
  • power entry panel (for non EMP shelters)
  • power entry box (for EMP shelters)
  • signal entry panel (for non EMP shelter)
  • signal entry box (for EMP shelters)
  • power distribution box
  • ceiling lights
  • emergency lights
  • microswitch on door foe the automatic control of internal lights
  • airconditioner
  • NBC filter
  • Electric fan
  • Grounding device
  • Forniture (desks, chairs, racks, etc.)
  • Cable ducts
  • Provisions for equipment installation: threaded inserts rails

04 • Basic Shelter

The shelter is always equiped with a number of additional items, some standard (e. g. the entry door) and some purely optional (accessories).

The basic configuration (or basic shelter) consists of the cabin plus the standard items only, which are:

  1. 1. access door
  2. 2. padlock whith keys
  3. 3. device for emergency unlocking of door
  4. 4. key container
  5. 5. rain gutter over door
  6. 6. skids under the floor for shelter towing. Two types are used. Flexible (for mod. RP. 357) and rigid (for all other models)
  7. 7. grounding point on a vertical angle 
  8. 8. folding steps on a vertical angle for climbing on roof
  9. 9. reinforcement at the center of the roof for protection against the possible fall of the lifting cable hook (“sling plate”)
  10. 10. compasses device for holding door in open position
  11. 11. drain hole with screw plug in floor
  12. 12. floor carpet in anti – skid and electrically insulating material
  13. 13. tie – down slings (for mod RP. 200T and RP. 357 only)
  14. 14. emergency exit (for mod. RP. 200T and RP. 357 only)

02 • Structure of Technical Shelter

The R.I. & PSH shelters are formed by 6 panels having a sandwich structure; the sandwich consisting of 2 aluminium plates of variable thinckness (usually between 0,8 and 1,2 mm) with a panel of 500 mm thock polyurethane foam in between.
Inside each panelthere are various ribs in light alloy, which, not only supply mechanical strength, but also provide useful anchoring points for the shelter operational equipment.

Between the ribs and the alumiunium plates there are two strips of marine plywood, witch work as thermal barriers.
The best state-of-the-art resins are used for panel bonding, done in a hot-plate press.
The six panels that fom the shelter are connected by
- 12 external angles (8 horizontal and 4 vertical)
- 8 corner fittings, usually of the ISO type, as used in standard containers, but modified so as not to protrude inside the shelter.

These corner fittings offer positive ancoring points for the shelter lifting and tie-down slings.
Bonding elements basically consist of rivets (for the angles) and bolts (for the corner fittings).
The system tightness is guaranteed by using blind rivets and sealing seams on all external surfaces.
On all shelters here an RFI attenuation of at least 60 dB is required, the door frame is equipped with metallic gaskets specially made for R.I & PSH.

(P/N 9.501.522.003) and all fre openings, such as air inlets and outlets, are protected with special built shielding panels, which proved more effective than standard honeycomb filters.
The door frame (P/N 9.134.143.999) and doorway frame (P/N 9.134.143.998) are also a R.I & PSH design and it is preciselly the special shape of these frames, together with the above mentioned gaskets, that make the door of shelters so effective against electromagnetic interference.
For standardization purposes, the same frames are used, without gaskets, on unshielded shelters. This makes it possible to shield shelters even already delivered.

Again for standardization purposes, the structure described above is used on all Models, even throught, in the case of mod. RP 200 (S.250) and RP 357 (S.280), our solutions differ slightly from the ones indicated in the applicable MIL’ S. In fact MIL – S – 55541 and MIL –S -55286 do not contemplate, for instance, the use of ISO type corner fittings (a NATO requirement). However, if a 100% compliance with the above mentioned MIL’ S is required, the structures of Mod. RP. 200T and mod. RP. 357 will be modified accordingly.

03 • Compliance with Military Specifications

Shelters are manufactured according to the following military specifications:

Tabella Requisiti Militari

Besides indicating the tecnica characteristics shelters should have, military specifications describe the inspection tests that should be performer in order to verify if a shelter does have such characteristics.
All NATO type shelters manufactured in recent years have been successfully submitted to such acceptance tests, under the supervision of both Client’s and End User’s representatives.

The Quality Assurance System (A. Q.) applied in shelters division enjoys AQAP – 1 status. AQAP -1 is NATO’ s top rating in Q. A. System.

01 • Special Shelters

Besides RFI shielded shelters, R.I. & PSH has developed and manufactured, on its own or in cooperation with other companies, a full range of special shelters, among which:

- EMP protected shelters
- Shelters with mobile bullet-proof armour plating (balistic shelters)
- N-compatible shelters
- Modular shelters

Modular Buildings
Industrial Buildings
Technical Shelters