EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF SELECTED IMMERSION HYPOTHERMIA PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

This report summarizes an experimental test program conducted with state-of-the-art hypothermia protection equipment. Tests included the following attributes: cold-protection effectiveness, mobility reduction, fatigue induction, ease of donning, buoyancy, aesthetic appeal/wearer confidence, flame resistance and reliability. Cold-protection effectiveness is expressed in terms of survival-time estimates for individuals, with selected body structures, wearing the test articles in 1.7 deg C (35 deg F) water. The data from these investigations is intended to collectively support the selection of equipment best suited for use by recreational boaters, Coast Guard crewmen and merchant mariners.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clemson University

    College of Engineering
    Clemson, SC  USA  29631

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Harnett, R M
    • O'Brien, E M
    • Sias, F R
    • Pruitt, J R
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-20

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 171 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-79-79 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-72074-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM