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.
Clemson UniversityCollege of Engineering
Clemson, SC United States 29631
United States Coast Guard2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20593
- Harnett, R M
- O'Brien, E M
- Sias, F R
- Pruitt, J R
- Publication Date: 1979-10-20
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 171 p.
- TRT Terms: Buoyancy; Cold weather; Crash exposure; Hypothermia; Protective clothing; Rescue equipment; Survival
- Uncontrolled Terms: Exposure (Human)
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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