LOW TEMPERATURE INFLATION OF INFLATABLE LIFERAFTS FOR MERCHANT VESSELS

Measurement of the Time-To-Inflate performance to two 15-person inflatable liferafts at temperatures of 28, 15, 0, minus 22, and minus 27 degrees Fahrenheit. One raft employed a conventional carbon dioxide inflation system and the other a compressed-air aspirator system with an ambient air inlet. The two rafts, identical in size and shape, were of the type used as lifesaving equipment on merchant vessels. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Merchant Marine Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Daniels Jr, M R
    • Spearman, J W
  • Publication Date: 1971-5-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00025666
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1972 12:00AM