Accession Number:

AD0730245

Title:

Low Temperature Inflation of Inflatable Liferafts for Merchant Vessels.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 70-Jul 71,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF MERCHANT MARINE SAFETY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Measurement of the Time-To-Inflate performance to two 15-person inflatable liferafts at temperatures of 28, 15, 0, -22, and -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

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE