Experimental Evaluations of Selected Immersion Hypothermia Protection Equipment.
Final rept. 5 Jun 78-30 Jun 79,
CLEMSON UNIV S C COLL OF ENGINEERING
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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 appealwearer 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 C 35 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. Author
- Protective Equipment