EVALUATION OF CANADIAN FORCES LIFE-PRESERVERS TO DETERMINE COMPLIANCE WITH AIR STANDARDIZATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE AIR STANDARD 61/4

Authors
  1. Firth, J.A.
  2. Smith, R.W.
  3. Steffler, J.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Medical Life Support Division (MLSD) of this Institute (DCIEM) examined the floatation characteristics of four types of current Canadian Forces (CF) life preservers, to determine compliance with Air Standardization Coordinating Committee Air Standard 61/4 - Floatation and Sea Survival, Test Methods and Requirements. Laboratory and swimming pool tests indicated general compliance with the Air Standard, but revealed shortcomings in the floatation angle of two types tested, the ease and ability to locate and grasp the inflation toggle and the mean buoyancy requirements for all four types of life preservers.
Report Number
83-C-38 — Technical Communication
Date of publication
15 Jul 1983
Number of Pages
35
DSTKIM No
85-00328
CANDIS No
45164
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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