Accession Number : AD0923209

Title :   Pre-Approval Tests of Four Man Inflatable Liferaft.

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT DIV

Report Date : 27 JAN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Inflatable liferafts for use on vessels subject to Coast Guard inspection are approved only by the Commandant, U. S. Coast Guard, Washington, D. C. Before any action is taken on any design of inflatable liferaft, detailed plans covering fully the arrangement and construction of the inflatable liferaft, material specifications, and description of construction methods are submitted to the Commandant, U. S. Coast Guard. If these are satisfactory, a local marine inspector witnesses construction and certain tests of the raft at the manufacturers plant. The raft is then forwarded to the Coast Guard Field Testing and Development Unit, for testing. This report covers pre-approved tests on a 4-man inflatable liferaft.

Descriptors :   (*LIFE RAFTS, FIELD TESTS), INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, COAST GUARD RESEARCH, MOORING, AIR PRESSURE, LEAKAGE(FLUID), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), ACCEPTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE