UL 1177
Standard for Buoyant Vests

DETAILS
Edition Number:3SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2007-06-19DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2015-10-30
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover marine buoyant vests that use kapok, fibrous glass, or unicellular polyvinyl chloride or polyethylene foam flotation material, and are intended to be used in accordance with the applicable Regulations of the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

    1.2 The devices covered by these requirements are intended for USCG approval under 46 CFR 160.047, 160.052, or 160.060.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • Part
          • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Units of Measurement
          • 3 Undated References
          • 4 Components
          • 5 General
          • 6 Glossary
        • PART I – STANDARD KAPOK, FIBROUS GLASS, OR FOAM DEVICES
          • CONSTRUCTION
          • 7 General
          • 8 Kapok or Fibrous Glass Devices
          • 9 Foam Devices
          • 10 Stitching – All Devices
          • MATERIALS
          • 11 General
            • 11.1 Buoyant materials
            • 11.2 Covering materials (for kapok or fibrous glass only)
            • 11.3 Envelope materials
            • 11.4 Tie tape, belt loops, and reinforcing tape
            • 11.5 Body straps
            • 11.6 "D" rings and snap hooks
            • 11.7 Other means of closure
          • 12 Survivor Locating Means
            • 12.1 Survivor locating lights
            • 12.2 Retroreflective tapes
          • PERFORMANCE
          • 13 Buoyancy Test for Buoyant Pad Inserts
          • 14 Buoyant Pad Insert Seam Test
          • 15 Seam Strength Test
          • 16 Reinforcing Tape Strength Test
          • 17 Closure Strength Test
          • 18 Marking Permanency Test
          • MARKINGS
          • 19 General
          • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
          • 20 General
          • 21 Required Texts
          • 22 Optional Texts
        • PART II – NONSTANDARD BUOYANT VESTS
          • CONSTRUCTION
          • 23 General
          • MATERIALS
          • 24 General
          • 25 Hardware
          • 26 Body Straps
          • 27 Belt Loops
          • 28 Tie Tapes
          • 29 Thread
          • 30 Zippers
          • 31 Seams
          • 32 Coatings
          • 33 Drawstrings
          • 34 Survivor Locating Means
          • PERFORMANCE
          • 35 General
          • 36 Flotation Stability Test
          • 37 Jump Test
          • 38 Buoyancy Distribution Tests
            • 38.1 Distribution test
            • 38.2 Loss distribution test
          • 39 Buoyancy Test
          • 40 Water Retention Test
          • 41 Dynamic Strength Test
          • 42 Tie Tape Attachment Strength Test
          • 43 Tensile Test
          • 44 Temperature Tests
            • 44.1 General
            • 44.2 High temperature test
            • 44.3 Low temperature test
          • 45 Flame Exposure Test
          • 46 Strength Tests
            • 46.1 Insert envelope seam
            • 46.2 Seam strength test
          • 47 Volume Displacement Test
          • 48 Donning Test for Devices for Persons Weighing 50 – 90 Pounds, or 90 Pounds or More
          • 49 Donning Test for Devices for Persons Weighing Less than 50 Pounds
          • 50 Pull Test
          • 51 Body Strap/Hardware Secureness Test
          • 52 Operability Force Test
          • MARKINGS
          • 53 General
          • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
          • 54 General