UL 1180
Standard for Fully Inflatable Recreational Personal Flotation Devices

DETAILS
Edition Number:2SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2009-02-13DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2012-11-27
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover adult recreational wearable devices having at least one buoyancy compartment that relies upon inflation by gas or other medium to provide flotation to the wearer, for use by individuals at least 16 years of age and weighing 80 pounds (36.3 kg) or more.

    1.2 These requirements cover devices intended for general boating activities where impacts with the water or other objects (i.e. those which occur during water skiing, white water paddling, personal watercraft use, and parasailing) are not likely.

    1.3 These requirements cover rearming kits for the devices covered by this Standard.

    1.4 Several levels of performance are set out by this standard to meet the needs of various boating activities, locations, and water conditions. The performance levels are designated by performance type.

    1.5 A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the requirements in this standard, and that involves a risk of fire or of electric shock or injury to persons shall be evaluated using appropriate additional component and end-product requirements to maintain the level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this standard. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific requirements or provisions of this standard does not comply with this standard. Revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision, and implementation of this standard.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 References
          • 3 Units of Measurement
          • 4 Definitions
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 5 Inflatable Devices
          • 6 Components and Materials
          • 7 Sizing and Arrangement
          • 8 Inflatable Compartments
          • 9 Over-Pressure-Relief Valves
          • 10 Inflation Systems
          • 11 Deflation Systems
          • 12 Closure, Adjustment, and Attachment Means
          • 13 Seams and Stitching
          • 14 Buddy Line
        • PERFORMANCE
          • GENERAL
          • 15 Selection and Preparation of Test Samples
          • USE CHARACTERISTICS TESTS
          • 16 Test Participants
          • 17 Ease of Donning, Adjustment and Operation Test
          • 18 Inflated Donning Test
          • 19 Ease of Use Test
          • 20 Post-Donning Ease of Adjustment Test
          • 21 Water Entry Tests
          • 22 In-Water Second-Stage Donning Test
          • 23 Turning Test
          • 24 Static Flotation Tests
          • 25 H.E.L.P. Position Test
          • 26 Rearming and Repacking Test
          • 27 Pre-Inflated Automatic Discharge Test
          • PHYSICAL PROPERTIES TESTS
          • 28 Automatic, Manual-auto, and Manual Inflation Test
          • 29 Buoyancy Test
          • 30 Water Entrapment Test
          • 31 Body, Primary Closure, Shoulder, and Collar Strength Tests
          • 32 Secondary Closure Strength Test
          • 33 Miscellaneous Fastener Strength Test
          • 34 Body Strap – Hardware Securement Test
          • 35 Seam Strength Test
          • 36 Strength of Attachment Tests
          • 37 Temperature Resistance / Stability Tests
          • 38 Solvent Resistance Test
          • 39 Flame Resistance Test
          • 40 Puncture Resistance Test
          • 41 Over-Pressure Tests
          • 42 Air Retention Test
          • 43 Environmental Tests
          • 44 Pull Test
        • MARKINGS
          • 45 General
          • 46 PFD Label Markings
          • 47 Donning Instructions
          • 48 Status Indicator Instructions
          • 49 Use, Care, and Maintenance Instructions
          • 50 User Identification and Service Record Area
          • 51 Initial Arming Warning
          • 52 Inflation Medium Container Area Identification
          • 53 Inflation Medium Container Identification
          • 54 Visibility of Manual Actuation Means
          • 55 Buddy line identification
          • 56 Sewn Labels
          • 57 Hang Tags
        • OWNER'S MANUAL
          • 58 General
          • 59 Required Text
        • REARMING KITS
          • 60 General
    • INFLATABLE WORK VEST PFDs
    • APPENDIX A
    • Superseded List