UL 1191
Standard for Components for Personal Flotation Devices

DETAILS
Edition Number:4SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2008-12-12DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2018-01-16
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover components intended for use in the manufacturer of personal flotation devices. Compliance with these requirements does not indicate that the product is intended for use as a component of an end product without further investigation. The requirements shall be applied to other components if found to be appropriate.

    1.2 The components addressed in this Standard are intended for use in personal flotation devices which comply with the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and the United States Coast Guard Subparts of Chapter I, Title 46 , Code of Federal Regulations. These include:

    a)    USCG Subparts 160.002, 160.047, 160.048, 160.049, 160.050, 160.052, 160.053, 160.055, 160.060, 160.064, 160.076, 160.077, 160.150, 160.155, and 160.176.

    b)    The requirements for:

    1)    Marine Buoyant Devices, UL 1123;

    2)    Buoyant Cushions, UL 1175;

    3)    Buoyant Vests, UL 1177;

    4)    Hybrid Personal Flotation Devices, UL 1517; and

    5)    Fully Inflatable Recreational Personal Flotation Devices, UL 1180.

    1.3 These requirements also cover personal flotation device components intended to meet the requirements of the United States Coast Guard Subparts of Chapter I, Title 46 , Code of Federal Regulations. These include USCG Subparts 164.019 and 164.023.

    1.4 The components addressed in this Standard are not prohibited from being used on devices that comply with other regulations and requirements (other than those tabulated in 1.2) when the component meets the intent of the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and the United States Coast Guard.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Units of measurement
            • 2.2 Use codes
            • 2.3 Material
            • 2.4 Color
          • 3 Definitions
        • THREAD
          • 4 Construction
          • 5 Performance
          • 6 Marking
        • FABRIC
          • 7 Construction
          • 8 Performance
            • 8.1 General
            • 8.2 Yarn slippage – woven fabric only
            • 8.3 Openness of weave
          • 9 Marking
        • WEBBING AND TIE TAPE
          • 10 Construction
          • 11 Performance
            • 11.1 General
            • 11.2 Friction
            • 11.3 Flexibility
            • 11.4 Strength/slippage
            • 11.5 Torsional stiffness
          • 12 Marking
        • LACING
          • 13 Construction
          • 14 Performance
            • 14.1 General
            • 14.2 Untieability
          • 15 Marking
        • ZIPPERS
          • 16 Construction
          • 17 Performance
            • 17.1 General
            • 17.2 Operability force test
            • 17.3 Crosswise strength test
          • 18 Marking
        • HARDWARE
          • 19 Webbing Closures and Adjusters
            • 19.1 General
            • 19.2 Construction
            • 19.3 Performance
            • 19.4 Marking
          • 20 Lacing Closures and Adjusters
            • 20.1 General
            • 20.2 Construction
            • 20.3 Performance
            • 20.4 Marking
          • 21 Sailboard Harness Hooks
            • 21.1 General
            • 21.2 Performance
            • 21.3 Marking
          • 22 Multi-Eyelet Guides
            • 22.1 General
            • 22.2 Performance
            • 22.3 Marking
        • FOAM FLOTATION MATERIAL
          • 23 General
          • 24 Performance
            • 24.1 Density
            • 24.2 Specific buoyancy
            • 24.3 Buoyancy retention factors
            • 24.4 Tensile strength
            • 24.5 Oil resistance
            • 24.6 Flexibility
            • 24.7 Compression deflection
            • 24.8 Dimensional analysis
            • 24.9 Thickness
          • 25 Marking
        • POLYMERIC ENCLOSURES FOR KAPOK
          • 26 Performance
            • 26.1 General
            • 26.2 Air-leakage
            • 26.3 Cold crack
          • 27 Marking
        • RF WELDED, URETHANE COATED NYLON COMPARTMENT MATERIALS FOR HYBRID AND FULLY INFLATABLE RECREATIONAL PFDs
          • 28 General
          • 29 Performance
            • 29.1 Breaking load test
            • 29.2 Trapezoid tear strength test
            • 29.3 Weight loss
          • 30 Marking
        • INFLATION SYSTEMS FOR HYBRID AND FULLY INFLATABLE RECREATIONAL PFDs
          • 31 Construction
            • 31.1 General
            • 31.2 Materials
            • 31.3 Oral inflation systems
            • 31.4 Actuation and rearming of manual, manual-auto, and automatic inflation systems
            • 31.5 Means for verification of mechanism operation
            • 31.6 Inflation medium and cylinders
            • 31.7 Indicators
            • 31.8 Window material
          • 32 Performance
            • 32.1 General
            • 32.2 Use characteristics test – automatic, manual-auto, and manual inflation systems
            • 32.3 Automatic operability test– automatic and manual-auto inflation systems
            • 32.4 Conditioning test – cylinder seal indicating cylinders
            • 32.5 Manual operability test – manual and manual-auto inflation systems
            • 32.6 Operability test – oral systems
            • 32.7 Discharge test – automatic, manual-auto, and manual inflation systems
            • 32.8 Parallel and perpendicular strength of attachment – automatic, manual-auto, manual, oral inflation systems, and over-pressure relief valve systems
            • 32.9 Humid atmosphere test – automatic and manual-auto inflation systems
            • 32.10 System durability test – automatic, manual, and manual-auto inflation systems
            • 32.11 Operability test – over-pressure relief valves
            • 32.12 Pull test – automatic, manual-automatic and manual inflation systems, and cylinder seal indicating cylinders
            • 32.13 Piercing test – cylinders
            • 32.14 Inadvertent Puncture Test
          • 33 Marking
        • POLYMERIC COATINGS
          • 34 Performance
            • 34.1 General
            • 34.2 Flexibility
            • 34.3 Blocking
          • 35 Marking
        • KNITTED FABRIC LAMINATED TO FOAM FLOTATION MATERIAL
          • 36 Performance
          • 37 Marking