UL 1197
Standard for Immersion Suits

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Edition Number:3SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2007-04-20DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2013-12-02
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover immersion suits intended for United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval under 46 CFR 160.171.

    1.2 The suits covered by these requirements are intended to reduce the occurrence of shock to the wearer upon entering cold water and retard the onset of hypothermia (reduce the rate of body heat loss during periods of immersion in water). Immersion suits are required by the USCG to provide thermal protection properties in accordance with USCG regulations [see Thermal Protection Test, Section 22 in this standard and 46 CFR 160.171-17(d)].

    1.3 These requirements cover immersion suits that incorporate auxiliary, inflatable means to provide buoyancy as well as suits that rely only on inherently buoyant material to provide the required flotation characteristics.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Units of Measurement
          • 3 Undated References
          • 4 Components
          • 5 Glossary
          • 6 Materials
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 7 General
          • 8 Sizing and Arrangement
            • 8.1 General
            • 8.2 Gloves and feet
            • 8.3 Retroreflective material and light
            • 8.4 Retrieval
          • 9 Assembly
        • PERFORMANCE
          • GENERAL
          • 10 Required Tests
          • FLOTATION AND MOBILITY TESTS
          • 11 General
            • 11.1 Samples
            • 11.2 Subjects
          • 12 Donning Test
          • 13 Field of Vision Tests
            • 13.1 Horizontal field tests
            • 13.2 Vertical field test
          • 14 Hand Dexterity Test
          • 15 Walking Test
          • 16 Climbing Test
          • 17 Swimming and Water Emergence Test
          • 18 Stability and Retroreflective Material Tests
          • 19 Righting Test
          • 20 Water and Air Penetration Test
          • 21 Impact Test
          • 22 Thermal Protection Test
            • 22.1 General
            • 22.2 Test subjects
            • 22.3 Test equipment
            • 22.4 Test procedure
            • 22.5 Completion of testing
            • 22.6 Termination of test
            • 22.7 Test results
          • MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS TESTS
          • 23 Storage-Temperature Ambient Tests
          • 24 Specific Buoyancy and Buoyancy Loss Factor Determinations
            • 24.1 General
            • 24.2 Volume measurement
            • 24.3 Buoyancy measurement method
            • 24.4 Buoyancy measurements
            • 24.5 Specific buoyancy (B) calculation
            • 24.6 Buoyancy loss factor (E) calculation
          • 25 Buoyancy Test
          • 26 Thermal Insulation – Identification
            • 26.1 General
            • 26.2 Test equipment
            • 26.3 Test procedure
          • 27 Flame Exposure Tests
            • 27.1 Suit exposure
            • 27.2 Storage case exposure
          • 28 Suit Strength Test
          • 29 Seam Strength Test
          • 30 Abrasion Resistance Test
          • 31 Tear Resistance Test
          • 32 Corrosion Resistance Test
          • 33 Oil Resistance Test
          • 34 Air Retention Test
          • 35 Retrieval Harness Strength Test
          • 36 Buddy Line Attachment Test
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION-LINE TESTS
          • 37 Air-Retention Test
          • 38 Zipper Examination
        • MARKINGS
          • 39 General
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 40 General