UL 1517
Standard for Hybrid Personal Flotation Devices

DETAILS
Edition Number:3SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2007-04-20DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2017-12-08
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover wearable buoyant devices having:

    a)    At least one compartment that relies upon inflation by gas or other medium to provide buoyancy, and

    b)    A quantity of inherently buoyant material.

    1.2 The hybrid devices covered by this standard are intended for United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval under 46 CFR 160.077 as recreational use devices.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Units of Measurement
          • 3 Undated References
          • 4 Glossary
          • 5 Components and Materials
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 6 General
          • 7 Sizing and Arrangement
            • 7.1 General
            • 7.2 Inflation systems and compartments
          • 8 Closures and Attachment Means
          • 9 Seams
          • 10 Coatings
        • PERFORMANCE
          • GENERAL
          • 11 Configurations for Tests
          • USE TESTS
          • 12 General
          • 13 Donning and Operability Tests
            • 13.1 Deflated donning and operability test
            • 13.2 Inflated donning test
          • 14 Jump Tests
            • 14.1 General
            • 14.2 Deflated device
            • 14.3 Inflated device
            • 14.4 Belts
          • 15 Inherent Flotation Characteristics Test
          • 16 Inflated Flotation Stability Tests
            • 16.1 General
            • 16.2 Type II characteristics tests
            • 16.3 HELP position test
            • 16.4 Type III characteristics tests
          • 17 Water Emergence Test
          • MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS TESTS
          • 18 Operation Force and Inflation Pressure Test
          • 19 Buoyancy and Permeability Tests
            • 19.1 Deflated device
            • 19.2 Inflated device
            • 19.3 Buoyancy determination
          • 20 Distribution Tests
            • 20.1 Buoyancy distribution test
            • 20.2 Loss distribution test
          • 21 Water Entrapment Test
          • 22 Dynamic Strength Test
          • 23 Tensile Tests
          • 24 Temperature Cycling Tests
            • 24.1 General
            • 24.2 High to low temperature exposure
            • 24.3 Low to high temperature exposure
          • 25 Solvent Exposure Test
          • 26 Flame Exposure Test
          • 27 Abrasion/Compression Test
          • 28 Puncture Resistance Test
          • 29 Over-Pressure Tests
            • 29.1 Device test
            • 29.2 Over-pressure relief valve test
          • 30 Air Retention Test
          • 31 Strength of Attachment Tests
            • 31.1 Inflation systems test
            • 31.2 Secondary closure test
            • 31.3 Pull test
          • 32 Environmental Tests
            • 32.1 General
            • 32.2 Water exposure test
            • 32.3 Humid atmosphere test
          • 33 Body Strap – Hardware Securement Test
          • 34 Seam Strength Test
          • 35 Abrasion Resistance Test
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION TESTS
          • 36 General
          • 37 Air Retention Test
        • MARKING
          • 38 General
            • 38.1 General
            • 38.2 USCG recreational use approval
            • 38.3 Identification and information
        • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
          • 39 General
          • 40 Information Pamphlet
          • 41 Owners Manual
    • REQUIREMENTS FOR HYBRID PFDs FOR COMMERCIAL USE