UL 1180:2017-06 Fully Inflatable Recreational Personal Flotation Devices.
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 Deleted June 30, 2017
2 References
2.1 The following alpha-numeric list of Standards related to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is provided for reference purposes:
a) Method for Salt Spray (Fog, Testing), ASTM Bi 17-94.
b) Method for Rubber Property — Effect of Liquids, ASTM D471-79(R1991).
c) Methods of Testing Coated Fabrics, ASTM D751 -89.
d) Method for Gas Transmission Rate of Plastic Film and Sheeting, ASTM D1434-82(R1992).
e) Method for Failure in Sewn Seams in Woven Fabrics, ASTM Dl 683-90a.
f) Practice for Operating Light Exposure Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With or Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials, ASTM G23-93.
3 Units of Measurement
3.1 Values stated without parentheses are the requirement. Values in parentheses are explanatory or
approximate information.
4 Definitions
4.1 For the purpose of this standard the following definitions apply.
4.2 CLOSURE, PRIMARY — A primary closure is considered to be a means of securing the device onto the body so that the device can be expected to function substantially in the intended manner without the use of any other means of fastening the device onto the body.
4.3 CLOSURE, SECONDARY — A secondary closure is considered to be a closure that meets the following:
a) Does not result in the device being donned as intended if it is the only closure that is closed on the device; and
b) Is not usually required to be closed in order for the device to substantially comply with the requirements in this standard.UL 1180 pdf download.