In many maritime accidents, offshore survival equipment has played an extremely important role, and has played a huge part in the rescue of life at sea. However, many people still don't understand the performance and difference of survival equipment. Therefore, what are the differences between the survival suit and the life vest?
With the arrival of the tourist season, more and more people travel by boat. Once an accident occurs, people's hope of survival rests on the survival equipment. Therefore, it is very important to understand and master the performance of the offshore safety equipment. Offshore survival suits are also called "insulation survival suits" due to their thermal insulation effect. Insulation survival suits refer to protective materials that can reduce the wearer's body heat loss in the water. In foreign countries, it is generally called anti-immersion suit or anti-exposure suit.
The design of the vest life jacket is similar to the vest, which is worn on the upper body of the human body, and has a normal heat retention property; the offshore survival suit is similar to a full-body garment, which can be worn on the head, hands, and feet, and has a very high warmth retention.
Life vests, also known as life jackets, are life-saving clothing, which is similar in design to vests, made of nylon fabric or neoprene, buoyancy or inflatable materials, reflective materials, etc. The general service life is 5 to 7 years, and it is one of the survival equipment on ships and airplanes. The safety life vest has enough buoyancy when worn on the body, so that the head of the person who falls into the water can be exposed to the surface of the water. Wearing life vests at sea, riverside and other places is generally less likely to drown. Even if a dangerous accident occurs, it can delay the drowning time and wait for rescue, bringing convenience to rescue work.
The offshore survival suit can reduce the body heat loss of the person who falls into the water in low temperature water, and has a better thermal insulation effect, thereby prolonging the survival time of the person who falls into the water in the low temperature water environment. It is a survival suit with high survival guarantee ability.
The offshore survival suit has good airtightness, which can ensure that the clothes of the person falling into the water are dry. At the same time, because the body is made of double-layer waterproof fabric, and the aluminum foil layer is added on the inner lining of the waterproof fabric, it can reduce the body heat loss of the person in the low temperature water. As a result, the rescue time for those who fell into the water is prolonged, and because the rescue device is attached, it is helpful for search and rescue personnel to find those who fell into the water.