The CO2 cartridge in an auto-inflating personal flotation device must be replaced
when it has been punctured. This happens when it automatically inflates after ...
PFDs provide the wearer additional buoyancy that will enable them to stay ...
Hybrid inflatable PFDs combine closed cell flotation foam with an inflatable
chamber. ... to remember that each time you discharge a CO2 cylinder, you must
If the new vest won't hold air, return it to us for a replacement. ... at the beginning
of the boating season, you should inflate the PFD and go over the CO2 cylinder, ...
Aug 9, 2011 ... The inflatable PFD can be inflated either manually by jerking a ... has an unused
33 gram CO2 cylinder attached to .... Be sure to replace CO2.
Jul 24, 2013 ... I often get asked if regular care and maintenance is necessary for inflatable PFDs
. ... by a combination of a chemical bobbin and a carbon dioxide cylinder. ...
usage, however it is recommended that they be replaced annually.
blowing it up orally, or with a CO2 gas cylinder, while some models also offer an
... Inflatable PFDs put a responsibility on the wearer of the device to know what to
... automatic inflating devices only) are easily replaced by following the ...
Mar 6, 2013 ... When you purchase an inflatable Personal Flotation Device (PFD), you're ... a pin
that punctures the CO2 cylinder and inflates your PFD. Inspect the pill to make
sure it's still intact and replace the pill if it looks compromised.
I know we have to test these new inflatable life jackets in real world ... The
automatic inflator mechanism in my PFD punctures a CO2 cartridge causing the
vest to fill .... The inflator mechanism uses a 33-gram, CO2 cylinder screwed into
the top. ... be used to convert the PFD into a Manual Inflation Only vest until you
You may also need to replace CO2 cylinders and automatic cartridge/bobbins. ...
3) Use the 'Inflatable PFD self inspection certificate' to record each inspection ...
Mar 25, 2016 ... The inflatable PFD should then be opened up to expose the air bladder. ... the
bobbin if it has gotten wet; just replace it and the CO2 cylinder.