Ships and marine technology -- Servicing of immersion suits, anti-exposure suits and constant wear suits

This document, in conjunction with ISO 18079-1, specifies provisions for servicing stations conducting servicing of immersion suits, anti-exposure suits and constant wear suits, including, but not limited to, those subject to IMO regulations, recommendations and guidelines.

Navires et technologie maritime -- Entretien des combinaisons d'immersion, des vêtements de survie et des combinaisons de port permanent

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 19912
First edition
2019-07
Ships and marine technology —
Servicing of immersion suits, anti-
exposure suits and constant wear suits
Navires et technologie maritime — Entretien des combinaisons
d'immersion, des vêtements de survie et des combinaisons de port
permanent
Reference number
ISO 19912:2019(E)
ISO 2019
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ISO 19912:2019(E)
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Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Servicing of immersion suits and anti-exposure suits .................................................................................................. 2

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Inspection, testing and repair .................................................................................................................................................... 2

5 Servicing of constant wear suits ........................................................................................................................................................... 4

5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

5.2 Inspection, testing and repair .................................................................................................................................................... 4

6 Pressure test ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5

6.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

6.2 Procedure .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

6.3 Repairs ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

7 Servicing records ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 6

7.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

7.2 General information ........................................................................................................................................................................... 6

7.3 Information about suit condition when received...................................................................................................... 6

7.4 Inspection and test information to be recorded ........................................................................................................ 6

7.5 Re-inspection certificate ................................................................................................................................................................. 7

7.6 Log card information ......................................................................................................................................................................... 7

7.7 Condemnation documentation for suits ........................................................................................................................... 7

7.8 Control objects to be included in the inspection schedule ............................................................................... 8

8 Exception and deficiency reports........................................................................................................................................................ 8

Annex A (informative) Example of condemnation form for all types of immersion suits,

anti-exposure suits and constant wear suits ........................................................................................................................... 9

Annex B (informative) Example of re-inspection certificate for all types of immersion suits,

anti-exposure suits and constant wear suits ........................................................................................................................10

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................11

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Foreword

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Subcommittee SC 1, Maritime safety.

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Introduction

The IMO International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea of 1974 (SOLAS 74) sets requirements

for the monthly inspection and periodic inspection of life-saving appliances, including immersion

suits, anti-exposure suits and constant wear suits. The IMO has circulated guidelines which are not

sufficiently detailed as to provide uniform application by crews on board ships and for authorisation of

servicing stations.

This document addresses the servicing of immersion suits, anti-exposure suits and constant wear suits.

It is intended for use as a companion to the IMO recommendations. It is also intended to encompass all

other relevant personal protective suits not covered by SOLAS regulations.
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 19912:2019(E)
Ships and marine technology — Servicing of immersion
suits, anti-exposure suits and constant wear suits
1 Scope

This document, in conjunction with ISO 18079-1, specifies provisions for servicing stations conducting

servicing of immersion suits, anti-exposure suits and constant wear suits, including, but not limited to,

those subject to IMO regulations, recommendations and guidelines.
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their

content constitutes requirements of this document. For undated references, the latest edition of the

referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 18079-1, Ships and marine technology — Servicing of inflatable life-saving appliances — Part 1: General

ISO 18079-3, Ships and marine technology — Servicing of inflatable life-saving appliances — Part 3:

Inflatable lifejackets
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO 18079-1 and the following apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https: //www .iso .org/obp
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3.1
immersion suit

protective suit including head, hand and feet protection which reduces the body heat loss of a person

wearing it in cold water
3.2
anti-exposure suit

protective suit designed for use by rescue boat crews and marine evacuation system parties, with head

and hand protection, but the feet need not be covered, and a minimum buoyancy of 70 N

3.3
constant wear suit

protective suit designed to be routinely worn for activities on or near water in anticipation of accidental

immersion in water, but permitting physical activity to such an extent that actions can be undertaken

without undue encumbrance and thus, head, hands and feet need not be covered
3.4
dry suit

protective suit designed to protect the user against the effect of cold water immersion by precluding

the entry of water upon immersion
3.5
wet suit

protective suit designed to protect the user against the effect of cold water immersion by providing

insulation and permitting the entry and exit of water upon immersion
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3.6
helicopter transit suit
constant wear suit (3.3) worn by helicopter occupants
3.7
passenger suit
suit worn by passengers being transported over water
3.8
rescue suit

suit worn by professional users designated to perform search and rescue operations

3.9
flood response suit

suit worn by professional users designated to carry out flood response operations

3.10
floatation suit

suit incorporating inherent buoyant materials (3.12) for the purpose of floatation of the wearer in water

3.11
authorized repair station
authorized servicing station

station authorized by the suit manufacturer to perform repairs or servicing and acceptable to the

Administration
3.12
inherent buoyant material

material that provides buoyancy, forming a permanent or separate part of the suit, with a density less

than that of water
3.13
retro-reflective tape
material that reflects light beams back to their point of origin
3.14
buddy line

length of cord which can be tied or otherwise fixed to another person, or to that person’s personal

flotation device or other objects, so as to keep a user in the vicinity of that person or object with a view

to making location and thus rescue easier
4 Servicing of immersion suits and anti-exposure suits
4.1 General

Immersion and anti-exposure suits encompass dry suits and wet suits intended for planned immersion

or emergency abandonment that are not normally used as constant wear.

Periodic servicing and repair of immersion and anti-exposure suits shall be carried out in accordance

with the requirements of ISO 18079-1 and the appropriate manufacturer's servicing manual and

instructions. The tests and procedures shall include, but not be limited to, those specified in 4.2.

4.2 Inspection, testing and repair

4.2.1 Check closures on storage bag as well as general condition of bag, if provided.

4.2.2 Ensure donning instructions are legible. Confirm that suit is the type and size identified on the

bag, if provided.
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4.2.3 Unpack and visually inspect the suit for damage and signs of moisture or dampness. The

suit shall be dry inside and out. All outer materials shall be checked for rips, tears and punctures. All

separable inherent buoyant or insulation materials shall be removed for inspection. All inherent buoyant

or insulation materials, both fixed and separable, shall be checked for rips, tears and undue compression,

stiffening, cracking or deterioration.

Rips, tears or punctures shall be repaired in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions by an

authorized servicing station using proper parts and certified personnel. Deterioration or damage to inner

buoyancy and insulation materials shall be referred to the manufacturer for further checks and advice.

4.2.4 Check the zipper by fully opening and closing to check for ease of operation. Where lubricant

is recommended by the manufacturer, lubricate the zipper acco
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