Inflatable Life Jackets

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Inflatable Life Jackets LALIZAS

Inflatable life jacket Categories
  • 150N inflatable PFD: Ideal for general application or for use with full weather clothing. They will turn an unconscious person to a safe position and require no subsequent action by the user to maintain this position.
  • 275N inflatable PFD: Suitable for offshore use under extreme weather conditions. It is also of value to those who are wearing clothing which traps air and they are designed to ensure that the user is floating in the correct position.
  • SOLAS inflatable PFD: Obligatory in commercial vessels and they are intended for emergency use and under all weather conditions. These life jackets are in the form of belt with a strap around the waist for secure fit. SOLAS life jackets are equipped with retro reflective tapes, whistle and a light (optional).
NEW PRODUCTS
Inflatable Life Jacket Ypsillon 165N, ISO 12402-3 with automatic inflator
Inflatable Life Jacket Ypsilon

Ypsilon inflatable life vest is a PFD which combines fitting comfort and style excellence with supreme safety. It is lightweight and especially designed for maximum mobility, so the user won’t experience any movement interference. Furthermore, it features an extra soft neoprene collar in order to eliminate chafing and irritation around the user’s neck and an inflator inspection window that allows the user to check whether the inflator is ready for use or needs to be replaced.

Technical Specifications

  • Buoyancy: 37.09lb (165N)
  • Primary Activation Method: Automatic
  • BackUp Inflation Methods: Manually (by an inflation cord located at weist-height) – Orally (by a tube with non return valve)
  • Inflator Type: Lalizas JS1
  • Integrated harness: Stainless steel D-ring and a Lifting loop (25mm width) which can maintain a load of 3.200N for 1 min without any damage or deterioration
  • Shroud/Pouch Material: Nylon 210 fabric with PU inner coating, spanish yellow
  • Service Interval: Two years

Certifications

  • Lalizas JS1 inflator: ISO 12402-7
  • Inflation chamber (bladder): MCS/Solas specification MSC 70/23/Add 1 and with: ISO 12402-7
  • Lifting loop: ISO 12402-3:2006, tested according to ISO 12402-9:2006, Par.5.5.1.4
  • Oral inflation tube: ISO 12402-7 & 8

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Inflatable Life Jacket Epsilon 165N, ISO 12402-3 with HAMMAR inflator
Inflatable Life Jacket Epsilon

The Epsilon inflatable life jacket provides optimal protection whilst allowing maximum freedom of movement and comfort with high performance. It features a soft neoprene fabric for the neck and one chamber which can be inflated via MA1 Hydrostatic Inflator for life jacket auto operation head and bear oral inflation tube incorporating Lalizas valves (20610, certified per ISO 12402-7).

The gas cylinder is located inside the Lifejacket bladder, for maximum protection against corrosion and reduced snagging hazard. Its unique hydrostatic valve protects the water sensitive element, so there is no activation in rain, spray, splash and humidity.

Additionally there is no service requirement of the inflator for 5 years. They are provided with lifting loop and heavy duty D-ring.



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Other Inflatable Life Jacket models
Inflatable life jackets Omega 290N, CE ISO 12402-2
Inflatable life jackets Omega LALIZAS

The new range of Omega inflatable life jackets 290N complies with ISO 12402-2. Omega gas inflation life jackets’ slim fit, light weight design and rugged constructions are combined to form the ultimate life jacket technology.

According to each code, they feature one chamber which can be inflated via LALIZAS manual operating head (20220, certified per ISO 12402-7) or via LALIZAS auto operation head (20260, certified per ISO 12402-7) and bear oral inflation tube incorporating LALIZAS valves (20610,certified per ISO 12402-7).

The inflatable bladder, which is made of High Visibility Yellow fabric, is folded into a nylon red valise with Velcro closure and it is also equipped with LALIZAS retro reflective tapes (70180) and whistle (70010, certified per ISO 12402-7 & 8). They are provided with lifting loop and heavy duty D-ring for easier rescue.

Omega Life jackets feature the following characteristics:

  • CE ISO 12402-3 approval
  • CE ISO 12401 approval on all integral black harnesses
  • Twin welded air bladder seam for double security
  • Ultra reliable firing mechanism
  • Compatible with all major suppliers CO2 bottles
  • Commercial heavy duty weight protective outer cover
  • Easy re-packing
  • Economical re-arming kits
  • 290 Newtons of buoyancy when fully inflated
  • Auto heads designed not to fire in heavy weather
  • Maintain the correct flotation position in the water (face-up)
  • Fully adjustable straps
  • Heavy-Duty, Stainless D-Rings for attachment of a safety line

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Inflatable life jackets Alpha 170N, CE ISO 12402 – 3
Inflatable life jackets Alpha LALIZAS

The Alpha inflatable life jacket has been designed to offer affordable safety for all. Its compact design, low weight, high quality construction is directly attributable to our class leading Omega life jacket. The Alpha life jacket offers a more rationalised design for the coastal and inshore yachtsmen.

According to each code, they feature one chamber which can be inflated via LALIZAS manual operating head (20220, certified per ISO 12402-7) or via LALIZAS auto operation head (20260, certified per ISO 12402-7) and bear oral inflation tube incorporating LALIZAS valves (20610, certified per ISO 12402-7). The inflatable bladder, which is made of High Visibility Yellow fabric, is folded into a nylon red valise with Velcro closure and silver ending and it is also equipped with LALIZAS retro reflective tapes (70180) and whistle (70020, certified per ISO 12402-7 & 8). They are provided with lifting loop and heavy duty D-ring for easier rescue.

Alpha Life jackets feature the following characteristics:

  • CE ISO 12402-3 approval
  • CE ISO 12401 approval on all integral black harnesses
  • Twin welded air bladder seam for double security (Alpha)
  • Ultra reliable firing mechanism
  • Compatible with all major suppliers CO2 bottles
  • Commercial heavy duty weight protective outer cover
  • Easy re-packing
  • Economical re-arming kits
  • 170 Newtons of buoyancy when fully inflated
  • Auto heads designed not to fire in heavy weather
  • Maintain the correct flotation position in the water (face-up)
  • Fully adjustable straps
  • Heavy-Duty, Stainless D-Rings for attachment of a safety line

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Inflatable life jackets Sigma 170N, CE ISO 12402-3
Inflatable life jackets Sigma LALIZAS

The Sigma inflatable life jacket is an economic life jacket available in auto and manual version. The ultra lightweight design makes Sigma comfortable to wear and its webbing system makes it a user-friendly life jacket. This cost effective life jacket is available, in red and its transparent area allows the user to check the operating head function.

According to each code, they feature one chamber which can be inflated via LALIZAS manual operating head (20220, certified per ISO 12402-7) or via LALIZAS auto operation head (20260, certified per ISO 12402-7) and bear oral inflation tube incorporating LALIZAS valves (20610, certified per ISO 12402-7). The inflatable bladder, which is made of High Visibility Yellow fabric, is folded into a nylon red valise with Velcro closure and it is also equipped with LALIZAS retro reflective tapes (70180) and whistle (70010, certified per ISO 12402-7 & 8). They are provided with lifting loop and heavy duty D-ring for easier rescue.

Sigma Life jackets feature the following characteristics:

  • CE ISO 12402-3 approval
  • CE ISO 12401 approval on all integral black harnesses
  • Twin welded air bladder seam for double security (Alpha)
  • Ultra reliable firing mechanism
  • Compatible with all major suppliers CO2 bottles
  • Commercial heavy duty weight protective outer cover
  • Easy re-packing
  • Economical re-arming kits
  • 170 Newtons of buoyancy when fully inflated
  • Auto heads designed not to fire in heavy weather
  • Maintain the correct flotation position in the water (face-up)
  • Fully adjustable straps
  • Heavy-Duty, Stainless D-Rings for attachment of a safety line

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Inflatable life jackets Belt-Pack, Delta 150N, CE ISO 12402-3
Inflatable life jackets Belt-Pack, Delta 150N

 

LALIZAS ISO 12402-3, Belt pack ISO Delta 150N inflatable life jackets, comply with the latest ISO 12402-3 specifications for ultimate safety while on board. They feature one chamber which can be inflated via a LALIZAS manual (71109) or automatic (71201) operating head (20220,certified per ISO 12402-7) respectively and bears oral inflation tube, incorporating LALIZAS black valves(20610,certified per ISO 12402-7).

The inflatable bladder, which is made of High Visibility Yellow fabric, is folded into a nylon valise with Velcro closure and it is also equipped with LALIZAS retro reflective tapes (70180) and whistle (70010, certified per ISO 12402-7 & 8). The ISO Delta user-friendly life jackets provide the maximum safety, thanks to their fast inflation ability, even at very low temperatures. Ideal for all ships, especially the small ones where storage space is limited. They are provided with lifting loop, for easier rescue.

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SOLAS Inflatable Life Jackets 150N & 275Ν

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LALIZAS Inflatable lifejackets Lamda 150Ν, Lamda 275N & Delta 150N follow the latest SOLAS specifications for ultimate safety, while on board. They feature twin chambers for double security and each chamber can be inflated via its individual Lalizas automatic operating head (20260, certified per ISO 12402-7), which also supports manual activation.

The inflatable chamber, which is made of High Visibility Yellow fabric, is folded into a valise with Velcro closure and its inflation tube incorporates the new Lalizas red pressure relief valves (20611, certified per ISO 12402-7). These extra user-friendly lifejackets, provide the maximum safety thanks to their fast inflation ability, even at very low temperatures and are available in one adult size, which can be easily adjusted to passengers with chest size up to 175cm or more, with the use of the Lalizas waist belt extender (71161).

All the models of the Lalizas SOLAS Inflatable Lifejackets series are designed to comply with the highest standards and are manufactured using top quality materials, in order to withstand the most adverse conditions in case of emergency. They are available in two different types, standard valise and belt–pack and their lightweight design makes them ideal for use on passenger boats, commercial vessels, yachts, fishing vessels and in all ships where storage space is limited.

The new top-of-the-range Lalizas SOLAS Lamda 275N inflatable lifejacket offers the ultimate sense of security against every situation, in any sea across the world, thanks to the great size of its chamber and the 275 Newton buoyancy provided by the double 60gr CO2 cylinders.

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An inflatable life jacket is a Personal Flotation Device, whose buoyancy is produced by inflating it with a gas, which is provided in a compressed gas cylinder or alternatively by an oral tube attached on the life jacket. This type of life jackets is used in their inflated form only at the time of need and not before. They have one or two inflation chambers, manual or automatic inflation system, a CO2 gas cylinder, an oral tube and the necessary harnesses or straps. For extra security, the inflation chambers are made of durable nylon fabric with PU coating, the single or twin seams are welded, while the straps or harnesses ensure an optimum fit to the body. Inflatable life jackets are designed and constructed to offer the maximum safety and comfort and thus they are the best choice for sailing offshore and under all weather conditions.

Versions of Inflatable life jackets

There are different versions of Inflatable life jackets:

- Manual or automatic inflation system. The manual inflation device is activated only by pulling the cord downwards, while the automatic inflation device can be activated either automatically when it comes in contact with the water or manually. In all cases the life jackets also have an oral tube as a back up or top up. LALIZAS inflatable life jackets for adults are available with either system, while those for children have automatic inflation system as obligatory, for extra safety.
- With or without Integral safety harness. Some models offer the extra safety of an integral harness, where the lifeline is attached to avoid any injury caused by fall (from the boat). LALIZAS inflatable life jackets for adults are available with or without integral harness, while those for children have integral harness as obligatory, again for extra safety.

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ADVISOR - Inflatable life jackets

The Regulations

Gas Inflation life jackets are divided into the categories of 150 and 275 Newtons, depending on the buoyancy they offer. LALIZAS gas inflation life jackets are approved according to ISO 12402-2 standard for the 275 Newton category & ISO 12402-3 standard for the 150 Newton category. The ISO 12402- 2 & 3 standards set the minimum buoyancy that a life jacket should have according the size of the user. For example, a 150 Nt inflatable life jacket, designed for an adult of approximately 70kg, should offer at least 150Newtons buoyancy. LALIZAS products have been tested for their behaviour in the water, their endurance and for many more parameters, as required by the regulations. In the case of the automatic jacket, the tests which are required by the regulations are numerous and stringent. Gas Inflation life jackets, with 150 & 275 Newton buoyancy, are designed and tested so that, in the event you lose consciousness and faced down in the water, they will turn your face up within 5 seconds and keep the mouth freeboard no less than 10 & 12 cm respectively above the water surface. This type of product must have the CE certification, as it is included in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive (89/686/EC) of the European Union. According to this Directive, it is forbidden to manufacture, distribute to vending points and sell products that do not have the CE certification and have not passed all the required procedures for their approval. In most cases, the products available in the market meet the required specifications. Nevertheless, there is the possibility that unsuitable or non certified products are also available. Thus, it is imperative that the end user is always informed and pays attention to the products available in each store.

Instructions of Use

Donning: Gas inflation life jackets are worn in the same way as conventional life jackets. They fasten at the front with a durable, inox buckle. The models with a safety harness can be combined with a safety line.
Function: Depending on the type of mechanism available in each life jacket, there are three ways to operate it.
- Automatic Inflation: The automatic device contains a special paper, which dissolves when it comes in contact with water and releases a compressed spring. After a series of mechanical actions, the CO2 gas cylinder is pierced and the life jacket is inflated.
The automatic inflation device also allows for manual activation, which is operated as described below.
- Manual Inflation: The manual device is operated by pulling the cord downwards. The CO2 gas cylinder is pierced and the life jacket is inflated.
- Oral tube: All gas inflation life jackets have also an oral tube as a back up or just to top up the life jacket. In case the manual or automatic device does not operate (e.g. the cylinder has already been used and not replaced) then you can inflate the life jacket by blowing into the oral tube. Although it may seem difficult, relevant tests have shown that this can be done in just one minute.

Service / Replacement

Service: LALIZAS recommends that once a year your gas inflation life jackets should be inspected at the LALIZAS Service station. As with all LALIZAS products, gas inflation life jackets are constructed to endure harsh conditions. Nevertheless, should any of the following occurs for any reason, e.g. improper use, you should contact the LALIZAS Service Station as soon as possible:

- Signs of corrosion on the CO2 gas cylinder
- The device and/or the oral tube appear to have cracks
- Tears in the fabric or the seams
- Colour change
- The spare parts’ expiry date has passed

Replacement:
In the event of your life-jacket firing for any reason - you can purchase any required spare parts for from shops stocking LALIZAS products. When all green indicators are present in the manual or automatic system of the life jacket (page 154) there is no need to replace any of the parts. In all other cases, where there is a red indicator, as shown in page 154, you should replace any relevant parts.

If you follow all instructions correctly and have your life jacket inspected once a year by a LALIZAS Service station, you will ensure its longevity and proper operation at time of an emergency.

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