CO2 cartridge in all SECUMAR lifejacket cannot inadvertently unscrew from the inflation device during its intended use. In fact, the SECUMAR inflation devices were designed to precisely avoid this scenario.

Since 1992 all automatically inflatable SECUMAR lifejackets for leisure and professional use incorporate one of the following two SECUMAR inflation devices:

  1. SECUMATIC 3001S (since 1992)
  2. SECUMATIC 4001S (since 1999)

The two inflation device are described in more detail below.

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CO₂ spare cartridges with 2 pills and pins

16 g – Mini
20 g – Junior
22 g – Midi, Junior (from 2015)
32 g – 150 N
38 g – KSK 20
43 g – 220 N
56 g – 275 N
60 g – 275 N
75 g – KSK 40

All SECUMAR CO₂ cartridges are 100% weighttested. The extremely pure carbon dioxide gas (99.95% pure) prevents icing up as well as preventing any delay in its expansion during the inflation process. (applicable for all lifejackets with firing mechanisms SECUMATIC 3001 S, SECUMATIC 2000 or SECUMATIC 10).

This is a short glossary of lifejacket terms that might occur on this website

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Standards for lifejackets and buoyancy aids
Directives, CEN standards and ISO standards (status: November 2001)

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Information sheet from the Emergency Sea Rescue Equipment Trade Federation (FSR) recommending lifespan timescales for inflatable and foam filled lifejackets and buoyancy aids.

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Duo-Protect-System – behind this concept lies a buoyancy aid with a sandwich structure, with a multi-layered design.

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It’s only your head that is heavy in water.

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The inflator which has proved its worth.

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Differences between inflatable and inherent buoyancy lifejackets

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Yes! Since 1st January 2019 you can now take your inflatable lifejacket on board the aircraft. Each passenger may carry a life jacket with a maximum of two (2) CO₂ cartridges and no more than two spare cartridges in their luggage. The size limits for CO₂ cartridges in life jackets that apply until the end of 2018 have been lifted. These changes were made in the “Dangerous Goods Panel” of ICAO, a sub-organization of the UNO, and incorporated into the ICAO T.I. 2019-2020 released regulations so they are valid worldwide. They were also included in the dangerous goods regulations of the IATA (DGR).

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