Thermal Protective Aid (TPA) is designed to aid survival in lifeboats and liferafts, and in other situations where life is threatened by loss of body heat. The TPA is made of aluminized polyethylene with heat sealed seams that protect from a temperature range of -30C to +20C and reduces both convective and evaporative heat loss.
A thermal protective aid shall be made of waterproof material having a thermal conductance of not more than 7,800 W/m2 K) and shall be so constructed that, when used to enclose a person, it shall reduce both the convective and evaporative heat loss from the wearer’s body.
The thermal protective aid shall:
cover the whole body of persons of all sizes wearing a lifejacket with the exception of the face. Hands shall also be covered unless permanently attached gloves are provided;
be capable of being unpacked and easily donned without assistance in a survival craft or rescue boat; and
permit the wearer to remove it in the water in not more than 2 min, if it impairs ability to swim.
The thermal protective aid shall function properly throughout an air temperature range -30°C to +20°C.
Thermal Protective Aid(TPA) Model:TPA-II/ TPA-I TPA-II Material:Polyamide Composited with Aluminium foil and Polyester TPA-I Material: Vacuum Aluminium-plated PET Film Fabric Watertight Integrity:Endure 2m high pressure water column Thermal Conductance: ≤ 7800 W/M².K Validity: 5 Years Certificate:CCS