Checking/servicing my lifejackets-is this acceptable?
This Baltic 275 LJ was sitting in a cupboard for a while, and the Hammar unit went way out of date so I triggered it to test it rather than blowing it up manually and weighing the bottles as normal
This is 18 hours later, it was fully (tight) inflated after triggering. Temp when triggering was 35C, is now 25C. I'm aware CO2 is far more affected by temperature change.
Is this acceptable to put a new unit in or do I bin it?
(as an aside, I wore it when I triggered it and it's the first time I was wearing a 275N LJ when it was inflated. There's no way anyone's self rescuing using one of these. I could barely move.)
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