Reliability, Performance, Compliance

Compact Distress Signal

Compact Distress Signal

The lightweight, Pains Wessex Compact Distress Signal pack contains 3 red aerial flare cartridges and a penjector firing mechanism, all enclosed in a tough, water-resistant case. The penjector is fitted with a stainless-steel spring and striker pin. It features a slot for easy loading and unloading of the flare cartridges. These are stored inside the casing on an elastic lanyard to avoid them being lost when the base cap is unscrewed.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: November 2016
IMPROVEMENTS TO PERSONAL & COMPACT MINIFLARE KITS

 

Order Codes:

  • 9556660

Product Notices
pdf Miniflare cap and pack changes letter 291116(PDF 384.5 KB)
Product Datasheet
pdf Datasheet - 9556660 - Compact Distress Signal(PDF 475.3 KB)
Material Safety Datasheet
pdf Arabic GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 278.9 KB)
pdf Australia English GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 165.6 KB)
pdf Bulgarian REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 399.7 KB)
pdf Canada English GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 192.3 KB)
pdf Canada French GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 250.7 KB)
pdf Chinese Modern GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal and Compact Distress Signals (PDF 939.7 KB)
pdf Danish REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 224.4 KB)
pdf France French REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 244.9 KB)
pdf German REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 240.9 KB)
pdf Greek REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 418.7 KB)
pdf Italian REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 182.3 KB)
pdf Norwegian REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 169.1 KB)
pdf Portuguese REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 239.6 KB)
pdf Russian GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 398.7 KB)
pdf Spanish REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 184.7 KB)
pdf UK English REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 185.6 KB)
pdf US English GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Distress Signal(PDF 178.2 KB)
Packing Specification
pdf Packing Specification - 9556660 - Compact Distress Signal(PDF 233.6 KB)
pdf Packing Specification - Expired Mixed Pyrotechnics(PDF 328.2 KB)
pdf Packing Specification - Mixed Pyrotechnics(PDF 207.2 KB)
Transport Approval Certificate
pdf Bam Classification - 9556660 - Compact Distress Signals(PDF 300.3 KB)
pdf US DOT - 9556660 - Compact Distress Signals(PDF 34.3 KB)
 
Product Datasheet
pdf Datasheet - 9556660 - Compact Distress Signal(PDF475.3 KB)
Height 46 m (151 feet)
Weight 74 g (2.6 oz)
Net Explosive Content 15 g (0.5 oz)
Temp Op Min -30 °C
Temp Op Max 65 C (149.0 °F)
Light Color Red
Light Intensity 10,000 candela
Flare Burn Time Minimum 5 s
Ignition Method Penjector System
When to Use

Pains Wessex Compact Distress Signal are designed primarily for use on yachts, dinghies, Personal Water Craft, canoes and sailboards, but have many applications as a general-purpose distress signal for aviation, hill-walking, climbing, skiing and other outdoor pursuits. Each cartridge projects its payload to a height of over 45 metres, burns for up to 5 seconds at a minimum of 10,000 candela and is visible for at least 5 miles in daylight increasing to 10 miles at night, depending on weather conditions. Operating instructions are on the case.

Disposal

Hazardous item! Dispose of responsibly through approved channels in accordance with local regulations.

1.4G
Type Fibreboard Box
Maximum Quantity Per Pack 117
Pack Dimensions 38 x 28 x 27 cm
Estimate Gross Weight 13.5 Kg
Estimate Net Weight 12.6 Kg
Net Explosive Content Per Pack 1.76 Kg
Hazard Class 1.4G
UN Number UN0312: Cartridges, signal
Transport Method Road, Sea or Cargo Aircraft Only