Reliability, Performance, Compliance

Personal Distress Signal

Personal Distress Signal

Pains Wessex Personal Distress Signals pack contains 9 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 cartridge with the trigger in the safety catch position.

 

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

 

Order Codes:

  • 9556650

Product Notices
pdf Miniflare cap and pack changes letter 291116(PDF 384.5 KB)
Product Datasheet
pdf Datasheet - 9556650 - Personal Distress Signal(PDF 601.9 KB)
Material Safety Datasheet
pdf Australia English GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 285.5 KB)
pdf Bulgarian REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 408.7 KB)
pdf Canada English GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 293.8 KB)
pdf Canada French GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 344.8 KB)
pdf Chinese Modern GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 940.3 KB)
pdf Danish REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 225.2 KB)
pdf France French REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 370.5 KB)
pdf German REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 368.8 KB)
pdf Greek REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 425.7 KB)
pdf Italian REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 184.9 KB)
pdf Norwegian REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 171.0 KB)
pdf Portuguese REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 243.5 KB)
pdf Russian GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 394.2 KB)
pdf Spain Spanish REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 188.9 KB)
pdf UAE Arabic GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 394.7 KB)
pdf UK English REACH MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 312.7 KB)
pdf US English GHS MSDS - 9556650 9556660 - Personal & Compact Signal Launcher(PDF 292.7 KB)
Packing Specification
pdf Packing Specification - 9556650 - Personal Distress Signal(PDF 233.3 KB)
pdf Packing Specification - Expired Mixed Pyrotechnics(PDF 328.2 KB)
Transport Approval Certificate
pdf BAM Classification - 9556650 - Personal Distress Signals(PDF 300.3 KB)
pdf Canadian CAD - 9556650 - Personal Distress Signals(PDF 59.0 KB)
pdf US DOT - 9556650 - Personal Distress Signals(PDF 34.3 KB)
 
Product Datasheet
pdf Datasheet - 9556650 - Personal Distress Signal(PDF601.9 KB)
Height 46 m (151 feet)
Weight 160 g (5.6 oz)
Net Explosive Content 45 g (1.6 oz)
Light Burn Time Minimum 5 s
Light Intensity 10,000 candela
Flare Color Red
Ignition Method Penjector System
When to Use

Pains Wessex Personal Distress Signals 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 46 metres, burns for over 5.5 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.

Storage Requirements

Ideally should be stored in the specially designed, robust polybottle in a dry, easily accessed location at ambient temperature.

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 21.1 Kg
Estimate Net Weight 20.2 Kg
Net Explosive Content Per Pack 5.27 Kg
Hazard Class 1.4G
UN Number UN0312: Cartridges, signal
Transport Method Road, Sea or Cargo Aircraft Only