Red Handflare Mk8

  • Model: 52900
Red hand-held, short range distress signal. Used to pinpoint location by day or night. Burns for 60 seconds at 15,000 candela. Features a unique telescopic handle making it very compact and space saving when stowed in a liferaft. Easily extended and pull wire operated.

Length: 175 mm (6.9 inches)
Length With Handle Pulled Out: 280 mm (11.0 inches)
Diameter: 28 mm (1.1 inches)
Weight: 160 g (5.6 oz)
Net Explosive Content: 61 g (2.2 oz)
Temp Op Min: -30 °C
Temp Op Max: 65 °C (149.0 °F)
Temp Store Min: -30 °C
Temp Store Max: 75 °C (167.0 °F)
Light Color: Red
Light Intensity: 15,000 candela
Flare Burn Time Minimum: 60 s
Ignition Method: Top Pull-wire Igniter

When to Use
Use to signal distress by day or night. Hand-held and short range flare used to pinpoint position. Typically 6 handflares are required to be fitted in SOLAS/commercial liferafts and lifeboats.

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

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


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