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Immersion suit demo attracts attention at petroleum show


About 160 businesses are participating in the Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show at Mile One centre today and Thursday.

The show is running simultaneously with the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Industries Association (Noia) conference at the Delta Hotel next-door.

The petroleum show features technologies and products associated with the petroleum field.

One booth operated by White Glacier demonstrates the capabilities of an Arctic 25 immersion suit, with a live volunteer wearing a suit in a tank of ice water. It's makers say the suit has been tested for 25 hours in zero-degree water and can withstand more than four seconds of flame time in case of fire. They also say it can withstand a jump into the water from 10 metres.

 

 

The show is running simultaneously with the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Industries Association (Noia) conference at the Delta Hotel next-door.

The petroleum show features technologies and products associated with the petroleum field.

One booth operated by White Glacier demonstrates the capabilities of an Arctic 25 immersion suit, with a live volunteer wearing a suit in a tank of ice water. It's makers say the suit has been tested for 25 hours in zero-degree water and can withstand more than four seconds of flame time in case of fire. They also say it can withstand a jump into the water from 10 metres.

 

 

Alex Bernt of White Glacier demonstrates the Arctic 25 immersion suit in an ice pool at the Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

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