HYDROSTATIC RELEASE UNIT DEVELOPMENT

Developments in hydrostatic release units (HRUs), particularly those manufactured by Berwyn Marine Safety, in the UK, are reviewed. The HRU is a pressure-activated device capable of automatically releasing a liferaft from its lashings when a ship sinks. The liferaft's inflation gas bottle is activated by pulling on the painter, which is also attached to the HRU by a weak link.

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    • Journal article
  • Publication Date: 1989-3

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  • Accession Number: 00657665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM