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How does a Hydrostatic Release Unit work?

Posted by admin on August 1, 2022 in Other news

Hydrostatic Release Unit

A hydrostatic release unit (HRU) is a pressure-activated mechanism. It is designed to automatically deploy a life raft under certain pressure. In case a vessel sinks, the HRU will activate and release the life raft at a depth between 1,5 and 4 meters. The pressure of the water against a diaphragm within the sealed casing causes a knife to cut through a rope. Then, it will release the life raft.

 

Hydrostatic Release Unit

 

 

The SeaMate Ve-1 Hydrostatic Release Unit

An HRU is a pressure-activated mechanism. It is designed to automatically deploy a life raft under certain pressure. In case a vessel sinks, the HRU will activate and release the life raft at a depth between 1,5 and 4 meters. The pressure of the water against a diaphragm within the sealed casing causes a knife to cut through a rope. Then, it will release the life raft.

 

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