This section of release devices includes:
- Hydrostatic release units for emergency beacons and liferafts;
- Release devices for lifeboats/ rescue boats and liferafts;
Hydrostats are reliable instruments that have been used around the world for over 25 years. There is a version for emergency beacons and a version for liferafts.
When the vessel is submerged under water, the hydrostat is activated by water pressure and automatically releases the emergency beacon or liferaft.
The service life is 2 years. It fulfills the requirements of the SOLAS 74/96 Convention
, Reg. III/4 LSA Code, IMO Res. MSC. 48 (66), 81 (70), and is approved by EU Directive 96/98 EC on Marine Equipment and has a NATO stock number.
Lifeboats, other than those that are launched by free fall, are equipped with release mechanisms. The release mechanisms must release all hooks at the same time. This happens in two ways:
- After launching the lifeboat into the water or when there is no load on the hooks;
- Disconnection occurs when there is a load on the hooks.
The release devices are designed in such a way that, while in the boat, a person can see when the release device is in its original position and the liferaft or lifeboat is ready to be lifted. Control gears for the release mechanism are indicated by a color that is not similar and does not merge with surrounding objects. The structural elements of the fastening have a sixfold safety factor, which contributes to better safety. Release devices offered on our website have a maximum load of 1500 to 3500 kg.