Hydrostatic Releases

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Hydrostatic releases on one of the BC Ferries

Hydrostatic releases are handy little devices are used to automatically deploy inflatable life rafts when a ship sinks. Water pressure activates the device when it descends 1.5m below the surface, and when the depth reaches to about 4m,  it will release the painter that secures the life raft to the ship.

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