The Different Types of Inflatables

The Different Types of Inflatables

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HYDROSTATIC

WITH MANUAL BACKUP

hammar hydrostatic inflator

At Mustang Survival, we have the exclusive distribution rights to Hammer Hydrostatic inflators in North America. The Hammar Inflator is equipped with a hydrostatic valve that inflates the PFD bladder when submerged in 10cm (4inches) of water and gives unique protection against inadvertent inflation in stormy conditions.

PROS

  • No inadvertent inflation in case of rain, spray, splash or humidity
  • No service requirements for the Hammar Inflator for 5 years.

Learn More About the Hammar Inflator

 

AUTOMATIC

WITH MANUAL BACKUP

automatic pfd inflator

An automatic PFD is activated when water enters the detector and dissolves a water soluble trigger. Upon firing a mechanism will activate and pierce a CO2 cylinder. The air coming out of the cylinder will inflate the bladder of the lifejacket and create buoyancy.

PROS

  • Automatically inflates if the wearer is knocked unconscious

 

MANUAL

manual pfd inflator

A manual PFD is activated when the user pulls a tab that then triggers the piercing of a CO2 cylinder. The air coming out of the cylinder will inflate the bladder of the lifejacket and create buoyancy.

PROS

  • No inadvertent inflation in case of rain, spray, splash or humidity.
  • No need to pull if situation is safe, avoiding unnecessary firing

 

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