The Different Types of Inflatables

The Different Types of Inflatables

HYDROSTATIC

WITH MANUAL BACKUP

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.

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AUTOMATIC

WITH MANUAL BACKUP

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
  • Hydrostatic Inflator

 

MANUAL

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