INFLATORS

The manufacturers of those products utilze in water activation technology in the design and manufacture of a suite of qualified automatic life preserver inflators used on our Life Preservers  LPU-17/P,LPU-18/P , LPU-20/P, LPU-37/P ,LPU-9/P andLPU-38/P.


There is capability to customise the configuration of these inflators to exceed the customer's particular requirement.

FLU-8B/P, FLU-9B/P, and FLU-12/P are small, lightweight, highly reliable and cost effective, water-activated aircrew life preserver inflators.  These units are virtually identical in their operation; they differ only slightly in size and appearance. 

The FLU's advanced water-sensing electronic circuitry activates upon immersion in seawater, resulting in the release of compressed CO
2 into the life preserver bladders.

FLU-8B/P


U.S. Navy type used on theLPU-23 and LPU-36 life preservers worn by ejection seat aircrews


FLU-9B/P


U.S. Air Force type used on the LPU-9 and theLPU-38/P life preservers ejection

seat qualifed.



FLU-12B/P


U.S. Navy type used on the USN MK-1Deck type LP  



The FLU-8B/P and the FLU-9B/P are lightweight and highly reliable water-activated automatic life preserver inflators. These units are virtually identical in their operation and differ only slightly in size and appearance. Their advanced water-sensing electronic circuitry activates upon immersion in water resulting in the release of compressed CO2 into the life preserver bladders.


Dormant circuitry ensures that the batteries remain fully charged and ready to operate through long periods of inactivity. A lever and lanyard assembly provides a method for manual operation. During routine inspections, repeated manual operations can be performed without damaging the units. Units require new gaskets, O-rings and cylinders following each manual operation. Each inflator is capable of performing a single automatic operation when immersed in water.


Features

  • Single universal system simplifies logistical requirements.
  • Device quickly installs in-line with parachute riser assembly.
  • Advanced electronics yield extremely high reliability.
  • Built-In-Test (BIT) eliminates need for additional test equipment.