SEAMATE VE-1 –
Hydrostatic Release Unit for Liferafts & EPIRBs.
The HRU was developed by Kunihara Fumita a former DNV director, who studied existing models on the market. His goal was to create a reliable HRU causing less maintenance , easy to handle and creating less waste. His model was based upon existing models, though he used new materials ,tested for 3 years and created this new HRU.
By using new high grade materials, the SEAMATE HRU Ve-1 is having a 3 Years expiration date after installation, in average 50% longer than the average products having Nowerdays.
By increasing the expiration date with 50% it also means 33% less waste of this disposable HRU and 33% less maintenance.
From 2008 till final approval, being done by DNV in 2012, thousands of HRU was tested inside laboratories and in practice. Once when the product was ready T-ISS was chosen as cooperation partner for the global distribution. Fumita Nowerdays owner of SEAMATE Japan created together with T-ISS a production facility in Guangzhou
Here the new SEAMATE HRU Ve-1 is being made under strict regulations stipulated by Japanese designed quality system . The SEAMATE Ve-1 has a DNV wheelmark approval module B&D and complies with USCG regulations
Installation of HRU on a liferaft