Bell Ballast Release System Bushings
The ballast release system is designed to comply with DNV rules according to buoyant ascent of the bell. The ballast is hold by 2 short flat bars and 2 long chains.Each bar and chain is connected to the bell by a release system that can be unlocked from inside the bell.
The ballast is released in two steps:
• The first step is to release the two short flat bars that enable the bell to raise by 2 meters and then allow the divers to enter or exit the bell in case the bell lays on the sea floor.
• The second step is to release the 2 long chains, freeing the bell which begins its buoyant ascent.