buoyancy compensator

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buoyancy compensator

n.
An inflatable, usually vestlike piece of scuba equipment that is equipped with a harness for an air tank, is connected by a hose to the tank's regulator, and is used to control buoyancy, as in controlling descents and ascents and establishing neutral buoyancy at a desired depth. Also called buoyancy control device.
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His buoyancy control device may have failed, or he may have had a heart attack.
Hazard: The spring in the over pressure valve can corrode and break preventing the buoyancy control device from retaining air, posing a drowning hazard to consumers.
In some applications the buoyancy control device utilizes battery power which is potentially compatible with other EEEI products.