SEACON introduces new SEA-MATE wet-mate ROV connector
Posted on 16.02.2009 - 13:30 UTC in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
SEACON (europe) Ltd is pleased to announce a new addition to it's popular SEA-MATE underwater electrical wet-mate connector range.
Adapted from the standard diver mated screwed coupling version, the SEA-MATE ROV connector was primarily developed for an oceanographic subsea monitoring system which had to be modular to allow for easy installation and reconfiguration. The new connector's key requirements were that it had to be low cost with wet-mate ability to a depth of 13,500 psi (9,250m) without using costly fluid filled pressure compensated connector options.
The new SEA-MATE ROV series fills the gap between low cost rubber molded connectors and high integrity oil-filled pressure compensated connectors. The technology adapted and enhanced in this new connector comes from the well proven WET-CON/ALL-WET industry standard connectors that have been manufactured by SEA CON ® for several decades.
The SEA-MATE ROV is ideally suited for systems that do not require high numbers of mate and de-mate cycles and those that allow the socket portion of the connector to be recovered for maintenance every 5 to 10 mate and breaks (it is recommended a full sealing cap is utilized during this process to protect the pins from damage).
Having successfully completed and passed third party customer testing, new contact configurations are due to be added shortly in order to expand and enhance the range.