Dry-Mate Subsea Connectors and PBOF Assemblies for High-Pressure Oil & Gas Industry Interconnect Applications
High-performance, high-pressure interconnect technologies with proven sealing performance in shipboard, downhole, and underwater applications.
- High-Pressure, 10K PSI Open-Face Subsea
- Ruggedized Serial and High-Speed Electrical Connectors
- Power and Fiber Optic Interconnects
- Hazardous Zone ATEx Explosion-Proof
- Ultra High-Density Solutions for ROVs
Deep Water Subsea, High-Pressure 10K PSI / 700 BAR / 7000M Connectors
SeaKing™ 700 Dry-Mate Underwater Connectors
10K PSI / 700 Bar / 7000m Open-Face or Mated, Dual O-Ring Equipped, High-Density, High-Voltage, Fiber Optic and Hybrid Electrical/Optical Subsea Connectors
SeaKing is an innovative underwater connector series that eliminates a broad range of mechanical design weaknesses found in many of today's high-pressure subsea connector families. From its double O-ring seals and retractable engaging nut, to its multi-keyed mating interface, the SeaKing underwater connector represents a far more reliable approach to subsea power and signal connectivity.
Ideally suited for deep water offshore oil & gas, military/defense, oceanographic research, and other harsh-environment subsea applications, the dry-mate connector series is built for optimal durability and reliability. Tested to 15,000 PSI (open face and mated), and equipped with integrated dual O-ring seals, marine bronze coupling nuts, corrosion-resistant stainless steel shells and high-pressure contact inserts with gold-plated signal contacts, special RF and fiber optic solutions, the Series 700 SeaKing is today's most advanced high-density signal and standard-density power underwater connector.
High-Reliability, Dry-Mate, Harsh-Environment Connectors and Cables for Intelligent Inline Inspection PIG Applications
High-density Series 701 SeaKing Junior connectors are the perfect choice for harsh-environment oil & gas industry equipment. All designs are equipped with piston seal nitrile O-rings to withstand exposure to corrosive chemicals and high-temperature environments. These 10,000 psi pressure rated (mated condition) connectors feature high-density crimp-contact or solder cup inserts, and are significantly smaller than our larger form-factor series 700 SeaKing interconnects. Gold-plated crimp contacts accept #12–30 gage wire. SeaKing Junior connectors are backfilled with epoxy potting compound, ready for easy incorporation into overmolded cables. Crimp-contact versions for field installation and repair are also available. SeaKing Junior is specifically designed for high-pressure, mated condition applications that do not require the extra fail-safe features and cost of an open-face rated solution.
- Overview: SeaKing™ Junior
- Series 701 SeaKing™ Junior Mechanical Features and Configurations
- Insert Arrangements
SeaKing™ Fiber Optic
10K PSI Open-Face Pressure Rated Fiber Optic Connectors, Cables and Jumpers, Plus Ruggedized Transceivers and Media Converters
Data-intensive applications such as towed array sonar systems, well logging and monitoring equipment, digital seismic streamers, as well as magnetic flux leakage and ultrasonic inspection sensors used in intelligent pipeline inspection are ideally suited for ruggedized high-pressure fiber optics. Fiber optic interconnect systems deliver ultra high data bandwidth, immunity from RFI and other forms of electromagnetic interference, as well as reduced size and weight compared to high-speed copper. Glenair SeaKing™ Fiber Optic solutions include harsh-environment overmolded cable assemblies, multibranch inside-the-box jumpers, as well as Glenair signature high-temp, high-vibration transceivers and optical-to-electrical media converters. Pressure-balanced oil-filled (PBOF) cable assemblies are also available for deep subsea applications.
- Overview: SeaKing™ Fiber Optic
- 10K PSI open-face pressure-rated fiber optic connectors, cables, transceivers, and media converters
- Fiber optic insert arrangements
1–3kV Connectors for Deep Sea Oil & Gas Primary Power Junctions
Glenair's SeaKing Power connector family is rated to 10K PSI in open-face or mated condition. These high-voltage (1–3kV) and high-amperage (up to 350 Amps) solder cup contact connectors are ready for immediate deployment in overmolded or PBOF configurations for primary power junction applications. Test ports available upon request. A range of shell sizes and contact inserts are available.
Underwater 10K PSI Dry Mate Electrical
Microminiature High-Pressure Connectors and Cables
The Series 707 Micro-PSI is an ultraminiaturized 10K PSI high-pressure, high-temperature interconnect designed specifically for pipeline inspection applications in Magnetic Flux Leakage and ultrasonic pipeline inspection PIGs. The Micro-PSI insert arrangements feature two high-density micro TwistPin layouts for sensor applications and high-speed Gigabit Ethernet, and a Coax contact layout for 5 GHz performance. Micro-PSI connectors are supplied as discrete plugs, or overmolded plug cordsets with rugged Viton or Polyurethane jacketing. Bulkhead and flange mount receptacles are 10K psi open-face pressure sealed, and incorporate fused vitreous glass inserts for <1x10-7 scc He/sec hermetic performance. Serviceable O-rings on plugs and dual piston and face O-rings on receptacles provide high-reliability sealing.
Shallow Water Subsea Connectors
Ultraminiature 3500 PSI
Originally developed for petroleum pipeline inspection equipment, Series 802 connectors are available in ten sizes from 1 to 130 contacts and equipped with Viton® O-rings to withstand exposure to corrosive chemicals and high temperature environments. These connectors feature high density crimp Mighty Mouse inserts, 316 stainless steel or marine bronze shells and a piston O-ring for hydrostatic sealing. Series 802 insulated wire, panel mount receptacles can be ordered as square flange, in-line or jam-nut versions. Choose integral shield termination platform or accessory thread for use with a variety of strain relief options. Crimp style gold-plated crimp contacts accept #12-30 wire. Connectors are backfilled with epoxy potting compound. Hermetic glass-sealed connectors come with solder cup contacts (non-removable) or PC tails. 100% tested to meet 1 x 10-7 cc/sec helium leakage. Open face pressure rating 3500 PSI.
High-Pressure Harsh-Environment Connectors and Overmolded Cables for Inline Inspection Pigs and Shallow Subsea Applications
Designed for use in oceanographic, geophysical and other severe industrial environments, Glenair Series 22 Geo-Marine® Connectors and Cables are the ultimate harsh-environment power and signal connector solution. Built to withstand hydrostatic pressures up to 5,000 PSI and exposure to extreme temperatures and corrosives, the Series 22 Geo-Marine® is ideally suited for applications such as intelligent pipeline inspection, towed array sonar systems, submersibles and ROVs, offshore oil drilling equipment, seabed exploration, well monitoring equipment, and digital seismic streamers.
Downhole High-Temperature / High Pressure Connectors
ThermaRex™ Interconnect Solutions
Cryogenic and High-Temperature Tolerant Connectors, Cables, and Conduit Systems
Standard circular and rectangular connectors are rated for +125°C due to elastomeric materials that cannot withstand higher temperatures and pressures. Glenair's high-temperature ThermaRex series is built to withstand temperatures as high as +300°C and the extreme pressures of bottom-hole applications such as logging while drilling (LWD) and measurement while drilling (MWD). Designed for use in electronic modules and tools, these high-density, precision-machined rectangular and circular connectors are ideally suited for reliability and performance in the HTHP domain.
- Overview: ThermaRex™ Interconnect Solutions
- Cryogenic and High-Temperature Connector and Accessory Product Showcase
Glass Sealed Penetrators and Feedthroughs
High-Temperature, High-Pressure (HTHP)
Glass sealed penetrators and feedthroughs provide sealed interconnect solutions for downhole applications such as logging while drilling (LWD) and measurement while drilling (MWD) applying methods such as near-balanced, underbalanced and overbalanced drilling. In these environments, conditions can reach temperatures approaching 300°C while experiencing elevated shock and vibration, downhole fluids / pressures, and limited working room. Glenair HTHP penetrators are typically used where a waterproof seal is needed but connectorized separation from equipment is not. Standard plugs are rated to 10K PSI, mated condition. Standard receptacles are rated to 10K PSI both mated and open-face.
The Micro-D Connector for Serious, High-Temperature Applications
Standard Micro-D connectors are rated for +125°C. Glenair's MWDM Micro-D can withstand +150°C continuous operating temperature and can be upgraded to +200°C if assembled with special high temperature epoxies. But oil, gas and geothermal wells can subject electronic instruments to temperatures as high as +260°C. The GHTM Series Micro-D meets the need for a high density, high performance connector capable of handling this temperature. The GHTM features contacts made from a special alloy that resists softening when exposed to temperatures up to +260°C (500° F). Rugged passivated stainless steel shells and hardware, high temperature liquid crystal polymer (LCP) insulators allow these connectors to survive the most demanding environments. Unique angled mounting ears allow the Well-Master™ 260° to fit in confined spaces.
Topside or Shipboard Connectors
Industrial-Strength Power and Signal Connector Series Qualified for use in Hazardous Zone Interconnect Applications
Designed for safe operation in petrochemical refineries, oil & gas drilling platforms, and other explosion zone applications, the Glenair ITS-Ex series connector is optimized for life-of-system durability and reliability. Qualified by the globally-recognized IEC and IECEx standards bodies, the connector series is suitable for use in application areas where flammable gases and vapors are present as a normal condition of operation (group IIC) and with temperature classes T6 and T5, zones 1 and 2; and for applications where potentially flammable dust is present as a normal condition of operation (group IIIC) and with temperature classes T80°C and T95°C in zone 21 and 22.
Series ITS-Ex is designed for easy and repeatable termination of armored and unarmored cables built to IEEE 45, IEC, BS, DIN, and JIC standards. A full range of power and signal contacts, from size #16 to size #0 in over 40 insert arrangements are available to address all common voltage, wire size and connector service class ratings.
Special Ex design attributes of the series include an integral labyrinth flame path cooling zone, 2-part epoxy potting well, fixed in-line receptacles for attachment of cables to cable management brackets and trays, set screw (grub screw) secured protective safety covers, and durable life-of-system Ex marking labels.
- Utilizes all standard features of 5015 inserts, contacts, tools, etc.
- Grub nuts (set screw) to lock coupling nut
- Long plug barrels provide cooling zone
- Labyrinth gas exit port/pathway augments cooling
- Accessory accommodation for potted glands
- Increased wall thickness
- Stainless steel and Marine Bronze available
For Geophysical/Offshore and Other Harsh-Environment Applications
Glenair manufactures connectors qualified to VG96929, VG95234 and VG95328 standards. These connectors are mostly used in harsh-environment military applications for ground vehicles and ground systems. Our new Marine Bronze version increases the level of robustness of these connectors to be successfully used in all severe environment navy installations, as well as off-shore platforms, sea ports, geological and oceanographic applications.
- Marine bronze alloy for superior corrosion resistance in seawater and other harsh environments
- Ideal for shipboard and offshore drilling applications
- Available in Series ITS (5015 reverse-bayonet), Series IPT (26482), Series IGE (Single-pole high-power VG96929) and Series IT (5015 threaded)
- IP67 environmental sealing in mated condition; IP68 available
- Hundreds of available contact arrangements for both power and signal as well as hybrid applications
- ITS-MB MIL-C-5015 Type Reverse-Bayonet Connectors
VG95234 Equivalent Marine Bronze Series
- IT-MB MIL-C-5015G Type Threaded Connectors
MIL-C-5015 Compliant Marine Bronze Series
- IPT-MB MIL-DTL-26482 Type High Density Bayonet Connectors
VG95328 Equivalent Marine Bronze Series
- IGE-MB MIL-C-5015 Type Reverse-Bayonet Single-Pole Power Connectors
VG96929 Equivalent Marine Bronze Series
Overmolded and PBOF Assemblies
Terminated, Tested, and Ready for Use
Glenair overmolded cable assemblies may be supplied with materials such as Viton®, Duralectric™, polyurethane, EPDM, Santoprene™, or polyamide to optimize harsh-environment performance for the Oil & Gas industry. Assemblies may be specially shielded with conductive overbraiding for superior mechanical protection, flexibility, and resistance to RFI and other forms of electromagnetic interference. Fast turnaround and quality fabrication in overmolded cable assemblies depends on capital investment in tooling, injection molding equipment, planetary wire stranders, and braiding machines.
Duralectric™ is high-performance elastomeric material for use as wire insulation, cable jacketing, conduit jacketing, cable/conduit overmolding, and molded boots. Perfectly suited for immersion, chemical or caustic fluid exposure, temperature extremes, UV radiation and more.
Advantages of Overmolding
- Waterproof sealing
- Robust mechanical protection
- Permanent protection of terminations
- Resistance to chemicals and fuels
- No induced cold flow stress
- Electrical isolation and insulation
- Reduced wear damage
- Flexible routing and cable entry
- Repeatable assembly performance
Connectorized Flex/PCB Circuit Assemblies
Turnkey connectorized flex/PCB circuit assemblies incorporating Glenair's broad range of innovative small form-factor circular and rectangular PCB connector solutions. All terminations backpotted for compliance with conformal coating processes.
Glenair Signature PCB Connector Types Available in Turnkey Flex Assemblies
- Series MWD Micro-D and innovative pogo-pin AlphaLink
- Series 88 SuperFly
- Series 79 Micro-Crimp
- SuperSeal RJ45 and USB
The Flexible Wire Protection and Cable Routing Alternative to Standard Jacketed Cables
Conduit wire protection systems for high-reliability applications must be able to withstand extreme environments — from immersion in harsh chemicals, to temperature extremes and numerous flex cycles — without breakdown or failure. Glenair conduit systems are rigorously engineered to meet the exacting specifications of both commercial and military — geophysical and oceanographic environments.
Corrosion resistant, flexible polymer-core materials are available in a wide variety of materials to suit any application: Annular material choices include: Kynar, PVDF and G-FLEX Siltem, helical choices include ETFE, FEP, PFA, PTFE, and PEEK plus AS81914 /1 — 11 qualified materials and configurations.
Metal-core versions are specified for extreme crush resistance and optimal EMI shielding. The helically-wound metal conduit provides extremely high levels of EMI protection across all radiation fields and frequencies. Stainless steel versions are often specified for environments subject to temperature extremes such as geophysical applications.