Gross Alignment Funnel (GAF) & Enhanced Latching Indicator (ELI)
A robust, fully-retrofitable system designed to increase ROV mating accuracy.
As Teledyne ODI approaches 100,000 NautilusTM and Rolling Seal connectors deployed, we understand that ROV intervention time due to operator variability, and environmental conditions such as current and visibility, can significantly increase costs. Teledyne ODI now offers two wet-mate connector enhancements, designed to optimize ROV mating efficiency and reduce operator time, thus lowering total installed cost.
The Teledyne ODI Gross Alignment Funnel (GAF) can be used in conjunction with the Enhanced Latching Indicator (ELI) System to overcome severe approach angles of ROV connectors during mating. Easily installed onto an existing NautilusTM or Rolling Seal bulkhead mounted connector, the Teledyne ODI Gross Alignment Funnel significantly reduces ROV operator variability, ultimately resulting in faster mating/demating, and lower overall operator cost.
In many cases, mating is further complicated when the bulkhead mounted connector end is shrouded by a protective bucket or mounting plate, so the Teledyne ODI Enhanced Latching Indicator presents visual mating indication closer to the handle area of the ROV NautilusTM or Rolling Seal connector. When unmated, four high-visibility yellow indicators rest inside the handle and when a successful mate occurs, the indicators extend out. The Enhanced Latching Indicator is easily retrofitted onto NautilusTM or Rolling Seal Flying Lead Connectors already in the field. When used with the GAF, the ELI provides additional fine alignment registration.
Operational Temperature : -5°C to +40°C (seawater)
-30°C to +50°C (air)
Storage Temperature : -30°C to +60°C
Mate/Demate Cycles: 100 (Rolling Seal)/1,000 (Nautilus?)
Mating Force Due to Latching Indicator: < 10 lbs
Demating Force Due to Latching Indicator: < 10 lbs
Material :Acetal and Titanium
GROSS ALIGNMENT FUNNEL SPECIFICATIONSS
Maximum Side Load Tolerance as Installed: 1,000 lbs
Maximum Mating Tilt Angle Possible: 4 deg. (with ELI installed on ROV connector)
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