High-Pressure Hermetic Optical Penetrator developed to enable reliable fiber transmission through a bulkhead with up to 12 fibers.
Optical fiber is a proven technology in offshore and harsh environment applications, satisfying the demands for increased bandwidth, distance and data transmission speed. Teledyne ODI is a pioneer in subsea connector solutions, providing interface solutions for the commercial, defense and ocean science markets. Building on our understanding of harsh environment challenges, the optical penetrator offers a reliable and flexible solution for the next generation of multi-channel fiber optic applications in subsea control arrays, downhole sensors, optical amplifiers, oceanographic monitoring, and defense equipment.
The Teledyne ODI Optical Penetrator resides at the wall or bulkhead of the vessel in which the equipment is located, providing a differential pressure barrier, fluid isolation and reliable optical feed-through. The penetrator is primarily installed into a customerís subsea atmospheric pressure vessel, although its adaptable design allows it to be integrated into Teledyne ODI Field Assembled Cable Terminations (FACT) and Modular Connectorized Distribution Units (MCDU), having standard 4, 8, and 12-fiber configurations available. With a working pressure certification of 9,100 psi, the Teledyne ODI optical penetrator meets or exceeds industry standard applications.
Operational Temperature : -5°C to +40°C (seawater)
-30°C to 50°C (air)
Storage Temperature : -40°C to +60°C
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Test Pressure :
Material Compatibility : Sea Water, DC200 Silicone Oil
Life : 25 years
Hermeticity (Heleak): =10-7 STD cc/sec @ 1 atm Pressure Differential
Optical Fiber Type: Corning Ribbon, SMF-28E
Insertion Loss: <0.2 dB per channel @ 1310/1550 nm
Return Loss: <-50 dB per channel @ 1310/1550 nm
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