Series 10 Connectors
These high quality, round, electrical connectors are available in bronze, stainless steel and titanium. They are purposefully designed for hostile environments. Gisma’s Series 10 connectors are commonly used for oil & gas, defence and renewable energy applications where operational reliability is paramount. The patented lip seal guarantee of the watertight vulcanized elastomer insulators helps to deliver such reliability and the optional gasket in the mating area enables increases in long term performance for various applications.
Apart from those with high voltage inserts of sizes 6 and 7, these connectors are made with a robust metal housing designed for harsh environments, underwater mating and underwater applications, to 10,000m depth. All Series 10 connectors can be exposed open face to water-pressure without damage.
The Series 10 connector encompasses a wide range of high performance underwater electrical connectors, with current ratings up to 150 A, contact arrangements from 3 – 61 and voltage of 6,600 V.
Key Design Features
These high-quality connectors have a range of impressive design features including a robust metal shell housing, made from bronze, titanium and stainless-steel materials. The contact of the connector is nickel and gold-plated, which also supports its strength and extremely high-performance capabilities. Double sealing (lip and conical sealing) in the mating area mean the connectors are high-pressure watertight, allowing the connectors to be used heavily in naval technology and marine research.
Other key design features of the Series 10 are firstly, total security and robustness – as the connector includes a locking sleeve with a flat thread. The impressive test pressure, of up to 880 bar, means you can test areas such as reliability, maximum capacity, pressure and fittings, effectively and without causing problems.
Series 10 special designs are available on request.
- The shell material of the Series 10 connector is a corrosion resistant bronze, with a titanium alternative available.
- The standard boot material is NBR with an alternative FVMQ, with a special resistance about solar radiation.
- The standard clamp material is 316L which is developed to provide improved corrosion resistance to Alloy 304/304L in moderately corrosive environments.
- The insulator material is CR-elastomer shore A, with a working temperature from -30 to +90 °C.
The Series 10 Gisma connectors are used mostly in the offshore industry, naval technology, marine research and renewable energy due to the high load capacity of the locking-screw thread.
Gisma Connectors and SMI
Scientific Management International are proud to be partnering with innovate and successful teams, such as Gisma. They also work on developing solutions for hostile environments, sharing the same goals and values as SMI. Gisma’s perfectly designed underwater connectors, for wet underwater plug-in, runs parallel with SMI’s goals of producing solid, high quality subsea cable system solutions. Scientific Management International have been the UK partners of subsea connector specialists Gisma for more than two decades and are excited to see what the future holds.
For more information about the full range of Gisma Connectors and to discuss any requirements, please contact the team at Scientific Management International today and we will assist you with any specific requests.