Multi Gland Penetrators (MGP)
With platform systems increasingly generating and consuming more data, the need for power and data bandwidth has increased exponentially. Taking additional services through the pressure hull requires additional penetrations each a critical, first level risk.
Two strategies can be employed to de-risk modular build whilst supporting future capabilities. The first is migrating data from copper to fibre media and the other is to put multiple services through a single penetration without adding additional connectors. Multi-Gland Penetrators (MGPs) have been developed to increase the service density through a single penetration on the hull exploiting the tried and tested pedigree of pressure hull glands whilst satisfying the build flexibility.
SMI’s design can bring the services from up to five glands through a single pressure hull insert. Gland technology with multiple cables, each sealed and water blocked, brings a density a connectorised approach cannot support. Cathodic protection technology additionally protects the MGP and polyethylene mouldings ensure decades of reliable performance.