TelemetriX™ from SMI at DSEI 2019


DSEI 2019 Showcase: 10 Year Warranty vs 10 Year Design Life

Scientific Management International (SMI) is encouraging naval architects to demand more from their cabling systems.

The designer and manufacturer of cable systems, headquartered in Andover, UK, is advocating a change in culture away from short maintenance and replacement cycles which effectively plan for failure. In support of adopting a new confidence in long term performance and reliability, SMI is offering a 10-year warranty on its PlastEthUrm termination mouldings which separately seal and water block dual jacket cables on connectors and penetrators.

Replacing cable systems at each refit and during deep maintenance is a significant cost to navies but also creates
 a thriving supply economy for cable harness providers. In 
a move which initially seems at odds with business growth, SMI argue that a ‘Fit and Forget’ solution be adopted. CEO Keith Wells explains “No one should profit from failure.
We are seeing our cable harness functioning with optimal performance 20 years after initial installation on submarines and our expectation for newer designs is even longer. It’s time to stop talking about design life and focus on what can be guaranteed”. SMI has held continuous MoD capability approval for the manufacture of pressure hull glands for 23 years and offers a 10-year warranty with a 40-year design life.

When challenged about the economic model of providing a product which does not require regular replacement, Keith assured “Value is delivered not just by initial economy but
by efficiency and effectiveness. Systems that deliver sea-to-screen performance for the life of a platform remove the need for costly refits and repairs. Our customers value the quality assurance that comes from 10,000 installations with zero leaks and we are able to focus our business on designing solutions for future capabilities.”

SMI TelemetriX™ solutions, including optical connectivity and multi-gland penetrators, build on the pedigree of reliability to deliver future enabled systems to current and forthcoming platforms. Providing tomorrow’s ‘fit and forget’ technology is only possible from a legacy of capability that has been delivered without failure for 20 years.

How Do I Find SMI at DSEI 2019?

SMI will be based in the Naval Zone at stand S10-330.

For more information about any of our technology, or to arrange an appointment with one of our team at DSEI 2019, complete the form or call
+44 (0)1264 357357.

Where is DSEI?

ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1XL

The exhibition centre is located 10 minutes from Canary Wharf in London’s Royal Docks.

How to get to DSEI 2019

By Car

Follow signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. If you’re planning to use the Royal Victoria car park then please use postcode E16 1XL for sat nav devices.

By Train

Take the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) south to Custom House Station.
Underground/Tube: Take the Jubilee Line to Canning Town and change for the DLR.
Overground: Take the Overgound train to Stratford, Canada Water or Shadwell and change for either the DLR or Jubilee Lines.

By Plane

London City Airport is located just 5 minutes’ drive from ExCeL London or 10 minutes by Docklands Light Railway.
There are a number of airports surrounding London if London City Airport is not an option for you, including Gatwick, Stansted, Heathrow, Luton or Southend. Travelling from these airports will all take over an hour by car.

Opening Times for DSEI 2019

Monday 9th September

Registration 8am – 9am
Conferences 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 10th September

Exhibition 9:30am – 5pm
Seminars 11:30am – 5pm

Wednesday 11th September

Exhibition 9:30am – 5pm
Seminars 10am – 5pm

Thursday 12th September

Exhibition 9:30am – 5pm
Seminars 10am – 5pm

Friday 13th September

Exhibition 9:30am – 4pm
Seminars 10:30am – 3pm