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, with each forming a critical 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. 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 multi gland technology
SMI’s MGP technology can bring the services of up to five glands through a single pressure hull insert. Multiple cables are each sealed and water blocked, bringing a density a connectorised approach cannot support. Additional cathodic protection technology protects the MGP and polyethylene mouldings ensure decades of reliable performance.