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TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON HydraElectric Range of Rugged and Reliable Wet-Mate Connectors on Display at OTC 2019


TE Connectivity (TE) has developed one of the widest range of underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors available anywhere in the world.


Come join us at OTC 2019 to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for many applications within the oil and gas market.

www.te.com

When

May 6th – 9th, 2019

Where

NRG Park (Reliant Park)
Houston, TX, USA

Booth #630

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TE Connectivity (TE) to Showcase SEACON 55 Range of Durable, Dry-Mate Connectors at Ocean Business 2019


TE Connectivity (TE) has developed one of the widest range of underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors available anywhere in the world.


Come join us at Ocean Business 2019 to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for many applications within the oceanographic market.

www.te.com

When

April 9th – 11th, 2019

Where

NOC (National Oceanography Centre)
Southampton, UK

Booth #N6

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TE Connectivity to Show Wide Range of Interconnect Products for Hydrographic Industry at U.S. Hydro 2019


TE Connectivity (TE) has developed one of the widest range of underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors available anywhere in the world.


Come join us at U.S. Hydro 2019 to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for many applications within the hydrographic market.

www.te.com

When

March 18th – 21st, 2019

Where

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Biloxi, MS, USA

Booth #68

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See TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON HydraElectric Wet-Mate Connector at Subsea Tieback 2019


TE Connectivity (TE) has developed one of the widest range of underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors available anywhere in the world.


Come join us at Subsea Tieback Forum to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for many applications within the oil and gas market.

www.te.com

When

March 5th – 7th, 2019

Where

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX, USA

Booth #431

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Join us at Oceanology International Americas 2019

Complete Underwater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Come join us at Oceanology International Americas 2019 to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for oceanographic applications.

www.te.com

When

February 25th – 27th, 2019

Where

San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
USA

Booth #J29

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TE Connectivity (TE) Exhibiting at Underwater Intervention 2019

Complete Underwater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Come join us at Underwater Intervention 2019 to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for marine applications.

www.te.com 

When

February 5th – 7th, 2019

Where

Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
USA

Booth #213

Products Displayed at the Show

  • A range of electrical, optical and hybrid connector assemblies, submersible switches and cable system solutions. Also on display will be DEUTSCH, Rochester Cable, and TE Sensors.

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Resources

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TE Connectivity (TE) Introduces Lead-Free, RoHS Compliant SEACON Rubber Molded Connectors

TE Connectivity MOG (Marine, Oil & Gas) is continuing its product streamlining efforts to provide customers with faster service and improved lead times. Please be advised of the upcoming changes affecting the Rubber Molded Series connector product line.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) – Effective November 19, 2018

To comply with international guidelines and requirements, effective November 19, 2018, all new TE Connectivity MOG Rubber Molded Series connectors will be manufactured lead-free and RoHS compliant. However, TE Connectivity MOG will be utilizing its existing inventory until such is depleted. TE Connectivity MOG estimates the depletion of existing inventory may take several weeks. If you require a RoHS compliant product, please advise TE Connectivity MOG at the time you request a quote and/or place your order. Part numbers will not be affected by this manufacturing change.

Standard Lengths – Effective December 3, 2018

Single-ended Rubber Molded connectors will be available with convenient standard cable/hook-up wire lengths:

  • Inline connectors: 1m, 2m, 5m (longer standard cable lengths can still be ordered on request)
  • Bulkhead connectors: 0.5m (longer standard hook-up wire lengths can still be ordered on request)
  • Connector accessories such as locking sleeves will be sold separately

Please contact your TE Connectivity MOG Sales Representative for any questions that you may have concerning these changes.

TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON HydraElectric Electrical Wet-Mate Connectors Provide Rugged, Reliable, Cost-Effective Subsea Connectivity Solutions

New Brochure Now Available to Download

HydraElectric Brochure

With TE, you have unlimited opportunity with one of the widest ranges of underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors available anywhere in the world. This range of connectors covers not only optical, signal, and power, but hybrid connectors mixing these capabilities in a single unit. Our broad range of cable, connectors, penetrators, sensors, and switches gives you the flexibility to configure the ideal connector system for your most extreme applications.

The release of our HydraElectric electrical wet-mate connector follows our field proven HydraLight connector in joining our subsea distribution portfolio Modular in design with few parts and qualified to 4,000m, it is manufactured from Super Duplex stainless steel for excellent corrosion resistance and strength, and boasts up to a 30 year design life.

Contact Configurations

The connector bodies and shells are same size for all 3 contact configurations (4, 7 and 12). This enables flexible production and assembly processes and many configurations from few parts. Even though the external geometry is the same, the 3 different contact configurations must not be mated with each other. Damage will occur if a connector is mated
with a different configuration. To further differentiate the configurations all connectors are equipped with color coding identifying the relevant configuration.

Ethernet Capabilities

The 12 contact version of the HydraElectric has Ethernet capabilities which allows for data transfer speeds at 100 Mbit/s. It is qualified according to SEAFOM TSD-02 which includes the following standards for CAT 5 (100 Mbit/s); IEEE 802.3-2012, ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-A, ISO/IEC 11801:1995(Class D), and SIIS Level 3.

Tests performed are:

  • Insertion Loss
  • Return Loss
  • NEXT Loss
  • FEXT Loss

HydraElectric Connector Accessories

A variety of accessories can be provided to work in conjunction with the HydraElectric connector range. These are available for all modes of operation, ROV, Manual and Stab + pin
and socket gender.:

  • Flying dummy connectors for subsea use, with/without looping of contacts
  • Panel mounted parking connectors for subsea use, with/without looping of contacts
  • Dust caps for topside use only, universal with regards to mode of operation, number of contacts and electrical gender. The same dust cap can be used for both pin and socket connector, for ROV, Manual and Stab Plate
  • Test connectors for topside use, with Raychem SPEC 44 AWG 16 wiring or Ethernet compatible wiring as standard. The test connectors are universal and can be used for any mode of operation; ROV, Manual and Stab Plate
  • Pin gender dummy connectors and parking places are o©ered as universal with regards to the number of contacts in black colour
  • The use of dummy connectors or parking places is recommended when connectors are exposed to seawater. Maximum exposure time in subsea environment without sunlight exposure and with temperatures below 10°C is 30 days. In environments with high marine growth, a cleaning of connectors may be required before mating

 

HydraElectric ROV Connector Series

The HydraElectric ROV series is designed to be operated by ROV’s in some of the most harsh environments. They are designed and tested to help meet the rough handling and forces potentially seen during ROV operation, both mated, de-mated and during the mating sequence. The alignment mechanism of the connector bodies helps ensure proper alignment before pin contacts engage the socket contacts and electrical contact is established.

Handling the Rigors of the Harshest of Environments

TE has a wide experience in advanced material technology. Combining it’s years of experience and a track record in subsea environments TE are able to provide products utilizing plastic materials in flanges and handles, which allows a beneficial ratio between weight, flexibility and mechanical strength.

Both the ROV handle and panel flange is made of plastic materials carefully selected to help meet the requirements of many of the harshest environments. At the same time the materials have to be flexible enough to avoid damage during operation. The materials are tested and stressed to their maximum to ensure that they perform according to requirements.

The latching mechanism provides proper locking of connector halves in a mated position. The latch member is allowed to expand freely without external limitations. It is made of a plastic material which minimizes corrosion and calcium carbonate build up caused by cathodic protection of subsea structures. The latch mechanism provides visual positive latch identification and contains a minimal number of parts. The latch member can easily be replaced both topside and subsea without disengaging the connector.

 

HydraElectric Manual Mate Connector Series

The manual mate connectors are designed to be operated manually. They are typically mated/de-mated topside, on surface or in shallow waters, but they are of course designed and tested to be used at full design depth of 4,000m. A threaded engaging nut provides proper mating of connectors with a minimum amount of force required for operation.

Panel flanges can be front and rear mounted. The same flange is used for both options, but a slotted interface might be required depending on application.

Bulkhead Flange
The bulkhead connectors are used in applications where there is a need for a sealing surface towards a separate oil filled and pressure compensated/balanced volume. These are available for ROV and Manual mode of operation.

Sealing is provided through dual o-ring barriers, with one radial and one axial o-ring. Bootseals provide the internal barrier towards the solder pots. It is suitable for several applications such as:

  • Retrievable canisters and modules
  • Junction boxes
  • Control modules
  • Power distribution modules

The plastic material in the flange provides electrical isolation between the connector and the CP (Cathodic Protection) system.

Panel Flange

The same panel flange is used on ROV and Manual connectors. Made from plastic materials carefully selected to help meet the requirements of many of the harshest environments.

At the same time the materials have to be flexible enough to avoid damage during operation. The materials are tested and stressed to their maximum to help ensure that they perform according to specifications. This flange can be used for both front and rear mount. The flange and Part number is the same for both mounting options. The plastic material in the flange provides electrical isolation between the connector and the CP (Cathodic Protection) system.

HydraElectric Stab Plate Connector Series

The stab plate connectors are used as elements in a stab arrangement, providing movement and latching of the connectors. Stab connectors do not have a built in latching mechanism. The connectors are made of Super Duplex which provides excellent corrosion resistance and do not need to be connected to a cathodic protection system.

Stab Plate Mounting Details

One of the connectors in a mating pair must be provided with floating flange, allowing the connector to move +/- 1mm axial and radial. Flanges on stab connectors are 10 mm thick and are interchangeable between front and rear mount.

There is also a split flange option available for the stab plate connectors. This enables the connector to be front mounted, even when pre-terminated to a jumper or assembly.

Test Connectors

The test connectors are universal and the same connector can be used for all modes of operation; ROV, Manual and Stab Plate. The test connector bodies are in plastic material and they are not designed for subsea use.

To see the full range of HydraElectric connectors and specifications available please download the brochure here HydraElectric Brochure

TE Connectivity (TE) Exhibiting at Offshore Northern Seas 2018

Complete Underwater Connectivity Solutions from Trusted Brands

Come join us at Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) 2018, to see our full range of underwater connectivity solutions for many applications within the oil and gas market.

When

August 27th – 30th, 2018

Where

Stavanger Forum
Stavanger
Norway

Booth #5760 – Hall 5

Products Displayed at the Show

  • A range of electrical, optical and hybrid connector assemblies, submersible switches and cable system solutions. Also on display will be DEUTSCH, Rochester Cable, and TE Sensors.

Our Products

Resources

Product Showcase

TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON Global Service and Support

24-Hour Service Department Contact Information

24/7 On Call
Emergency Support

24/7 On Call
Technical Support

 Debbie Marx
Mobile: +1 (979) 203-0397
Email: debbie.marx@te.com
Mobile: +1 (979) 270-1949

These numbers are for Field Service Support during rig down situations only.
For all other calls please contact the facilities directly.

 

 

Worldwide Coverage Availability

 

Location

Details

South America

Including Brazil, Venezuela, and Trinidad

Technicians hold valid visas. Technicians also hold BOSIET and UKOOA Certifications, in addition to yearly Medical Certificates to meet Petrobras requirement

Asia & South East Asia

Including Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, China, India and Australia

Technicians hold valid visas and re-entry requirements for South East Asia and Asia Sector countries

Norwegian Sector

Technicians currently based in Norway for immediate need. Technicians hold valid BOSIET and UKOOA Certifications, in addition to current Norwegian Medical Certificates, and Danish Sea Farers Certificates

African Sector

Technicians hold valid visas and re-entry requirements for select countries and are immediately available upon request

United States of America

Technicians currently based in USA for immediate worldwide deployment with BOSIET, UKOOA, HUET, TWIC , Safegulf, Core Compliance I & II

 

1321 Nelius Road, PO Box 767, Bellville, TX 77418, USA
Phone: +1 (979) 865 8846 • Fax: +1 (979) 865 8859
E-mail: bellvillesales@te.com • Website: www.seaconworldwide.com