SEACON’s Fiber Optics Range
As organizations in the subsea industry develop more applications with fiber optic technology in mind, there has been a dramatic increase in the quantity and complexity of electro-optic connector configurations needed to fit these applications. In order to meet the changing requirements of customers, the SEACON Group has developed a comprehensive and extensive range of fiber optic products which are designed and manufactured to meet the specific and varied environmental conditions imposed on connectors today.
Our standard dry-mate optical products are based around three of SEACON’s connector ranges; the MSS (Metal Shell Series), MINI-CON and the latest OPTI-CON series which was developed in response to a need for a standard high quality electro-optic connector.
With over 13 years experience in underwater optical connectivity, SEACON can offer optical dry-mate, wet -mate, underwater mateable connectors, optical penetrators and optical fiber management systems.
SEACON’s fiber optic connectors are available in a variety of shell sizes ranging from 1 to 48 contacts, single-mode or multi-mode with a wide range of shell materials including 316 Stainless Steel (as standard) although other materials are available including Titanium, Monel™, Inconel™ and Aluminum. Pressure rated to 20,000 psi with an insertion loss of <1.0dB, typically <0.5dB, these dry mate connectors are also available with Pressure Balance Oil Filled (PBOF) and glass sealed options.
Since SEACON first started manufacturing fiber optics, the diversity of applications has increased and now includes sonar and surveillance systems, ROV’s/AUV’s, BOP monitoring equipment, neutrino detection, stress monitoring, subsea camera systems and downhole applications.