Accession Number : ADD015641

Title :   Hydrostatic Sealing Sleeve for Spliced Wire Connections.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 19 Nov 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Abdow, David A

Report Date : 19 Nov 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A hydrostatic sealing sleeve hydrostatically seals a spliced wire connection in high pressure underwater conditions. The sealing sleeve is fashioned from an elastomeric compound, such as neoprene, and is fitted over one end of an insulated wire that is to be spliced onto a butt wire splice. The other insulated wire is spliced together with the first wire and the sealing sleeve is then slid over the butt wire splice where it rests in a centrally located cavity inside the sleeve. The outer ends of the sealing sleeve include sealing baffles which compress onto the outer peripheral surfaces of the insulated wires, creating a high pressure water tight seal.

Descriptors :   *SLEEVES, *PRESSURE SEALS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *CONNECTORS, BAFFLES, CAVITIES, HIGH PRESSURE, HYDROSTATICS, NEOPRENE, PRESSURE, SPLICES, UNDERWATER, WIRE, ELASTOMERS, WATERTIGHT FITTINGS, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE