Accession Number : ADD017742

Title :   Hydrostatic Sealing Sleeve for Spliced Wire Connections.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 19 Nov 92, patented 11 Jul 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Abdow, David A

Report Date : 11 Jul 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 5

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. (MM)

Descriptors :   *CONNECTORS, *SLEEVES, *SPLICES, *PATENTS, *PRESSURE SEALS, *WATERTIGHT FITTINGS, INSULATION, WIRE, ELASTOMERS, HIGH PRESSURE, HYDROSTATICS, SEALING COMPOUNDS, NEOPRENE, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, BAFFLES, BUTT WELDING

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE