Accession Number : ADD018150

Title :   Methods for Utilizing Hydrostatic Sealing Sleeve Wire Connections.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 May 95, patented 23 Apr 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Abdow, David A

Report Date : 23 Apr 1996

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.

Descriptors :   *HYDROSTATICS, *SEALING COMPOUNDS, *SLEEVES, *PATENTS, *UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, INSULATION, WIRE, ELASTOMERS, HIGH PRESSURE, SURFACES, EXTERNAL, SPLICES, BAFFLES, BUTT WELDING

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE