New hyperbaric pressure testing system at Nautilus Marine Service

As of January 2018, Nautilus Marine Service GmbH operates a hyperbaric testing chamber with capability that extends to full ocean depth and beyond (1.300bar/18.850psi).

In order to further secure the company’s leading market position and continue to meet the high demands for the quality of VITROVEX enclosures, Nautilus Marine Service is horizontally integrating and expanding their in-house capabilities by being able to verify and test all of their products and components to the highest standards possible.

The pressure chamber is primary designed to meet the challenging demands for conducting tests on VITROVEX® glass enclosures and related products, and has been optimised in terms of speed, accuracy and robustness over traditional pressure test facilities.

The pressure test chamber is available to outside clients also to carry out contracted pressure testing, which would support the region’s different manufacturing disciplines and industries in increased testing capabilities where deep water tests and simulations are necessary.

  • Pressure test to 1.300bar (18.850 psi)
  • Inner dimensions: d = 700mm, l = 1400mm
  • Computer-controlled with diagnosis and quality control
  • Fast test execution thru innovative lid design
  • Programmable pressure gradient and cycles sequences
  • High degree of control accuracy with 0.5 bar
  • Video monitoring and recording
  • Basket to accommodate enclosures with assorted sizes
  • Certificate after test
  • Electrical penetrations to the test object(s)
  • Remote supervision and access

Extension of the product range

Nautilus Marine Service, the provider of the finest VITROVEX® glass housings that are capable of operating in the most extreme regions of the Earth has increased its product range by another 13” glass sphere that can withstand full ocean pressure. Various high optical grade spheres up to 7.5” diameter complementing the deep water product range of VITROVEX® enclosures for applications featuring camera, video and lights.

Additionally, extra large glass spheres with 20” diameter and more than 40 kg uplift are available immediately.

VITROVEX® glass enclosures offer the dual advantage of buoyancy and pressure proof housings – a perfect combination for small and autonomous underwater instrumentation packages.

February 2016

Winner of the 2015 Compass International Award

Nautilus Marine Service GmbH has been selected to receive the 2015 Compass International Award for its VITROVEX®product line from the marine technology society, presented for outstanding contributions to the advancement of marine science and technology.

Großer Erfolg für die Nautilus Marine Service GmbH (NMS): Die US-amerikanische Marine Technology Society hat das Unternehmen im Oktober 2015 mit dem Compass International Award für herausragende Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der maritimen Wissenschaft und Technik ausgezeichnet. Mit ihren VITROVEX Glasgehäusen unterstützt NMS seit Jahrzehnten wirkungsvoll die internationale Forschung.

November 2015