VITROVEX collectible spheres now also available on Ebay

Lately 6 x 17″ VITROVEX floatation spheres have appeared on Ebay Brazil and are currently for sale for as little as 1,500 US$! For a strange reason however, these spheres are not designated to be shipped to Germany.

These spheres were sold in 2016 and given that comparable new spheres are available from us for less than half the requested Ebay price we have now learned that our VITROVEX spheres are obviously valuable collector’s items as their value increase over time. So, watch this sale on Ebay and if the seller succeeds with his sale you may very well considering acquiring new spheres, keeping them a few years and then resell them on Ebay for more than twice the original price.

As always we are eager to assist you whenever necessary and if you require a quotation just let us know.

Nautilus Marine Service at the Oceanology

Nautilus Marine Service will exhibit again this year at the Oceanology in London.

The VITROVEX glass housings will be presented with the corresponding accessories and services.

From 17.03.-19.03.2020 you will find Nautilus Marine Service at booth A201. You are welcome!

Pressure testing of oceanographic instruments by RBR

The pressure test facility operated by Nautilus Marine Service can generate pressure up to 1300 bar (18.850 psi), which is more than the pressure at the sea floor at the deepest points of the oceans. The test execution is fully automatic according to an individually defined pressure profile. Nautilus Marine Service operates its pressure test facility primarily for demanding tests on VITROVEX® glass enclosures and provides in terms of speed, accuracy and robustness advantages over conventional pressure testing equipment.

Since the pressure test facility is also available to external clients, the Canadian company RBR recently accomplished a series of calibration tests under seawater conditions for their latest RBRconcerto³ CTD probes to ensure the highest accuracy of these oceanographic instruments.

The complete article has just been published in the ON & T magazine  and can be downloaded here.

VITROVEX glass spheres used in Canadian Seabed Observatory

The Canadian Northern Cascadia Subduction Zone Observatory (NCSZO), led by Ocean Networks Canada(ONC) has deployed a „Seafloor GPS“ network off Vancouver. Its purpose is to monitor tectonic movements of the Juan de Fuca plate relative to the North American plate.

The core technology of the observatory are more than 20 Fetch units installed in 400 – 2500m water depth for a period of seven years. These Fetch units, supplied by Sonardyne utilise a technique called GPS-A which uses acoustic positioning techniques, inertial navigation, and GPS data to periodically position the Fetch instruments to centimetre-level accuracy, using a Sonardyne transceiver mounted on an unmanned surface vessel. The fetch units themselves are housed in VITROVEX® glass instrument housings secured by protective shells supplied along with the glass spheres.

More information on the Sonardyne website, in their 22nd Baseline Issue and at Ocean News & Technology.

Image courtesy of David Chadwell

Oceans 2019 in Marseille

In June Nautilus Marine Service will participate at the Oceans 2019 conference in Marseille, France.

OCEANS conference is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and is one of the most influential international conference in this field. Nautilus will showcase its VITROVEX glass deep sea pressure and looks forward to discussing challenges and opportunities in this field with interested visitors.

New customs tariff number for VITROVEX glass products

As the rules for the classification of customs tariff numbers have changed in some areas, we have been requested by the German authorities to apply for a binding tariff information at the German Customs for our VITROVEX products.

As a result, we have been assigned the new customs tariff number (HS Code) 9015 9000. The number stands for <parts and accessories for instruments and appliances used in geodesy, topography, photogrammetrical surveying, hydrography, oceanography, hydrology, meteorology or geophysics, and for rangefinders, n.e.s.>

As of April 1st, 2019 we will issue all our relevant documents with this new customs tariff number 9015 900.

We kindly ask you to pay attention to any potential adjustments on your end concerning the import of VITROVEX products reflecting this new HS code.

Ocean Business 2019 in Southampton

In cooperation with RS AQUA Nautilus Marine Service will be present on the OCEAN BUSINESS Conference and Exposition in Southampton, UK.

RS AQUA, being our representative in the UK, specifies on marine sensors and subsea equipment for scientists and engineers. They offer customised and complete marine measurement systems for sale or rental, with complimentary data and calibration services and lifetime product support.

Nautilus Marine Service and RS AQUA will be available for contact at booth G1 and we look forward to seeing you there.

Change of Vitrovex distributor in India

With effect from Januar 1st 2019 Vitrovex is now represented by Nipun Engg. Solutions, based in Visakhapatnam.

NIPUN ENGG. SOLUTIONS was established in 2010 and ISO certified under 9001:2015 and run by professionals rendering services in the fields of Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Automation, Hydrography, Oceanography Instruments, Deck Machinery, Cranes, Valves and associated accessories etc. for the Marine industry.

In Non-Marine Industry main services are in Instrumentation and Automation systems etc. The company is promoted by a dedicated team of professionals with wealth of experience in MARITIME, SHIPYARD & DREDGING industry providing yeomen services. Our customer base covers right from Oil & Gas companies, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Earth Science, Research organisations, World Bank projects, Maritime Shipping companies and expanding on a regular basis into new areas of Robtoics and AI.

OCEANS 2018 in Charleston

In cooperation with DBV TECHNOLOGY Nautilus Marine Service will be present on the OCEANS Conference and Exposition. The conference will be held from October 22nd to 25th in Charleston, South Carolina.

DBV Technology, LLC designs, builds and tests oceanographic instruments for commercial, academic and military customers. Nautilus Marine Service will present their deep sea pressure housings, made of VITROVEX glass. The pressure housings are available as floatation, instrument or application housings. Nautilus advises customers in the design phase of the glass housings and produces glass housings tailored to the customer’s need.

Nautilus Marine Service and DBV TECHNOLOGY will be available for contact at booth 511.