ISD4000 – Clip on cover for easy cleaning: Have you ever noticed that there are no screws or threads used to lock our sensors together?
All of our underwater sensors use a castellated endcap design. This enables the endcap to mechanically secure in place without the need for screws or threads.
When we designed our first subsea sensor, we wanted to make sure it could be easily disassembled following months or years of deployment in seawater. We also wanted to ensure it could be taken apart simply, without the need for special tools/heatguns etc.
Subsea housings using screws, threaded endcap clamps or nylon cord locking mechanisms can suffer from salt deposits which can make them extremely difficult to take apart once they have been deployed for any length of time in salt water. Hence we created the castleated locking mechanism with a metal securing clip.
This mechanism, regardless of how long the sensor has been deployed, is quick and simple to take it apart. It also does not require any tools to take it apart. Today this mechanical arrangement is used in all of our underwater sensors.
ISD4000 – Clip on cover for easy cleaning – Transcript
The sensor itself; you’ve got the connector endcap with the subcon connector as standard and on the other end you’ve got a plastic cover which covers the raw pressure sensor and also the temperature sensor just in there.
Both of these can be accessed by removing the black, plastic cap and you can do that by the little clip there. You get your your finger in there and just prise the clip apart.
The clip comes off and then the protective end cap comes off and away and you can then see and get access to the pressure sensor which is ideal if you want to rinse it or clean it after a deployment and you can also see the temperature sensor there so again it’s ideal for getting access to that for easy cleaning after use.
It’s very nice and quick and easy to reassemble; put the cap back on and take the clip and just open out and it snaps back into place just like that.
If you want any more information on the ISD4000 you’ll find the latest data sheet, manuals, demonstration videos and more technical information on the ISD4000 Product Page or you can drop us an email at email@example.com we’ll answer any technical questions that you have.
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