Over 500 naval vessels worldwide need to be at sea for long periods without refueling. To achieve this, they are often powered by small nuclear reactors. Most are submarines but they also include other naval vessels, ranging from civil icebreakers to aircraft carriers.
In order to control the reactor, cable penetrations safely conduct electricity through the fire-protective, pressure resistant and hermetically sealed walls of bulkhead compartment while – in cases of accidents –preventing steam, pressure and radioactivity from escaping.
The vital role these special ships play, the fact that the lives of the crew depend on its proper functioning, and the dangers inherent in a nuclear reactor underline the importance of product safety and quality for nuclear powered ships. This is especially critical in case of an accident.
Highest quality standards combined with leading engineering know-how have made us the first-choice partner for carriers and navies around the world.
A SCHOTT Eternaloc™ Electrical Penetration Module for submarines mainly consists of
Eternaloc™ hermetically sealed penetrations for use in submarines and other naval vessels have the following advantages:
The penetration systems also include connectors qualified for use in nuclear powered submarines. The plugs are easy to connect and allow fast exchange of tails in case of a system modification.
Our glass-to-metal sealed penetrations are used for Light Water Reactors (LWR) such as Boiling Water Reactors (BWT) and Pressurized Water Reactors (PWT) on nuclear driven ships, submarines, ice-breakers and aircraft carriers.
Penetrations for use in submarines involve compression glass-to-metal sealing (GTMS) technology. Please contact our sales department for further details, or refer to our technology pages for more information about GTMS.
Features / Specifications
All of our products are customized to our customers needs, and at the same time fulfill the applicable naval standards.
Forms of Supply and Product Packaging
We can deliver products in accordance to customers’ specifications and / or completely pre-assembled. Connectors can also be cabled according to customer specification or delivered for cabling at the customers’ site.
Our products are delivered in dust-safe, moisture-safe, impact-proof transportation boxes.
For more information about our quality assurance process, please refer to this page.