I am interested if anybody has had any experience using the wetlink penetrators for long-ish deployments?
They have worked well for me for short (hours) deployments, but I am exploring projects with deployment times of 30-40 days. My expected depths are all less than 30m, with up to 3m tidal range. The docs that I have found suggest that the wetlink are good for multiple pressure cycles, but I couldn’t find anything out about duration duration.
Hi @oceanhoser, welcome to the forum
Given our test procedure for validated WetLink Penetrator+cable combinations involved 500 cycles to 950 msw it would be very surprising to me if that seal wasn’t able to last 40 days at 33 msw.
That said, it would be useful if we can provide some official guidance on longer term submersions at depth, so I’ve asked internally whether we have specific data on that, and whether we can add some relevant information and/or guidelines to the technical details. I’ll follow up with the response.
Thanks @EliotBR , I look forward to what you are able to determine.