During one of my many trial-by-fire experiences with subsea connectors, I had a wise connector supplier (company president) tell me “It’s always the other connector design I should have selected”. Well, not really funny at the time–down time is expensive and my keester was in a sling. But his point was well made. All connector designs have their pros and cons.
Over the years of designing, building and troubleshooting subsea BOP controls, I’ve picked up a few tips about connectors. For this week’s tip, just make sure you have connector test ports to verify the integrity of your seals. Like this:
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