One essential part of KW Designed Solutions engineering design process is to fully understand the critical functionality of our customer’s products under test and their unique requirements, to ensure industry standards are maintained.
The offshore energy industry demand that subsea wet-mate electrical connectors used for power, control and communications are comprehensively tested; proving their robustness and reliability in the most realistic and hostile operating environments.
KW Designed Solutions developed and engineered an advanced range of high-pressure vessels that have automated mate/ de-mate mechanisms incorporated into their design; meeting these strict testing requirements in line with API standards.
Integrated tooling and multi-penetrations allow for adaption to all types and sizes of wet-mate electrical or hydraulic connectors. This allows the user to simulate functionality, operation and connectivity of the male/ female connectors, whilst under pressure; ensuring robustness and reliability after hundreds of cycles.
Our mate/ de-mate system allows both single-step and cyclic-step sequential functionality; with set datum, adjustable travel distance for mate and de-mate positions, intermediate hold/ pause times, cycle repetition and simply to start, stop or reset a cycle.