BIRNS in the News
View the following articles from our archive. This section is updated regularly, and appears in chronological order from the latest to the past.
BIRNS contributed a feature article for Nuclear Engineering International’s December 2012 issue entitled “How to Choose Lights for Nuclear Applications”. The article includes detailed analysis on how to select underwater lighting for nuclear power stations with the most effective, safe designs, while factoring in issues like reducing radwaste, considering effects on performance due to exposure to fuel, and staying compliant with new post-Fukushima protocols.
BIRNS contributed another feature article for Sea Technology’s 2012 Connector issue entitled “Electrical Penetrators for Saturation Diving System.” The article details the use of 27 ABS Product Design Assessment (PDA) certified BIRNS electrical (NPT) penetrators for subsea connectivity in IUC’s 12-Man portable SAT VI System, rated to 1,000 FSW.
BIRNS contributed a feature article for Sea Technology’s 2011 Connector issue entitled “High-Density Electrical Connector Pair Designed For Extreme Depths.” The article included a case study of a solution provided for Oceaneering International in which we developed high performance, custom-designed flange bulkhead connectors for an ROV’s sonar system within a mere six weeks.
BIRNS was featured for the second consecutive year on the cover of Sea Technology’s renowned “Cables and Connectors” issue. The 2011 BIRNS-submitted cover shot and caption features Hawaii Underwater Research Laboratory’s (HURL) manned research sub Pisces V at a depth of 950m offshore Oahu equipped with BIRNS hull penetrators, 28 of which are on Pisces V. In addition to molded outboard cable assemblies, BIRNS outfitted the sub with oil-filled cable assemblies with unique double-ferrule hydraulic fittings.
BIRNS was featured on the cover of Sea Technology’s renowned “Cables and Connectors” issue with an image of a BIRNS high power motor cable assembly used to supply power for the hot water drill in the Ice Cube Neutrino Detector, a neutrino telescope at the South Pole. BIRNS’ expertise was further highlighted in this key issue, submitting the magazine’s lead technical article “Deep Submergence Electro-Optical Hybrid Connector and Cable Assembly.”