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Need to build an underwater housing for camera

  1. Mar 23, 2016 #1
    will an aluminum tube 127mm in diameter, 3.5mm wall thickness, enclosed on either end by 12mm thick disks with o-rings be able to with stand 15bar of pressure. Its for an underwater camera housing.
     
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  3. Mar 23, 2016 #2
    What is your question? What part are you having trouble on?
     
  4. Mar 23, 2016 #3
    Will a vessel of those constraints be able to withstand 15bar of pressure?
     
  5. Mar 23, 2016 #4

    berkeman

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    How long is the tube?
     
  6. Mar 23, 2016 #5
    Hi there..its 750mm long
     
  7. Mar 24, 2016 #6

    berkeman

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    Why so long? What kind of camera is it? Is there a reason you can't use a commercially-available underwater camera housing?
     
  8. Mar 24, 2016 #7
    This section is to house batteries for the camera and motors. Its part of an ROV that will be going down to 100m.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2016 #8

    billy_joule

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    Seeing as you can't do the engineering yourself why not just use pipe and fittings with the appropriate pressure ratings?
     
  10. Mar 25, 2016 #9
    Hi Billy
    Thanks..but we struggling to get that info. Very frustrating!
     
  11. Mar 25, 2016 #10

    billy_joule

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    You have all the info you need. Call your local pipe supplier, tell the sales engineer you want pipe rated for 15 bar vacuum with X OD and X length, along with a blank cap and a site glass cap. I don't know if they'll be flanged or threaded but he will. If your lucky, he'll price it over the phone andemail you a formal quote within an hour.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2016 #11
    Thanks Billy..will do that..appreciate the responses!
     
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