Nautilus Marine Service

Floatation Housings

Floatation Housings

All stationary and autonomous instrumentation for observational activities in ocean research has two significant things in common. Firstly, they require pressure-resistant housings, and secondly, they need buoyancy to bring instruments safely back to the surface.

VITROVEX floatation housings are available in either spherical or cylindrical shape; each with different sizes and pressure ratings up to full ocean depth.

Nautilus Marine Service complements its VITROVEX glass floatation housings with a broad range of services and accessories to support customization thereof.

As of March 25th, 2019 the customs tariff no. for all Vitrovex pressure housings has been set to 9015 9000.

Please follow below for details of each individual model series, related services, and accessories.

Delivery program

VITROVEX Floatation Spheres

VITROVEX floatation spheres are composed of two mated hemispheres that are evacuated and locked into position by a sealant and a protective tape.


Floatation Housings Accessories & Services

For protection, storage, and ease of handling LDPE (low-density polyethylene) protective shells are available as well as mounting framework with swivelling sphere fixings, rope, thimbles and shackles (EDDYGRIP system).


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