Nautilus Marine Service

Instrument Housings

Instrument 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.
The use of VITROVEX instrument housings made of glass is naturally attractive for meeting both these requirements as they offer the dual advantage of buoyancy and pressure-proof enclosure – a perfect combination for small and autonomous underwater instrumentation packages.

VITROVEX instrument 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 enclosures with a broad range of services and accessories to support the customization of instrument housings.

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 Instrument Spheres

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


Accessories and Services

Nautilus Marine Service offers a broad range of services and accessories to support customization of instrument spheres.


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