Hydrosight Underwater Windows are free of service. This is generally the case, but it comes with some exceptions. Hydrosight windows are versatile and are used in very different environments.
- This list gives recommendation to where service contracts are obligatory. Only when services are performed the site operator has the right to claim warranty.
- Any environments where a defect might lead to loss of life ("catastrophic failure").
- Submarine windows. Submarine equipment is regulated by ASME-PVHO, as a part of certification for pressure vessels
- Open water use cases, eg. in glass bottom boats and semi submarines
- Water levels exceeding 5 meters over the bottom of the window
- Windows that can only be accessed at very few times for servicing, eg. outside high rise buildings
- This list shows conditions where service contracts are NOT obligatory but RECOMMENDED:
- Windows, that are exposed to unfavorable climatic conditions. These conditions can be very strong winds, arctic climate, desert climate, tropical (humid) climate
- Windows, that are exposed to high amounts of UV light, like in high altitudes.
- A Hydrosight maintenance visit should be scheduled at a favorable time of the year. See chapter "Emptying the Tank" for details.
- First service 2 (two) years after start of operation. Start of operation is when the window will be pressurized for the first time.
- Following services in 2 (two) year intervals.
- If service shows signs of unusual deterioration the service interval can be shortened unilaterally by the Manufacturer Hydrosight GmbH
About the Service
- Service requires a full tank for deflection measurements and
- an empty tank for verification of the seals
- Two days are usually needed by the Service Engineer
- A resulting test protocol will be handed to the on site operator