Technical Applications for Underwater Windows
Fish Counter Windows
Observation vaults of rivers, streams, coastal areas.
Glass Wall Flood Barriers
Some buildings are situated near rivers, lakes or oceans where the water level can change unpredictably. These buildings have to withstand the worst case-scenario floods, even if that might only happen once in a hundred years. Windows below the waterline of a flood have to keep the water outside the building. Both wall and window have to be specifically engineered.
Ice Storage Tanks
About Ice Storage Tanks: This technology can be found in campus-wide air conditioning or chilled water systems of large buildings. In this application, a standard chiller runs at night to produce an ice pile. Water then circulates through the pile during the day to produce chilled water that would normally be the chiller's daytime output. Underwater windows can be used for visual control of the ice.
Hydrosight industrial strenth portholes are very versatile. They have been used in water purification plants for examination of water quality or for educational purposes.
Universities and Research
other projects related: TU Delft, TU Rostock Strömungskanal
(hydrodynamic water tunnels etc.)
Windows on Ships
A journey to the submarine world can create memories which are unique and unforgettable. If you're all about exploring the submarine world inside the protection of a hull, you will require a suitable window for the observation of the outside.
Hydrosight's ship windows can be installed either next to the water line, or they can be submerged. They can be used either for maritime observation, as well as for monitoring the floor of the sea.
Hydrosight offers both custom cast submarine windows, certified by a classification society of your choice, and plain windows cut to size, certified by authorities like Germanischer Lloyd.
Acrylic is the material of choice for viewing facilities in a pressurised vessel.