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The Triton 36000

The Triton 36000Management at Triton Submarines has taken its collective 330+ years of civil submarine experience and its successful Triton deep submersible platform and joined forces with Rayotek Scientific, the world leader in high pressure glass fabrication, to produce a design for a full ocean depth-capable multipassenger sub that will revolutionize man’s relationship with the deep ocean.

The vertical configuration of the Triton 36,000/3 allows for a high rate of descent and ascent. The deepest spot in the ocean at 35,800 feet can be reached in approximately two hours. Designed as a relatively light-weight vehicle with a minimum deck footprint, the Triton 36,000/3 is intended for extreme marine tourism as well as scientific and commercial work. The Triton requires minimal support equipment and personnel.

The deep ocean is no place for compromise and no other group in the world today could design an extreme depth multi-passenger submersible like the Triton 36,000/3. At the bottom of the ocean in the Challenger Deep the pressure is 16,000 pounds per square inch.

The passenger compartment is under an enormous 170,000 tons of hydrostatic force from the weight of nearly seven miles of ocean depth. Yet the properties of the high pressure glass actually allow it to get stronger under compressive load when no metallic interface exists. For the first time in history an extreme depth submersible has a completely transparent passenger compartment that allows uninterrupted viewing. In comparison, the handful of subs that dive to 25,000 feet or less have massive steel or titanium passenger compartments and cost five times more than our 36,000/3 for about two-thirds the depth capability.

Triton 36000 Submarine

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The Triton 36000/3 F.O.D.

The deep ocean is no place for compromise and no other group in the world today could design an extreme depth multi-passenger submersible like the Triton 36,000/3. At the bottom of the ocean in the Challenger Deep the pressure is 16,000 pounds per square inch.

The passenger compartment is under an enormous 170,000 tons of hydrostatic force from the weight of nearly seven miles of ocean depth. Yet the properties of the high pressure glass actually allow it to get stronger under compressive load when no metallic interface exists. For the first time in history an extreme depth submersible has a completely transparent passenger compartment that allows uninterrupted viewing. In comparison, the handful of subs that dive to 25,000 feet or less have massive steel or titanium passenger compartments and cost five times more than our 36,000/3 for about two-thirds the depth capability.

Triton 36000 Open

The vertical configuration of the Triton 36,000/3 allows for a high rate of descent and ascent. The deepest spot in the ocean at 35,800 feet can be reached in approximately two hours.

Its pressure hull utilizes Rayotek’s patented manufacturing process and proprietary technologies to produce a sphere of high-strength specialty glass. Glass has been successfully used in deep submergence for over 40 years and Benthos glass spheres are rated for almost 30,000 feet (9,000 meters).

Rayotek’s proprietary technology is capable of overcoming previous manufacturing limitations and producing perfect spheres of sufficient diameter to accommodate three occupants. By incorporating no metallic or through hull penetrations in the pressure boundary the design takes advantage of the fact that up to a very high limit, glass becomes stronger with greater compression.

All life support is internal to the pressure hull and control and monitoring functions are carried out by fiber optic systems that transmit light through the glass hull. The glass is protected from point impact by internal and external acrylic sheaths.

Designed as a relatively light-weight vehicle with a minimum deck footprint, the Triton 36,000/3 is intended for extreme marine tourism as well as scientific and commercial work.

The Triton requires minimal support equipment and personnel.

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The Triton 36,000/3 will be the world’s deepest diving multi-passenger submersible and can be delivered in 18 months at a fraction of the cost of previous conventional deep submersibles.

 

Learn about the other Triton models:

Triton 1000

Triton 3300

 

To learn more, please inquire further