Standard Buoyancy Foams

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Standard buoyancy foams are designed for deep underwater flotation requirements, from 1,000 to 30,000 ft. Our industry renowned product reliability has been demonstrated in a variety of applications, including remote operated vehicles (ROV's), deep water moorings, torpedo target arrays, sonar arrays, and scientific instrumentation, to name a few.

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Property Units AM-28 AM-29.5 AM-32A  
           
Density lb/cubic foot  28 30 32  
  (kg/cubic meter) 448 480 513  
           
Hydrostatic Service Pressure psi 1,500 4,500 4,600  
  Mpa 10.34 31.02 31.72  
           
Depth Rating feet 3,300 10,000 10,000  
  meters 1,000 3,000 3,000  
           
Compressive Strength psi 2,500 5,100 7000  
[ASTM D695} (Mpa) 17.24 35.2 48.26  
           
Compressive Modulus psi 180,000 320,000 320,000  
[ASTM D695] (Mpa) 1,103 2,206 2,200  
           
Longitudinal Sound Velocity m/sec 2.22 2.39    
  [1 MHz]        
           
Acoustic Impedance MRayls 0.855 1.116 1.355  
  [1 MHz]        

 

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Property Units   AM-24   AM-26   AM-28A   
           
Density lb/cubic foot  24  26  28  
  kg/cubic meter  385  416  449  
           
Hydrostatic Service Pressure psi  1,500  3,000  4,500  
  (MPa)  10.34  20.68  31.02  
           
Depth Rating feet  3,300  6,500  10,000  
  meters  1,000  2,000  3,000  
           
Compressive Strength psi  2,500  3,000  5,000  
[ASTM D695] (MPa)  17.24  20.68  34.47  
           
Compressive Modulus psi  180,000  200,000  310,000  
[ASTM D695] Mpa  1,103  1,379  2,137  
           
Longitudinal Sound Velocity m/sec  2.101  2.253  2.4  
  [1 MHz]        
           
Acoustic Impedance MRayls  0.814  0.917  1.10  
  [1 MHz]        

 

Deep Submergence Foams


Property Units   AM-34   AM-36   AM-40B   
           
Density lb/cubic foot  34  36  40  
  kg/cubic meter  545  577  641  
           
Hydrostatic Service Pressure psi  6,000  9,000  9,000  
  (MPa)  41.37  62.05  62  
           
Depth Rating feet  13,200  20,000  20,000  
  meters  4,000  6,000  6,000  
           
Compressive Strength psi  6,000  11,000  11,000  
[ASTM D695] (MPa)  41.37  75.84  75.84  
           
Compressive Modulus psi  234,000  425,000  425,000  
[ASTM D695] Mpa  1,613  2,900  2,900  
           
Longitudinal Sound Velocity m/sec  N/A  3.039  3.039  
  [1 MHz]        
           
Acoustic Impedance MRayls  1.358  1.911  1.911  
  [1 MHz]