Component: SAE Plug
Case Number: 1076
Vibration caused plugs to loosen and back out.
The trench plow is used to make a trench in the ocean floor for communication cable. The process involves the use of robotics. The working environment temperature is about 35 degrees C and has moderate vibration. The plugs are installed in a bearing housing. Any leaks presented the opportunity for the creation of serious maintenance and scheduling problems. Either of these situations could be costly in money and time.
Zero-Leak Gold aluminum -04 socket head plugs were installed. The ZLGP are anodized.
No leaks have been reported.