Imagine a world where the USB standard did not exist and each equipment provider (mouse, keyboard, etc.) had a proprietary connector instead of the USB interface with different power and data transfer requirements – the system interoperability would be so poor that it would prevent users from using computers efficiently and limit the ICT market growth. In the subsea world, inductive couplers are not standardised and produced to a specific project. Since these are project-adapted deliveries, the product specifications change from one delivery to the next, resulting in poor interoperability between equipment.
Developing standardised 2.5 kW and 250 W, bi-directional, 15 years lifetime inductive subsea couplers