Subsea Buoyancy Foam

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Subsea Buoyancy Foam for use on ROVs, AUVs, and other marine robotics applications. This foam can be machined, glued, painted, and coated to build any size or shape of float that you want.

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SKU: FLOAT-R3312-R1 Categories: ,

Description

LAST-A-FOAMĀ® R-3312 and R-3318 are machinable, hydrostatic pressure-resistant foams that provide buoyancy underwater. Their closed-cell structure is engineered to resist penetration by water. Due to their pressure resistance to many fluids and resins, they are also used in resin-transfer molding as a core material. LAST-A-FOAMĀ® R-3312 and R-3318 semi-submersible foams are optimal for shallow to mid-water underwater robotics applications.

These subsea polyurethane foams support training operations for the International Space Station, providing buoyancy for assembly components in pools that simulate weightlessness.

Note, the 1.9 x 3.4 x 4.8 in block is used on the BlueROV2 to provide buoyancy.

 

Features

  • Easy to machine, coat, and paint
  • Provides buoyancy with depths to 300 ft uncoated or 600 ft coated
  • Excellent compressive and insulation properties
  • Resistant to hydrostatic pressure
  • High impact resistance
  • Biologically Inert
  • Oil, grease, and solvent resistant
  • Cost-effective solution
  • Does not rot or decay
  • Performs in freshwater or saltwater
  • Compatible with many types of adhesive

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Specifications

Parameter
R-3312: Density 12 lbs/ft3 192 kg/m3
R-3318: Density 18 lbs/ft3 288 kg/m3
R-3312: Specific Gravity 0.19
R-3318: Specific Gravity 0.29
R-3312: Tested Depth (uncoated) 300 ft 91 m
R-3318: Tested Depth (uncoated) 800 ft 244 m
R-3312: Tested Depth (coated) 600 ft 182 m
R-3318: Tested Depth (coated) 1600 ft 488 m
Sizes Available (1) 8 x 4 x 0.5 in
(2) 12 x 6 x 1 in
(3) 16 x 8 x 1 in
(4) 24 x 8 x 2.5 in
(5) 1.9 x 3.4 x 4.8 in
203 x 102 x 13 mm
305 x 152 x 25 mm
406 x 203 x 25 mm
610 x 203 x 64 mm
124 x 86 x 48 mm
Buoyancy (Lifting force) (1) 0.5 lb
(2) 2.1 lb
(3) 3.7 lb
(4) 14.0 lb
(5) 1.1 lb
210 g
950 g
1690 g
6330 g
512 g
Weight (in air) (1) 0.11 lb
(2) 0.53 lb
(3) 0.96 lb
(4) 3.73 lb
(5) 0.34 lb
52 g
238 g
434 g
1694 g
156 g