Triton tests every submersible to pressures of at least 1.2 times the vehicle’s operating depth. Every component is designed, analyzed and certified to withstand even greater pressures.
Scrutinized by ABS or DNV-GL surveyors, each Triton will undergo a vigorous program of over 1,000 tests and checks. Structural materials are independently tested in a laboratory. Comms and tracking, life support, high-pressure systems, maneuvering, towing and vehicle stability are all tested and demonstrated. Finally, a manned dive to maximum operating depth, with a functional demonstration of each and every system, is required before the vehicle is approved.