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ITT BIW Connector Systems Introduces Unique Seven-Pin Electrical Wellhead Outlet for Downhole Monitoring Equipment


    Smart well feedthru provides easy installation, secure pressure barrier for multi-conductor gauge cables, offers innovative indicator to warn of potential pressure breaches

    IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2016 – ITT Corporation's (NYSE:ITT) BIW Connector Systems brand has launched a unique seven-contact wellhead outlet to connect safely and reliably to monitoring equipment in oil and gas production wells. Designed for the harsh underground conditions experienced in conventional and steam flood wells, the new penetrator system is the first of its kind for the upstream production market.

    "In recent years, monitoring tools have become more sophisticated, and single conductor instrument cables are increasingly being replaced with multi-conductor cables," said John Dutil, vice president and general manager, ITT BIW Connector Systems. "Our new feedthru will help customers achieve smarter, more efficient well management while protecting valuable equipment like electric submersible pumps."

    The smart well feedthru is the first multi-pin wellhead outlet to offer interconnect capabilities for tubing encapsulated cables with up to seven conductors. The feedthru, which offers improved data transmission through the pressure barrier, also includes a unique visual safety indicator that provides a visual warning if high pressure is detected within the outlet housing and prevents disassembly in unsafe conditions.

    Featuring National Pipe Thread Taper (NPT) fittings for easy installation on top of the wellhead bonnet or on the side of the bowl, the smart well feedthru utilizes glass-to-metal seals and gold plated contacts to provide reliable pressure blocking and electrical performance. Its higher temperature rating makes it a suitable solution for both steam floods and conventional wells, and a separate surface cable allows for easy cable disassembly during workovers.

    The smart well feedthru reinforces ITT's commitment to serving the needs of customers in upstream oil and gas production with innovative technology designed to solve pressing challenges in ever-harsher conditions. The new feedthru launch supplements the company's new line of pressure balancing k-PaC™ Technology connectors and splices. The smart well feedthru is available for order starting in April 2016.

About ITT

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. This work is made possible by the talent and innovation of committed ITT employees in more than 35 countries who create trusted products and brands such as Goulds Pumps, KONI shock absorbers, Cannon connectors and Enidine energy absorption devices. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y. and generated 2015 revenues of $2.5 billion.

About BIW Connector Systems

BIW Connector Systems supplies the industry with the widest range of electrical feedthru products, with more than 3,000 available active part numbers. BIW has set the standard for quality, reliability and ease of installation and has a strong culture of forward-looking innovation. With a foundation of quality engineering and focus on reliability, BIW has a legacy of continuous improvement that drives the development of its products. These systems help deliver power to the submersible pumps in wells on frozen tundras, in sun-bleached deserts and at the bottom of oceans, keeping workers and environments safe and global economies running 24-hours a day. For more information, visit


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