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K-FLEX ECO INSULATION

K-Flex ECO Insulation

Problem: The current Calcium Silicate insulation, while tough and effective, is heavy and very difficult to install, remove and modify. Sailors and shipbuilders alike detest working with CaSi.

Solution: MTTC, in conjunction with the Navy and BBNT, Inc., conducted extensive shipboard testing on USS RUSHMORE (LSD-47) of a commercially available insulation called K-Flex ECO. It proved effective and durable up to its advertised upper temperature limit of 250F.

 

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Benefits

Estimated Navy Cost Avoidance:

Minimum annual:       $1,250 K

Minimum 15 Year:   $18,750 K

(Combined with ECOTHERM)

 

Fleet Impact: Sailors and shipyard workers will be able to install and replace pipe insulation with nothing more than a knife and tape. Clean-up is quick and simple. The use of this material will substantially reduce shipbuilding costs.

Status: Complete

                            Fleet Approval

 

MTTC and the Navy have completed testing on USS RUSHMORE. The Navy has granted waivers for shipbuilding contracts and formal approval has been issued.

 

Applications:

All shipboard piping with temperatures less than 250F.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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