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PORTABLE CHLORINATOR

 

Portable Chlorinator

Problem : Biological growth in seawater firemains and cooling systems can completely foul the pipes and result in loss of system capability and requires expensive cleaning. Warm water environments accelerate the process.

Solution: MTTC, with Naval Research Laboratory and GeoCenters, Inc., designed, built and tested a portable device that chlorinated the seawater systems. A significant reduction in bio-fouling was documented with only single-source protection.

    NAVY POC
    Fred Tasco
    NAVSEA-05L32
    (202) 781-3654


Benefits

Estimated Navy Cost Avoidance:

Minimum Annual:       $500 K

Minimum 15 Year:   $7,500 K

 

Fleet Impact: Seawater system acid cleaning requires that the ship be taken off-line for several weeks and costs over $250 K. Fouling also causes degradation and failure of serviced weapon systems when adequate cooling is not achieved. Ship and weapon system reliability will be greatly enhanced when bio-fouling is eliminated.


Status: Complete

 

Based on the results of these single-point tests, the Navy has determined that complete coverage, using multiple chlorinators per ship is warranted. Under separate funding the U.S. Navy plans to procure additional units, based on this project design, and install on a ship for an extended test period.

    Applications
  • All ships home ported in warm-water locations.
  • All ships deploying to warm-water locations.
  • Fleet will procure rotating pool of chlorinators to cover above ships.

 

 

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