Remote Valve Actuators
Problem: Current electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic actuators suffer from very low reliability and are maintenance intensive. New, all-electric devices with high torques are now available, but unproven in shipboard applications.
Solution: MTTC, in conjunction with COMNAVAIRLANT and AMSEC, obtained and tested actuators from Tri-Tec, Inc., and Limitorque, Inc. on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
Estimated Navy CostAvoidance:
Minimum annual: $305 K
Minimum 15 Year: $4,575 K
Fleet Impact: Reduced crew sizes on all new ships require extensive use of high-reliability, remotely operated controls. Use of these actuators will greatly improve controls and system reliability.
All testing has been completed. NAVSEA is including applicable models in new shipbuilding specifications.
- All Applications (less Nuclear) on all Surface Ships
- All New Construction (DD-21, LPD-17, CVN-77/CVX)