RayOLON has successfully
completed laboratory environmental testing. NAVSEA has approved the results and has
ordered several thousand additional covers for test on Navy ships under actual operational
conditions. Current plans are to install over 4000 RayOLON covers on 19 more ships. The
FMTTC portion of this project is complete. NAVSEA will make a final determination on fleet
acceptability after observing the cover in actual operation over an extended period of
K-Flex ECO Insulation. At-sea testing on USS RUSHMORE is complete. Samples of
the insulation that were subjected to temperatures in the 230-250 deg F. range exhibited
some hardening. At the request of NAVSEA, MTTC modified the contract to include laboratory
thermal conductivity testing of the sections. The preliminary test reports indicate that
there is no measurable increase in thermal conductivity. However, it has also been found
that the hardening is progressive in the I.D. in the very hot pipe applications. The O.D.
was still flexible. These tests are now complete. NAVSEA will make a judgement on fleet
suitability after reviewing the test reports. The MTTC portion of this contract is
Remote Valve Actuators. Tri-Tec brand actuator testing has been completed. The
MTTC contractor, AMSEC, is currently awaiting the delivery of two Limitorque actuators, an
MX-5 and an MX-10, to be delivered. In the near future, they will be installed on an
Aircraft Carrier for at-sea testing.
ECOTherm High Temperature Insulation. Test sections were installed on USS BOXER
in April 2000. The MTTC contractor, BBN, Inc., and NAVSEA will be conducting an interim
inspection in the near future. Boxer will deploy shortly thereafter. After the ship
returns from deployment, a final inspection will take place. The test sections will then
be restored to their original configuration, pending Navy decision on the viability of
Distiller Anti-Scale. NAVSSES has proposed a 2-year project which would require
funding that extends into FY 02. MTTC will award a contract when FY 00 funding becomes
available. SSES and NAVSEA have provided all required documentation.
Anti-Sweat Paint. There was a delay in developing a Statement of Work as a
result of personnel changes at GeoCenters. In late May, MTTC received a proposal which
appeared to conform to NAVSEA direction. Because the project will take approximately 6
months, MTTC will award a contract when FY 00 funding becomes available.
Stratica Flooring. The MTTC contractor, CES, Inc., has installed test sections
of Stratica in the USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD-49) and USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) using NAVSEA
approved Task Group Instructions (TGIs). In recent months, a number of ships have received
this flooring under various waivers and deviations, but unlimited approval for fleet use
is reserved pending the results of these controlled MTTC sponsored TGI installations.