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FLEET MAINTENANCE:

~ Current Project Status ~

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October 2001


MTTC / Navy Fleet Maintenance Projects-

Current Status (10/01/01)


ECOTherm High Temperature Insulation. USS BOXER (LHD-4) deployed in early March 2001. In late February, BBNT, Inc. restored some of the remaining ECOTherm, but left some at the request of the ship for continued analysis. Upon completion of laboratory tests on some of the removed material BBNT, Inc. will produce a test report and forward it to the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for a determination regarding fleet use.

Distiller Anti-Scale. MTTC has awarded a contract and funding to NAVSEA/NAVSSES Philadelphia to commence this project. A current injector has been obtained and will soon begin testing in the land-based-test-site.

Boat Davit Improvements. MTTC has awarded a contract and funding has been provided to NAVSEA/NAVSSES Philadelphia to commence this project. NAVSSES is currently investigating various potential technologies to solve corrosion and brake problems. This project is expected to last for another year, including hardware tests.

Vertical Package Conveyors. MTTC has awarded a contract and funding to NAVSREA/NAVSSES Philadelphia to commence this project. NAVSSES will be developing a PLC based control that provides increased safety and automated maintenance.

Composite Connectors. This project is now complete. Four wiring harnesses with composite connectors have been delivered to the Inservice Engineering Agent (ISEA) at NSWC/Port Hueneme Division/Louisville for on-mount testing. Some initial fit problems have been realized and solutions are being investigated.

 

CIWS Acutator Cam Pin. Contract discussions with General Dynamics Armament Systems, Burlington VT have begun. NSWC Port Hueneme Division is providing contractor oversight.

 

Speedwrap Insulation. NAVSEA has validated the Speedwrap requirement. USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) will install test sections during its current deployment

 

ArmaChek Insulation Covering. NAVSEA is currently reviewing the requirements inormation to confirm the validity of this project. A decision on whether to proceed is expected in June/July 2001.

 

Laser Induced Surface Improvement (LISI) of LCAC Lift Fan Blades. A contract has been issued to ST2, Baltimore, MD to perform this work.

 

Electrospark Deposition (ESD) In-situ repair of hydraulic rams. A contract and initial funding has been awarded to NSWC/Carderock to commence this project.

 


Please Give Us A Call

For additional news or information about opportunities involving Navy fleet maintenance, contact: Dick Gilbert [email protected]

 

Phone: (502) 452-1131 Ext. 307;   Fax (502) 451-9665

 

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