A contract has been awarded to NSWC/Philadelphia and the project started in May 2002.
DDG Valve Actuators: A contract has
been awarded to NSWC/Philadelphia and the project started in late
Variable Speed Drive: MTTC
has received all necessary Navy documentation. NSWC/Philadelphia has
requested that contract discussions be delayed for a short period.
A contract and funding has been provided to NSWC/CD/Philadelphia.
Procurement of the appropriate couplings will commence immediately.
Test ships are being identified.
MTTC has awarded a contract for Dishwasher I to NSWC/Philadelphia.
MTTC has also provided the assistance of three former appliance
engineers to assist in problem and solution definition. One of these
engineers recently accompanied Navy (NSWC/Philadelphia) technical
officials on a trip to San Diego where they observed the dishwashers
on five ships. This trip was significant in that it highlighted all
of the dishwasher design and maintenance problems, not just a select
few. Engineering efforts are continuing.
UNREP Phone/Distance Line:
MTTC took the Laser Rangefinder shipset to San Diego for at-sea
testing during the week of 22-26 April 2002. USNS TIPPECANOE
(T-AO-199) was the test ship. Seven different ships from 5 different
ship classes (FFG, DD, DDG, CG and LHD) were serviced by UNREP. The
rangefinder was tested in a number of locations and orientations. A
quicklook report was immediately issued. A final test report was issued in
May-22, 2002. At the request of the Navy, MTTC will spearhead
testing of a billboard design that may be used on replenishment
Distiller Anti-Scale. The
final Chemical Injection pump design has been completed and test/ship installation
prototypes are being fabricated. EMI testing is scheduled for early 2002. Shock and
vibration testing is scheduled for February 2002. BUMED approvals for ship testing has
been provided. Shipboard installation will commence in April 2002 on USS CARL VINSON
Vertical Package Conveyors.
Prototype safety light curtains have been developed and are now installed on several
aircraft carriers for evaluation. NSWC/Philadelphia has ordered the PLCs
logic computers) and other hardware for prototype development and testing. PLC programming
and wiring diagrams are being developed.
Connectors. Keyway fit problems have been solved by the manufacturer and
replacement wiring harnesses have been received by the Inservice Engineering Agent (ISEA)
at NSWC/Port Hueneme/Louisville. On-mount testing will commence when a test system can be
Acutator Cam Pin. General Dynamics Armament Division has been awarded a contract
to redesign the cam pin and associated parts and to produce several sets for system
testing. This effort should be completed by the end of FY-02.
Insulation. USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) was the test
ship during her recent deployment to the Persian Gulf. Now that the
ship has returned to the U.S., BBNT will be sending representatives
onboard to evaluate the installation.
Induced Surface Improvement (LISI) of LCAC Lift Fan Blades. During
processing of the LCAC fan blades, several technical issues arose.
ST2 and the University of Tennessee believe that they have solved
them by modifying the process. A contract extension has been
granted in order to accomodate these changes.
Deposition (ESD) In-situ repair of hydraulic rams. The
draft process instruction for repair of SSN 688 class steering and
diving control rods has been completed and NSWC/Carderock review
is underway. A test plate is being prepared for qualifying the ESD
procedure for the repair of the control rod.
Paint: While the MTTC/ONR laboratory testing did not substantiate the claims of
the latex/ceramic paint, the Navy has decided to supplement these tests with instrumented
shipboard tests to confirm the tests and claims. These real-world tests will be conducted
in the near future.
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For additional news or information about
opportunities involving Navy Fleet Maintenance Reduction, contact: Dick Gilbert [email protected]