Current Project Status ~
MTTC / Navy Fleet Maintenance Reduction Projects
Current Status As of 03/01/2003
Carrier Elevator (ACE) Roller Guides: This new project was
approved by the January 31, 2003 Navy Working Group. Efforts will immediately
commence after receipt of Navy Technical direction.
Shock testing has been completed at Hi-Test Laboratories. After receipt of the
final test report, the Navy will determine the applicability of these devices
for shipboard use.
Valve Actuators: USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51) is the designated
test ship. Three actuator models were installed in November-December 2002:
Auma, Limitorque and Rotorque. Additionally, Bath Iron Works is installing
actuators on two DDGs: Tri-Tec on USS HIGGINS (DDG-76) and Nutorque on USS
GONZALEZ (DDG-66). At sea testing has commenced on these installations.
Speed Drive: MTTC has awarded a contract to
NAVSSES Philadelphia to develop and produce a VSD in the 18-22 HP/ft(3) power
density range that meets military requirements. This effort is expected to take
Couplings: Six couplings have been procured.
Two have been installed on elevator hydraulic pumps on USS NIMITZ
(CVN-68).Shortly, another coupling will be used on the Air Conditioning Chill
Water Pump on a west coast CVN and three more applications on an east coast
Dishwashers: MTTC, using experienced commercial
appliance engineering expertise, has visited a number of ships to observe the
dishwasher in its operational environment and has developed a list of probable
fixes for the problems noted. Currently, MTTC is modifying a used dishwasher to
evaluate the proposed fixes and make recommendations for a MACHALT kit.
Phone/Distance Line: The results of Phase II
at-sea testing was reported by MTTC in October 2002. NAVSEA is currently moving
forward with plans to permit the use of hand-held lasers on maneuvering ships
and to develop a robust semi-permanent system for use on MSC ships and CVNs.
COMNAVSURFFOR has recently gone on record as strongly supporting this effort
and encouraging the expiditious completion of the remaining efforts.
Anti-Scale: The prototype unit is ready for at-sea
testing. Plans to install on a west coast ship have been delayed because the
USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) (Smart Ship) availability work package has been
overloaded. NSWC/Philadelphia is now looking at the next available ships.
Package Conveyors: All shore-based testing has been
completed at the NSWC/Philadelphia land-based test site. Prototype systems have
been installed on USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71).
Feedback to date has been very positive.
Acutator Cam Pin: The Navy has completed testing on
the cam pin and has approved it, with very minor modification, for retrofit
into fleet systems. Fixtures and instructions are being developed by General
Dynamics, Burlington VT and will be issues to Navy Intermediate Level
Activities (IMAs) this year. The upgrade will be installed when an ammunition
handling system is brought in for maintenance at the IMAs.
12-month inspection onboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) was conducted
on 25 November 2002. As in the May 2002 inspection, results were positive. The
pads were holding up very well and the temperature reductions in spaces such as
the laundry, dry cleaning space and CPO Berthing were confirmed. As soon as the
results are formally reported, NAVSEA will make a utilization determination.
Deposition (ESD): NAVSEA comments have been received on
the draft instruction. The instruction is being revised. Another qualification
plate will then be produced. After the procedure has been proofed,
NSWC/Carderock will proceed with repairing the control rod in their lab.
Joiner Doors: NSWC/Philadelphia has completed a preliminary
acceptability criteria and goals document for the doors and components. MTTC
and NSWC issued Sources Sought Notices in Commerce Business Daily on February
10, 2003. These notices requested that industry provide availaability
information on their products that may meet these criteria. Upon receipt of
this information, MTTC and Navy will develop a list of conforming, or
nearly-conforming items for analysis and potential testing.
Springs: The design for the 30 x 60-inch raised watertight
hatch has been completed. A contract has been awarded by NSWC/Philadelphia for
delivery of appropriate springs and mounting hardware. Upon receopt of these
materials, NSWC will install on a test hatch for cyclic testing.
Strainer: A test strainer has been procured and shipped to
Noise Unlimited Laboratories (NU Labs) in Annandale, NJ. The shock, vibration
and EMI test plan is under review by NSWC Philadelphia. Testing will commence
in the next few months.
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