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June 2000

Attention: "Closet Inventors": MTTC Luncheon Speakers Available

Are you an inventor? How many of us have had an idea for a product, or a way to make things, while we were driving in the car, taking a shower, or otherwise going about our normal business? If you’ve ever had a "brainstorm" like that, have you done anything about it? Would you know what to do about it? Would you really know if your idea has any potential? And how do you get it to market before someone steals your great idea, or you go broke in the process?

Not only does MTTC, through their ITAP (Innovative Technologies Assistance Program) plan help inventors assess their product, protect it, develop it, and get good inventions to market, now the ITAP team from MTTC is ready to tell your group how we do it. Luncheon or meeting speakers are now available to entertain your gathering on the subject of "Idea to Income." For more details, contact Dave Goddard at 367-2186, or Brian Daly at 452-1131.

MTTC Fleet Maintenance Projects

(6/1/00) The Project Status is as follows:

Portable Chlorinator.  The installation of injection ports and other ship modifications is complete.  All equipment and supplies have been delivered to the USS CARR.  Final crew training was accomplished in December 1999.  Operational tests have now commenced.


Lynx Motor Shock. This project has been cancelled.


Heat Exchanger Descaler.  Ongoing shipboard tests have demonstrated the viability of this process. As a result, a draft procedure and Fleet Advisory have been written and are in circulation for comment. Modifications to the vendors procedure have been incorporated to reduce metal loss in the heat  exchanger tubes.


Watertight Door Hinge.  The 1.25 million cycle operational test has been completed.  There were three clear winners.  In order to expedite fleet introduction, limited sole source procurements from each winning concept will be conducted, with initial hardware being used to fix some especially notorious installations.  Concurrently, a competitive procurement will be staged among the three to obtain the best price for a very large procurement to support the needs of the entire fleet.  This project is considered to be completed successfully.


Bilge Paint Qualification. This is a Secretary of the Navy high interest item.  The USS DETROIT has been assigned as the test ship.  A supply of both Alocit and Euronavy has been procured.  Corrosion Engineering Services, Inc. is the performing contractor.   NAVSEA and MTTC have combined resources to apply both of these paint systems on DETROIT for evaluation and comparison.  Painting has been completed. The performance of these paints will be evaluated under fleet conditions for an extended period of time.


Topside Connector Corrosion Protection.   The "Gel-in-the-Middle"clamshell connector cover tests have led to the conclusion that this product will not meet Navy needs.  However, the Rayvolve (type N, roll-on) cover, which was also included in this project, has shown excellent results to date.  While laboratory tests are ongoing, several were installed on the Phalanx CIWS mount on USS MCCLUSKY (FFG-41) Shipboard technicians have used the re-entry capability and have expressed great satisfaction with the concept.


K-Flex Eco Insulation.   Operational tests were complete on USS RUSHMORE Laboratory tests of hardened material removed from RUSHMORE are ongoing. Upon completion of these tests, the Navy will make an acceptance decision.


DDG-51 Class Louvers.  The test louvers on USS COOK continue to exhibit excellent performance per SURFLANT.   Based on the results to date, the Navy has funded the coating of all louvers on ships under construction and three complete ship-sets for operational units.  This project is complete and based on strong positive Project Office and Fleet feedback, it is considered to be a complete success.


Remote Valve Actuators.  This project has been modified and expanded.  The original effort to test two Tri-Tec actuators has been scaled back to one unit which was installed on USS G. WASHINGTON. An additional actuator, manufactured by Limitorque is being procured and will be installed on USS T. ROOSEVELT.


Ecotherm High Temperature Insulation.   MTTC has issued a work order to BBN, Inc. Test sections of the insulating material were installed on the USS BOXER in May 2000. At sea test have commenced.

Distilling Plant Anti-Scale. NAVSEA has provided a Statement of Work and MTTC is initiating discussions with NSWC/CD/SSES, Philadelphia, PA.

Anti-Sweat Paint. NAVSEA has provided a Statement of Work and MTTC is initiating discussions with GeoCenters, Inc.

Stratica Deck Tile. NAVSEA has provided a statement of work and discussions with CES, Inc. have begun.


Please Give Us A Call

For additional news or information about opportunities involving technology transfer, send an e-mail to:

Dick Gilbert OR  Dave Goddard


Phone: (502) 367-2186;   Fax (502) 367-4261

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For more information how MTTC can help your company benefit from technology transfer, contact Dick Gilbert or Dave Goddard at (502) 367-2186.



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