Portable Chlorinator. The MTTC portion of this concept demonstration has been
completed onboard USS CARR. Based on the results to date, NAVSEA has decided to procure
additional units and install them on all saltwater intakes on this ship to determine the
most optimum shipboard configuration for fleetwide introduction. The operational use of
this device has shown that biogrowth can be significantly reduced using clorination.
Ultimately, this would result in reduction in the requirement for extensive cleaning of
shipboard seawater systems.
Bilge Paint Qualification.
Both the EuroNavy and Alocit formulations used in this project have passed Navy
requirements and fleetwide approval is pending in the near future. Significant reductions
in shipboard sailor workload will be realized when using these epoxy coatings. This
project has been completed.
K-Flex ECO Insulation.
NAVSEA has determined that this material is siutable for fleet use and offical fleet
notification is pending. Navy officials have documented 40% labor savings over calcium
silicate and 25% savings over fiberglass. Use of this material will greatly reduce fleet
costs, and when incorporated in the shipbuilding, will significantly reduce construction
costs. This project has been completed.
Remote Valve Actuators. The
testing period for the Limitorque models MX-5 and MX-10 on the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT
(CNV-71) has been extended to 31 March 2001, at the request of the Navy. To date, the
valves have cycled over 250 times in fleet operations. The Navy operators have been very
positive about the valves' performance.
ECOTherm High Temperature Insulation.
Test sections were installed on the USS BOXER in April 2000. The MTTC contractor, BBN,
Inc., and NAVSEA conducted an interim inspection of the BOXER installation in September
2000. A final analysis will be conducted early in 2001 and the test sections will be
restored to their original configuration prior to the ship's deployment.
NAVSSES has proposed a 2-year project which would require funding that extends into FY02.
MTTC will award a contract when FY00 funding becomes available. SSES and NAVSEA have
provided all required documentation.
Anti Sweat Paint. NAVSEA,
MTTC and GeoCenters have agreed on a statement of work and a work order has been issued to
Stratica Flooring. Based on
installation proofing conducted during this project, the procedures were verified. As a
result, Stratica Tile was recently approved for fleetwide use in surface ships and
submarines. This project has been completed.
Boat Davit Improvements.
MTTC and NAVSSES Philadelphia have signed a contract to commence this project.
Vertical Package Conveyers.
NAVSSES Philadelphia and NAVSEA are currently developing the documentation required to
proceed with this project.
Connectors. Glenair, Inc., has produced and delivered four harness assemblies to
MTTC. The MTTC has provided these to the Navy who, in return has forwarded them to
Litecom, Inc. for installation of the Navy SBIR produced connectors. The completed
assemblies will be tested at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Louisville site, prior to
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