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MTTC Proposes  Improved  Insulation for the Navy  

 SpeedWrap keeps pipes and fittings insulated and accessible for inspection. MTTC is evaluating the viability of this commercial product for Navy fleet use.

 

March 7, 2001; Louisville, Kentucky: The U.S. Navy is required to routinely inspect a variety of valves, flanges and other pipe features to ensure safe operation. The Navy has estimated that there are currently approximately 1850 items each on 250 ships that require these regular inspections. In order to observe the pipe feature, it is necessary to remove any lagging and insulation, conduct the inspection and then restore the pipe to its original configuration. Currently, coverings in these inspection areas are comprised of insulation held in place with lacing wire and eye-hooks. New wire must be used after each operation. The time for removal and re-installation of the insulation can easily surpass that of the inspection itself.

 

MTTC has proposed a commercial pipe wrapping, called SpeedWrap, which is available on the open market. It is available in various diameters and shapes to conform to a large number of pipe features. The wrap's open seam is joined by special high-temperature Velcro strips so that it can be used in most Navy applications.

 

This project, in conjunction with NAVSEA and BBN, Inc., will involve the installation of a number of SpeedWrap sections on a fleet ship and observation of its performance over a period of time. Upon completion of shipboard testing, the test samples will be subjected to lab testing to confirm their post-test viability. A decision on fleetwide use will be made after test results are analyzed.

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