Free Piston Pump for Microturbines
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
The Navy needs long-life fuel pumps for Microturbines. We propose to apply our patented Free Piston Pump (FPP) technology to develop a long-life fuel pump for Microturbines to meet the needs of the Navy. We have developed our FPP to meet long-liferequirements and stringent cost requirements for high-pressure (for example, 3000 psi) cryogenic LNG systems on heavy vehicles. Our FPP has a long life because it has few moving parts and long-life seals. Our FPP has a low cost because it has a low partcount of inexpensive parts. In Phase I, we will design, build, and test a prototype Free Piston fuel Pump (FPP) for Microturbines, and we will determine the economic feasibility of large-scale production of our fuel pump. In Phase II, we will: (1)optimize our FPP to maximize life and minimize costs; (2) build and test the optimized design; (3) use the optimized pump to generate performance maps (data); and (4) develop a fuel-pump package (including performance data) suitable for commercial sale inPhase III. In Phase III, we will enter large-scale production of our pump, and we will mass-market our Free Piston Fuel Pump for Microturbines throughout the Navy and the Commercial Sector. Our Free Piston Pump (FPP) is attractive for many applicationsthat require a long-life, low-cost, high-pressure pump. Some promising commercial applications of our FPP are: fuel pumps for Microturbines; fuel pumps for LNG systems on heavy vehicles (trucks); feedpumps for nuclear powered submarines; pumps fordesuperheating water injection for steam power plants; and feedpumps for power generation and cogeneration.
Small Business Information at Submission:
3319 21st Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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