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Applying Fine Water Mist (FWM) Technologies to Replace HFP Systems on New…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64948
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0883
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HUGHES ASSOC., INC.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227 0165
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Applying Fine Water Mist (FWM) Technologies to Replace HFP Systems on New Construction Ships
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-06-C-4116
Award Amount: $930,041.00
 

Abstract:

As a follow-on to the DDG 51 Phase I SBIR, PMS 500 and NAVSEA 05P4 are pursuing the goal of replacing all Heptafluoropropane (HFP) gaseous agent systems on future ships with water mist. More specifically, for use in marine gas turbine enclosures and flammable liquid storerooms. The objectives of the Phase II effort will be to address the technical issues associated with the use of water mist in turbine enclosures and flammable liquid storerooms, and to develop and optimize water mist systems for these applications. The preliminary designs developed Hughes Associates, Inc. (HAI) during the Phase I effort and will serve as the starting point for the Phase II program. The proposed approach is outlined as follows: Identify the performance requirements of the system for the specific application. Develop a detailed engineering design and design manual for implementing water mist in this application. Conduct the necessary fire tests to bound, optimize and then validate the performance and capabilities of the prototype system. Develop a detailed cost/benefit analysis for implementing the new systems. Develop a detailed "Safety Case" to help establish the appropriate USCG/ABS approvals for commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Gerard G. Back
Senior Engineer
4107378677
jback@haifire.com

Business Contact:

Joseph L. Scheffey
Director, RDT&E
4107378677
joe@haifire.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HUGHES ASSOC., INC.
3610 Commerce Drive Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227

EIN/Tax ID: 521199515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No