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Portable Infrared Thermographic System for Detection of Corrosion Under Paint

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
35980
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
35980
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Industrial Quality
640 E. Diamond Avenue Suite C Gaithersburg, MD 20877 0532
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Portable Infrared Thermographic System for Detection of Corrosion Under Paint
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The development of a man-portable infrared thermal inspection system for the detection of hidden corrosion under paint and other surface coatings in Naval vessel structure is proposed. The development effort will exploit the change in the thermal conductivity and heat capacity of a corroded structure compared with an uncorroded structure to indentify and characterize the degree of corrosion in a painted sample. The technique would permit the rapid evaluation of large scale structures for the presense of hidden corrosion. Maintenance effort would be dramatically reduced by rapidly identifying hidden corrosion so that repair efforts could be focussed on the area of need. Further, the early detection of corrosion would permit remedial action before the corrosion resulted in serious structural deterioration. The implementation of the proposed thermographic approach has the potential to yield significant cost savings through early detection and removal of corrosion.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas S. Jones
3019482460

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Industrial Quality, Inc.
640 E. Diamond Ave., Suite C Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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