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Explosive Cutting Technologies Applied to Ship Dismantling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70110
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-099-1759
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Loki, Incorporated
12596 Whipporwill Rd Rolla, MO 65401-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Explosive Cutting Technologies Applied to Ship Dismantling
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-04-M-0110
Award Amount: $69,962.00
 

Abstract:

In this proposal, state-of-the-art demolition techniques based on a newly patented method (US 6,530,325 B2) are applied to ship dismantling to decrease the manpower and time necessary to dismantle a naval vessel. This method utilizes the cutting and breaking capabilities of explosives to create openings in plating, thereby allowing the use of large hydraulic shears as a primary means of ship dismantling. The method has been used successfully for the scrapping of floating structures as large as 210 ft long and 35 ft wide. In addition, a suite of more conventional explosive cutting and explosive shearing techniques used in the explosives demolition industry will be evaluated for its utility in ship dismantling. These include the use of shaped charges for cutting steel support structures, and of explosive shearing charges (similar to those used in explosive bolts) for shearing large items such as shafts.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Worsey
Vice President, Loki Inco
5733414317
pworsey@umr.edu

Business Contact:

Jason Baird
President, Loki Incorpora
5733416648
jbaird@lokiconsult.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LOKI, INC.
1006 Kingshighway Rolla, MO 65409

EIN/Tax ID: 431850896
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No