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Revolutionary Quick Chill Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82357
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N053-164-0177
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Revolutionary Quick Chill Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00164-06-C-6099
Award Amount: $99,987.00
 

Abstract:

Keeping vending machines on a Naval ship filled with soda can be very time consuming as a result of the distance from the storerooms to the vending machines, lack of transportation aids, and the high per capita consumption rate of those onboard the ship. As manpower needs increase, devoting large amounts of time (up to six man-years for large ships) to stock these vending machines becomes a larger problem. Mainstream Engineering has designed a "Quick Chill" system that can chill a can of soda from 70o F to 42o F in ten seconds, eliminating several inefficiencies resulting from any existing feasible solution (this is a conservative final temperature estimate). As the initial temperature of the soda increases, the cooling capacity also increases. In addition to being maintenance and labor free, it uses environmentally-friendly working fluids, and is much smaller and lighter than a vending machine. Based on the preliminary design and conservative calculations, Mainstream's Quick Chill would have to be used over 340,000 times in a single year to have the same power consumption as a vending machine.

Principal Investigator:

R. P. Roth
PI/Mechanical Engineer
3216313550
rpr@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Controller
3216313550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No