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SBIR Phase I: Processing of Low-Permeability Polymer Insulating Foam for Use in…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84690
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0638271
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main Street Suite 600 Butte, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: Processing of Low-Permeability Polymer Insulating Foam for Use in Extreme Temperature Applications
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0638271
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop a welding technology for joining low permeability polymer insulation (LPPI) foams prior to applying a composite overwrap. The syntactic foam is flexible over a wide range of operating temperatures, and provides a useful combination of thermal protection, low hydrogen permeability, and compressive strength. The major steps for the proposed in-situ welding process consist of (i) using pre-formed strips of uncured LPPI as feedstock, (ii) developing the means for preheating the tapered joint between the pre-molded LPPI sheets, (iii) developing the means and method for preheating the LPPI feedstock, and (iv) developing the means and method for melting and curing the LPPI weld. The proposed technology will enable the fabrication of large-scale cryogenic tanks for hydrogen storage and aerospace applications. In addition, the technology has the potential to reduce microcracks in the composite due to thermal cycling from cryogenic to elevated temperatures.

Principal Investigator:

Scott L. Coguill
MME
4064975229
scoguill@resodyn.com

Business Contact:

Scott L. Coguill
MME
4064975229
scoguill@resodyn.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RESODYN CORPORATION
130 N MAIN ST STE 600 Ste. 205 BUTTE, MT 59701

EIN/Tax ID: 810528815
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No