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RAPID DETECTION OF BIOCORROSION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
20328
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20328
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Waterjet Technology Inc
21414 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: RAPID DETECTION OF BIOCORROSION
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $67,000.00
 

Abstract:

Microbilogically influenced corrosion (MIC) has been shown to be a leading cause of internal corrosion and failures in marine tubing and piping systems. A technique is proposed to identify and characterize MIC-affected tubing and piping through the use of advancced and cost-effective NDE methods. The concept is based on a noncontact, laser-based sensor assembly that employs data fusion of laser-based profilometry and flourescence spectroscopy data obtained by a single probe. The resulting inspection system will be able to scan the length of a tube or pipe rapidly and accurately and generate a detailed topographic map of the internal surface. Superimposed on this image will be a color map that identifies the presence of MIC. The results will be displayed in a number of computer-graphic formats that will allow operators to both qualitatively and quantitatively assess the level and severity of wall loss due to pitting and determine the presence and extent of MIC-affected surfaces. The system will significantly advance the state of the art of NDE and will operate cost-effectively on both tubing and piping.

Principal Investigator:

James L Doyle
2068729500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Waterjet Technology, Inc.
21414 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

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