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REACTION BASED GAS INERTING (RBGI) SYSTEM FOR MULTI FUEL TANK INERTING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98315
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-007-1720
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-007
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Engineering and Scientific Innovations, Inc.
6740 Kelseys Oak Ct Cincinnati, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: REACTION BASED GAS INERTING (RBGI) SYSTEM FOR MULTI FUEL TANK INERTING
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0334
Award Amount: $79,999.00
 

Abstract:

The development of a novel reaction based nitrogen inerting system is proposed for reducing ullage Oxygen concentrations below 9% by volume in multiple fuel tanks. The system utilizes solid materials that undergo a chemical reaction to yield high purity nitrogen gas. Furthermore, a unique control system and inerting model algorithm is proposed to adequately supply individual fuel tanks with the appropriate flow rate of nitrogen gas to a tank. A modular based design allows quick servicing of the inerting system and replacing of nitrogen generation units once depleted. This system is a drastic change from permeable membrane based technologies that have inherent disadvantages and have been slow to gain acceptance in military and commercial aircraft applications. During Phase I, Engineering & Scientific Innovations will assemble the key components of the inerting system, primarily from COTS available products. To demonstrate the developed technology, ESI plans to perform a laboratory environment in which multiple fuel tanks are inerted below the 9% Oxygen concentration requirement.

Principal Investigator:

Norman Toy
Chief Engineer
5136053700
Dr.Toy@esi-solutionsinc.com

Business Contact:

Michael Disimile
Business Manager
5136053700
mdisimile@esi-solutionsinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Engineering and Scientific Innovations, Inc.
6740 Kelseys Oak Ct Cincinnati, OH 45248

EIN/Tax ID: 311330961
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No