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A DEVICE FOR FAILURE TOLERANT TRANSMISSION LINE DESIGN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
349
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
349
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANCO ENGINEERS, INC.
1965 A 33rd Street Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: A DEVICE FOR FAILURE TOLERANT TRANSMISSION LINE DESIGN
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $371,167.00
 

Abstract:

TRANSMISSION LINE DESIGN IS OFTEN GOVERNED BY THE NEED TO RESIST THE HIGH LONGITUDINAL LOADS IMPOSED BY A LINE BREAK. THIS RARE EVENT REQUIRES TOWERS MUCH STRONGER (AND MORE COSTLY) THAN NEEDED FOR NORMAL SERVICE. FURTHER, FAILURE TO RESIST A LINE BREAK CAN LEAD TO EXTREMELY COSTLY "ZIPPER" TYPE MULTI-TOWER FAILURES. THIS PROJECT WILL PRODUCE A FEASIBILITY DESIGN WITH BACKUP SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF A NONLINEAR BREAK-AWAY DEVICE TO BE ATTACHED BETWEEN TOWER AND CONDUCTOR SO AS TO ALLOW GIVE AND LOAD REDISTRIBUTION, WITHOUT FAILURE, IN THE EVENT OF A LINE BREAK. THE FEW SUPPORTS AFFECTED WOULD THEN BE EASILY REPAIRED. CONSIDERABLE COST SAVINGS WOULD RESULT IN NEW CONSTRUCTION

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Paul Ibanez

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Anco Engineers Inc.
9937 Jefferson Boulevard Culver City, CA 90230

EIN/Tax ID: 952701810
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No