Deep Submergence Rated Flexible Hoses and Piping System Connectors
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Connecting deep submergence systems (submarines) in the field can be a dangerous and difficult task. The rigid piping systems used today have little flexibility to accommodate for variations in connection points and differences in tolerances between vessels. Atkins & Pearce, a 200 year old textile processing company, has developed a technology that uses a multi-layered approach to create a high pressure hose that is extremely flexible. Inspired by the human body, A&P's technology uses a braided substrate in conjunction with high strength reinforcement rings. Taking existing technology and expertise in the field of fiber science, A&P developed the innovated concept of using compression resistant coils to withstand external pressures and a braided sub-structure to contain internal pressures. A&P's technology combines burst protection, compression resistance, flexibility, and the ability to attach to a variety of connection points. The system can eliminate unnecessary spare parts and make the job of connecting Deep Submergence Systems easier and safer. Potential civilian applications include offshore oil platforms, deep-sea science research and other underwater systems.
Small Business Information at Submission:
ATKINS & PEARCE, INC.
One Braid Way Covington, KY 41017
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