Applying Fine Water Mist (FWM) Technologies to Replace HFP Systems on New Construction Ships

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$930,041.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-06-C-4116
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0883
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-089
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
HUGHES ASSOCIATES, INC.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817, Baltimore, MD, 21227
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
035043744
Principal Investigator:
Gerard Back
Senior Engineer
(410) 737-8677
jback@haifire.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Scheffey
Director, RDT&E
(410) 737-8677
joe@haifire.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
As a follow-on to the DDG 51 Phase I SBIR, PMS 500 and NAVSEA 05P4 are pursuing the goal of replacing all Heptafluoropropane (HFP) gaseous agent systems on future ships with water mist. More specifically, for use in marine gas turbine enclosures and flammable liquid storerooms. The objectives of the Phase II effort will be to address the technical issues associated with the use of water mist in turbine enclosures and flammable liquid storerooms, and to develop and optimize water mist systems for these applications. The preliminary designs developed Hughes Associates, Inc. (HAI) during the Phase I effort and will serve as the starting point for the Phase II program. The proposed approach is outlined as follows: • Identify the performance requirements of the system for the specific application. • Develop a detailed engineering design and design manual for implementing water mist in this application. • Conduct the necessary fire tests to bound, optimize and then validate the performance and capabilities of the prototype system. • Develop a detailed cost/benefit analysis for implementing the new systems. • Develop a detailed “Safety Case” to help establish the appropriate USCG/ABS approvals for commercialization.

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