Micro Tube Direct Expansion (DX) R-134a Refrigerant Economizer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-09-C-4171
Agency Tracking Number: O081-EP7-4099
Amount: $726,195.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-EP7
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
7167 Florda Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
DUNS: 841519098
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey McLean
 Director of Engineering
 (225) 706-0191
Business Contact
 Kelly Buckley
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (225) 706-0191
Email: buckley@mezzotech.com
Research Institution
The goal of this proposal will be to demonstrate the viability of a micro tube heat exchanger in an HVAC application on board a Navy vessel. Specifically, a product design sequence will be completed, resulting in R-134a economizer that will provide volume and weight savings over existing technologies. The program will include tasks to test the strength and overall structural properties of the headers, tasks to verify thermal performance predictions via subscale units, and shock and vibration testing.

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