Hybrid Super-Elastometric Seal

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,793.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
41341
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
12401 West 49th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Cary R. Clark
 (303) 420-1141
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ITN Energy Systems proposes herein an innovative, new, HYBRID SUPER-ELASTOMETRIC COMPRESSION SEAL for reliable, long life sealing of shipboard horizontal surfaces. Specifically, our concept comprises; Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy core to provide sealing force, Embedded in optimized Elastomer which provides mechanical conformance and survives environments. The function of a seal is simply to prevent leakage of a fluid. Shipboard applications typically use an elastomeric seal confined between two metalic surfaces. Unfortunatly, conventional elastomer seals are prone to leakage due to: Unrecoverable strain (compression set) reduces sealing force; Wear and environmental deradation- formation of leak path INT's Super-Elastomeric Seal concept promises long-life, reliable sealing: Shape memory provides large recoverable strains -maintains high sealing force (no compression set) Elastomer optimized to survive environments and wear Design de-couples seal force requirement from elastomer sealing function.

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