You are here

1 - Embedded Condition Monitoring for Digital Logistics and Maintenance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0101
Agency Tracking Number: N202-132-0559
Amount: $239,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N202-132
Solicitation Number: 20.2
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-10-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-03-07
Small Business Information
17301 W. Colfax Avenue #160
Golden, CO 80401-1111
United States
DUNS: 196231166
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Sibylle Walter
 (303) 881-7992
Business Contact
 Todd Leeson
Phone: (303) 881-7992
Research Institution

Current Navy ships make use of shell-and-tube heat exchangers, which can utilize seawater as a heat sink.  This is advantageous since ships can easily pull in water, filter it, use it in a heat exchanger, then dump the water overboard.  Utilizing seawater as a heat sink reduces logistical burden and allows for ships to not have to store additional coolant onboard. Unfortunately, seawater is teeming with marine life.  Up to now, filtration, high velocity flushing, and occasional chlorination of the heat exchanger has been used to clean and maintain the heat exchanger in situ with deep cleaning when the ship is in port.  However, filtration does not filter out bacteria, which colonize on walls of the heat exchanger to form a biofilm.  When the biofilm matures, it attracts larger organisms including algae. In this Phase I project, Reaction Systems, Inc (RSI) proposes to clean heat exchangers in an environmentally responsible way that does not harm marine life outside of the heat exchanger. We will utilize a combination of disinfection and sanitization. With this combination method, RSI is confident biofilm growth can be inhibited and heat exchangers continue to operate at peak capacity.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government