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Revolutionary Quick Chill Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00164-06-C-6099
Agency Tracking Number: N053-164-0177
Amount: $99,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-164
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-12-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-12-31
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center
Rockledge, FL 32955
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 R. Paul Roth
 PI/Mechanical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Controller
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution

Keeping vending machines on a Naval ship filled with soda can be very time consuming as a result of the distance from the storerooms to the vending machines, lack of transportation aids, and the high per capita consumption rate of those onboard the ship. As manpower needs increase, devoting large amounts of time (up to six man-years for large ships) to stock these vending machines becomes a larger problem. Mainstream Engineering has designed a "Quick Chill" system that can chill a can of soda from 70o F to 42o F in ten seconds, eliminating several inefficiencies resulting from any existing feasible solution (this is a conservative final temperature estimate). As the initial temperature of the soda increases, the cooling capacity also increases. In addition to being maintenance and labor free, it uses environmentally-friendly working fluids, and is much smaller and lighter than a vending machine. Based on the preliminary design and conservative calculations, Mainstream's Quick Chill would have to be used over 340,000 times in a single year to have the same power consumption as a vending machine.

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