Synthetic Lubricating & Hydraulic Oil for Motion Control, Steam Turbines and Gears, Military Symbol 2190-TEP Replacement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-04-C-4501
Agency Tracking Number: N042-160-0494
Amount: $99,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-160
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
Small Business Information
300 Westdale Avenue, Westerville, OH, 43082
DUNS: 877299446
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Sapienza
 Senior Scientist
 (614) 797-2200
Business Contact
 Kenneth Heater
Title: President
Phone: (614) 797-2200
Research Institution
Existing MIL-PRF-17331 organic petroleum based (mineral) fluids (military symbol 2190-TEP) no longer exhibit acceptable performance at the high performance levels required of Navy submarine platforms. The service life of fluids procured in accordance with MIL-PRF-17331 have experienced high depletion rates of fluid anti-oxidant (AO) additive packages, sharp increases in fluid Total Acid Number (TAN) and severe off-gassing events during the extended operation. In addition, increasingly high oil replacement and disposal costs consume dwindling fleet maintenance dollars. New lubricant formulation technology is needed to deliver high quality synthetic fluids to the fleet that are capable of extending operating service life, and exhibiting a high resistance to the fluid degradation and oxidation phenomena. Under the proposed program, METSS will formulate and produce completely new synthetic lubricating and hydraulic fluids that will lower shipboard maintenance costs, improve the operational readiness of various critical ship systems, and extend the performance and service life of high precision propulsion and motion control devices shipboard. To meet the Navy's requirements, METSS will focus on combining hydrolytically stable synthetic basestocks and additives to produce a new class of marine lubricants with superior performance properties with respect to antiwear characteristics, oxidative stability and corrosion protection. The proposed program will also address additional issues related to personnel safety, environmental impact and use costs.

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