ADVANCED DIESEL ENGINE ENHANCEMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$30,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6919
Agency Tracking Number:
6919
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
28 Main St, Essex, CT, 06426
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
WILLIAM MCCARTHY
VICE PRESIDENT
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PHASE I WILL EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY INCLUDING COST/BENEFITS OF RETRO-FITTING SHIPBOARD MAIN PROPULSION DIESEL ENGINES WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS TO INCREASE PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY, AND TO SAVE ON MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS, AND FUEL COST. THESE COMPONENTS WILL BE IN THE AREAS OF CURRENT ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT BY SEAWORTHY AND ARE ADVANCED TURBOCHARGERS, CERAMIC COATING OFENGINE PARTS, AND ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS. ALL ENGINE TYPES IN THE NOAA FLEET WILL BE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE IF THE COMPONENTS ARE ADAPTABLE AND IF THE COST/BENEFIT RATIO IS SIGNIFICANT. ADAPTION OF THESE COMPONENTS WILL EXTEND THE SERVICE LIFE AND REDUCE THE OPERATING COSTS WITH ONLY A MINIMUM OF INVESTMENT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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