Pump for mixed phase refrigerant

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$700,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-13-C-0049
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
D2-1168
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB112-001
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
JeraldWagner
Sr Engineer
(321) 631-3550
jwagner@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
MichaelRizzo
Chief Financial Officer
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Current refrigerant pumping technology lacks the ability to circulate a liquid-vapor mixture with substantial flow resistance, which impedes development and implementation of two-phase cooling technology. Common pump designs will hydro-lock and mechanically fail instantly or suffer performance loss and eventually fail due to cavitation or worn components. Mainstream Engineering Corporation has designed, fabricated, and tested a device that is capable of pumping R-134a refrigerant in saturated mixtures ranging from liquid to vapor, which will be refined and brought to TRL7 in Phase II. Refinement efforts will concentrate on increasing efficiency of the proven device. The performance enhanced pump will be production intent ready on a common platform for cross function commercialization.

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