Life of Ship Flexhose

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4556
Agency Tracking Number: N131-026-0113
Amount: $79,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-026
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
MA, Lexington, MA, 02421-3102
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mildred Hastbacka
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 879-1292
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (781) 879-1286
Research Institution
To develop concepts for affordable flexhoses that meet the Navy military specification requirements for MIL-H-24135B and that last the average life of a ship (40 years), Phase I will (a) apply a"useful lifetime estimation"experimental method to characterize existing MIL-H-24135B hose compounds; (b) design candidate new compounds formulated to be cost-comparable and performance-improved relative to current compounds; (c) validate cost/performance of new compounds via testing of key properties, e.g, compression set, abrasion, and UV/sunlight weatherability. The"useful lifetime estimation"method has been previously successfully applied to EPDM and nitrile rubber (NBR) motor mounts. The candidate new compounds are based on recent publications presenting advances in blends of EPDM and nitrile, as well as blends of NBR and HNBR (hydrogenated nitrile rubber).

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