REACTION BASED GAS INERTING (RBGI) SYSTEM FOR MULTI FUEL TANK INERTING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0334
Award Id:
98315
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-007-1720
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-007
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6740 Kelseys Oak Ct, Cincinnati, OH, 45248
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801412057
Principal Investigator:
Norman Toy
Chief Engineer
(513) 605-3700
Dr.Toy@esi-solutionsinc.com
Business Contact:
Michael Disimile
Business Manager
(513) 605-3700
mdisimile@esi-solutionsinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The development of a novel reaction based nitrogen inerting system is proposed for reducing ullage Oxygen concentrations below 9% by volume in multiple fuel tanks. The system utilizes solid materials that undergo a chemical reaction to yield high purity nitrogen gas. Furthermore, a unique control system and inerting model algorithm is proposed to adequately supply individual fuel tanks with the appropriate flow rate of nitrogen gas to a tank. A modular based design allows quick servicing of the inerting system and replacing of nitrogen generation units once depleted. This system is a drastic change from permeable membrane based technologies that have inherent disadvantages and have been slow to gain acceptance in military and commercial aircraft applications. During Phase I, Engineering & Scientific Innovations will assemble the key components of the inerting system, primarily from COTS available products. To demonstrate the developed technology, ESI plans to perform a laboratory environment in which multiple fuel tanks are inerted below the 9% Oxygen concentration requirement.

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