Accession Number:

ADA327731

Title:

Development of Composite Components for the CCN-150-5C Transfer Pump.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1996-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

The development of a composite suction bell and pump bowl for the Coast Guards CCN-150-5C cargo transfer pump is reported. The effort was undertaken in order to determine the feasibility of using composite components to reduce the weight of this pump. The reduction in weight could benefit the Coast Guards Strike Teams by increasing deployment proficiency and decreasing personnel injury. First, an all stainless steel CCN-150-5C was tested at the Atlantic Strike Teams test facility at Ft. Dix, New Jersey. The tests conducted showed that the CCN-150-5C did not experience large loads during normal operation. Next, a composite suction bell and pump bowl were designed to retrofit into an existing CCN-150-5C. The parts were fabricated and the partially composite CCN-150-5C assembled. Subsequent testing of this pump showed that the composite parts performed as well as their metallic counterparts. Overall, the pumps weight was reduced from 199 pounds to 143 pounds, a 28 reduction. Several options for future work are outlined at the end of the report. The final recommendation is that a joint Navy and Coast Guard cargo transfer pump be designed, from the ground up, making extensive use of composite materials early in the design stage in order to realize full potential benefits.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE