Cost Reduction Measures for Local Cable Hanger Installation (2012-439)
- Ingalls Shipbuilding
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
NSRP ASE Investment: $100K
This project evaluated adhesive bonding as a rapid and low cost method for installing local cable hangers late in the construction process. Current installation methods require welding, which is increasingly costly as a ship nears completion, due to safety considerations and the labor required to repair damage. The project successfully demonstrated rapid and low cost adhesive mounting methods for local cable runs that will reduce installation cost during late stage construction. The test data developed by this project will allow shipyards to request Navy approval of adhesive mounting as an alternate method on solid steel and solid aluminum substrates. The project also determined that existing test data supports increased spacing for local cable runs on bulkheads. As a direct result of this project, SUPSHIP Gulf Coast (GC) has agreed to approve increased spacing as a deviation on a case by case basis, if needed, and has requested that NAVSEA 05 write it into the next Electric Plant Installation Standard Manual (EPISM).
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