Shipboard Installation Methods for Insulated Bus Pipe (2011-453)
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- Concurrent Technologies Corporation
- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
NSRP ASE Investment: $100K
As technologically advanced systems in shipbuilding present themselves, so does a need for more electrical power and a better means to transmit that power. As a result, Insulated Bus Pipe (IBP) is being investigated as a candidate technology for future naval medium voltage, high current power distribution. IBP is currently being used in Europe on passenger cruise ships, at land based power utility substations and in other industrial facilities. The goal of this project was to explore European installation methods for commercial IBP and to evaluate the feasibility of using these methods in the U.S. Navy shipbuilding industry. The analysis conducted determined that European methodology for IBP installation can and should be used in the United States as a baseline for marine installations.
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