Materials and Components for Exterior Electrical Connections and Sealing (2013-431)
- D'Angelo Technologies
- Ingalls Shipbuilding
- University of Dayton Research Institute
- TE Connectivity
- Bollinger Shipyards
NSRP ASE Investment: $150K
Materials and components used to protect and enclose electrical interconnects on ship exterior surfaces often fail to meet expected service life due to strenuous environmental exposure and physical abuse. This material failure results in a breach in the environmental seal and ultimately leakage may occur leading to corrosion and performance degradation.
This panel project identified and evaluated technologies and installation methods (materials, components, assemblies, and sealants) to extend the life of exterior electrical system installations while preserving electromagnetic interference (EMI) / electromagnetic pulse (EMP) integrity. Results of this effort include recommendations for improvements to the current operating procedures and practices and material substitutions to improve Class B bonding and exterior electrical connections and sealing.
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