Shipboard Pipe Insulation Tape (2018-447-006)
- GD-Bath Iron Works
NSRP ASE Investment: $137K
The goal of this project was to investigate insulation securing alternatives to the MIL-STD-769 requirements—specifically, the use of tape products in lieu of wire for securing insulation prior to lagging. The underlying goal was to reduce labor and material costs associated with securing pipe insulation. The project team performed research to better understand the current requirements, conducted analyses to provide the basis for new requirements, evaluated alternative solutions for meeting the requirements, conducted limited testing to assess alternative solution performance, and proposed design and qualification requirements for new alternative solutions.