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Hard Chrome Alternatives Team Joint Group on Pollution Prevention Propulsion Environmental Working Group PROGRAM REVIEW MEETING 1-2 April 2003 San Diego, California. Acknowledgments - Principal HCAT Program Sponsors.

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Hard Chrome Alternatives Team

Joint Group on Pollution Prevention

Propulsion Environmental Working Group

PROGRAM REVIEW MEETING

1-2 April 2003

San Diego, California

acknowledgments principal hcat program sponsors
Acknowledgments -Principal HCAT Program Sponsors
  • Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program
  • Department of Defense Joint Group on Pollution Prevention
  • Department of Defense Propulsion Environmental Working Group
hcat program
HCAT Program

OBJECTIVE:

Conduct research/development or demonstration/validation on advanced surface engineering technologies that will eliminate or mitigate environmental problems while improving materials performance that will lead to reduced life-cycle costs in military weapons systems

  • HVOF thermal spray coatings to replace hard chrome plating on external surfaces (approx.80% of total workload)
  • Plasma spraying using miniature guns for replacement of hard chrome plating on internal surfaces
  • Electrospark deposition for localized repair of coatings or non-coated components

New proposals being generated to respond to DOD needs

hcat projects
HCAT Projects

Landing Gear:

  • ESTCP funding ended in FY02
  • Cost and Performance Report completed and submitted to ESTCP Program Office (approx. 30-page document summarizing materials and component testing plus cost/benefit analysis)
  • Air Force making major commitment to implement HVOF at Ogden ALC for chrome replacement
  • Navy flight testing and Lockheed-Martin rig testing on P3 should lead to chrome replacement on Navy land-based aircraft
  • Canadian and U.S. LG OEMs moving towards implementing HVOF
  • Issuance of two AMS specs on powder and deposition
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HCAT Projects

Propeller Hubs:

  • ESTCP funding ended in FY02
  • Cost and Performance Report completed and submitted to ESTCP Program Office (approx. 30-page document summarizing materials and component testing plus cost/benefit analysis)
  • Materials and rig test favorable; engine test in progress and looks favorable; six-month flight test scheduled
  • Anticipate putting HVOF into production on components at NADEP-CP and Warner-Robins ALC
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HCAT Projects

Gas Turbine Engines:

  • ESTCP funding through end of FY03
  • Materials testing to be completed by end of calendar 2003
  • Successful TF33 accelerated engine test completed with HVOF WC/17Co-coated components
  • Oklahoma City ALC moving towards implementing HVOF into production on all engines
  • NADEP-JAX has HVOF in production on TF34
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HCAT Projects

Hydraulic Actuators:

  • ESTCP funding in FY03 and FY04
  • Component testing in progress at NAVAIR Pax River; Navy moving towards qualifying HVOF coatings on actuator components
  • AF cognizant activity conducted survey of all chrome-plated actuators; initiated delta qualification on selected actuator systems
  • Materials testing (Joint Test Protocol) to support component testing still being finalized
  • Anticipate stakeholders meeting (DOD, OEMs, subcontractors) in summer 2003
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HCAT Projects

Helicopter Dynamic Components:

  • ESTCP funding in FY04 and FY05 (zero in FY03)
  • Sikorsky and Boeing Philadelphia being put under contract to conduct assessment of chrome plating on HDC and define materials and component test requirements
  • Anticipate stakeholders meeting in Fall 2003

Plasma Spraying on Internal Surfaces:

  • SERDP funding in FY04 (zero in FY03)
  • Coatings successfully deposited on inside surface of specially designed cylindrical specimen holder using miniature plasma spray guns
  • Materials testing in progress
  • Exploring transition opportunities to depots
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HCAT Projects

Electrospark Deposition (ESD):

  • ESTCP funding in FY03, FY04, and FY05
  • ESD systems acquired and delivered to NADEP-North Island, Oklahoma City ALC, and Anniston Army Depot
  • Work in progress at Advanced Surfaces and Processes, NSWC Carderock, and Edison Welding Institute on repair of chrome plate and base materials
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HCAT

Program description, copies of published papers, meeting presentations, descriptions of rig tests, materials test data all available at www.hcat.org

(Enter [email protected] as user name and hello.hcat as password or send e-mail to Keith Legg, [email protected] for registration of user name)

next hcat meeting
Next HCAT Meeting

Proposed for

18-19 November 2003

at:

Kennedy Space Center

or

Jacksonville, FL

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