US Navy’s Next Aircraft Carrier More Cost-Effective Than Predecessors

first_img View post tag: US Navy November 13, 2015 Authorities US Navy’s Next Aircraft Carrier More Cost-Effective Than Predecessors Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: USS Gerald R. Ford Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Next Aircraft Carrier More Cost-Effective Than Predecessors The first aircraft carrier in the Ford-Class (CVN-78) will be equipped with an on-board liquid oxygen generating plant that will decrease ownership cost by reducing operational manpower and maintenance.This has been announced by Chart, a global cryogenic engineering company, whose Acoustic-Stirling liquefier was incorporated in the carrier’s generating plant.The industry team, led by Rix Industries, charged, by the US Navy and Huntington Ingalls, developed a system which will succeed the oversized, energy intensive distillation columns installed on all current US Navy nuclear powered aircraft carriers.Apart from delivering on the energy savings, the company claims the new system produces liquid oxygen 20 minutes from start-up, instead of almost 24 hours with conventional technology.The size and weight of the plant is approximately 50% of its predecessor, helping the Navy attain their overall reduction goals.USS Gerald R. Ford is in the final stages of construction and testing and is scheduled to join the U.S. Navy fleet in 2016, provided the ship passes shock trials.[mappress mapid=”17415″]Image: Huntington Ingallslast_img read more

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Noll notches Central Arizona win

first_imgJason Noll started 12th and finished first in the June 2 IMCA Modified main event at Central Ari­zona Speedway.By Jeff McSpaddenCASA GRANDE, Ariz. (June 2) – Jason Noll took top IMCA Modified honors on Ernie Mincy Trib­ute Night at Central Arizona Speedway.The 12th starting Noll made his charge on the low side and was up to the runner-up spot by just the fourth lap.  He completed his pass of A.J. Huebner for the lead and opened a sizable ad­vantage on the field by the half way mark.Behind Noll, Tyler Mecl drove around the high side to reach second and was followed by Chaz Baca into the third spot.Noll cruised to a 2.741 second victory over Mecl, with Baca, Trevor Miller and Huebner rounding out the top five.last_img

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