Abstract

Flexible Computer Integrated Manufacturing (FCIM) technology existing today in industry, combined with modern repair processes, can be used to address erosion and corrosion inherent in submarine and surface ship fluid systems. Commander Submarine Force Atlantic Fleet (COMSUBLANT) will implement in the near future a Pump and Valve Repair System in the Trident Refit Facility (TRF), Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia. The system will support the repair of submarine and surface ship components such as valve bodies, valve tailpieces, and pump casings. It will replace metal lost by erosion and corrosion using repair processes such as automated welding and epoxy spray and reliably return these components to original specification with computer numerical control (CNC) machining.

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