Temp-Coat on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
7 Feb 2012
TEMP-COAT was recently invited to install its products on the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
During their visit, Temp-Coat staff had the privilege of meeting Rear Admiral Terry B. Kraft, commander, Navy Warfare Development Command. The application and demonstration included TEMP-COAT on sections of the CVN and sound damping on various of the ship's staterooms and hallways.
The applications are intended to benefit the carrier's personnel by reducing noise levels and improving thermal performance. These are strategic safety and health issues which are of high priority currently with the US Navy.
Kurt Yankaskas (right), programme director for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Noise-Induced Hearing Loss programme, shows Rear Admiral Terry B. Kraft, Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, Virginia, the progress of a spray-on acoustic treatment system aborad the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on 2 Feb 2012. The ONR's programme is working on a range of measures that span training and education, noise mitigation and protection and medical technologies.
Progamme officer Kurt Yankaskas (left), explains to Rear Admiral Kraft the process and benefits of a spray-on acoustic treatment system prior to its application in a stateroom aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Technician Randal Olano applies the acoustic treatment as part of the ONR programme. The programme conducted preliminary noise measurements aboard the vessel in August 2011, using a 3D noise modelling/exposure tool. Applied to areas identified in the initial noise surveys, the spray-on thermal/damping control treatment could significantly reduce the noise-induced hearing loss of sailors serving aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.