Original Date: 05/23/1994
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Potting and Encapsulation Processes
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport instituted several changes in its encapsulation shop to re-configure its equipment layout and improve the working conditions for personnel. Equipment has been re-arranged to provide a more efficient work flow, exhaust hoods have been installed over all work stations, and improved work methods have been put in place.
The most notable change has been in the area of research and testing of new and improved potting compounds that will satisfy end product requirements. The engineering staff has aggressively researched the market and performed extensive environmental testing of new compounds that can be used as replacements for older and obsolete compounds no longer manufactured because of associated health hazards created by long term exposure.
Equipment modernization and new compound formulations have allowed Keyport to efficiently encapsulate connectors for cables and mold many of the sub- assemblies that were previously purchased or manufactured using older encapsulation methods.
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