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Phyre Technologies, Inc. CTPD program successfully demonstrates GOBIGGS

Today Phyre Technologies, Inc. announced that they had successfully completed the GOBIGGSTM fuel tank inerting system prototype testing and demonstration phase of the Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration (CTPD). Phyre is contracted by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, to build and demonstrate a Green On-Board Inert Gas Generating System (GOBIGGSTM) system for the UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter.

The prototype testing and demonstration phase, which was completed on July 17th, demonstrated the capability of the GOBIGGSTM unit to rapidly inert fuel tank ullage below flammable levels. The testing was completed in conjunction with Sikorsky Aircraft, U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate - Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (ADD-AATD) and Army Research Laboratory (ARL).

Phyre's GOBIGGSTM is an environmentally friendly, catalyst based fuel tank inerting system designed to significantly reduce fuel tank vulnerability to explosion and thereby increase survivability of the UH-60. This is accomplished while reducing the size, weight and operational costs when compared to existing inerting technologies.

“We are very proud of Phyre's GOBIGGSTM team and this accomplishment. This TRL 6 demonstration unit is the culmination of years of development and testing”, said Santosh Limaye, Phyre Chairman. “As a small company, we are honored to be working closely with Sikorsky, ADD-AATD and ARL team members to design and build a system to improve the safety of the warfighter."

Press release issued by Phyre Technologies, Inc. on October 9, 2014

 

 Contact details from our directory:
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company Airframer
Phyre Technologies, Inc. Fuel Purification Systems, Fuel Tanks & Systems, Fuel Inerting Systems

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk

 

 Related directory sectors:
Fuel Systems

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