NCMS EFAC Industry Day

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National Center for Manufacturing Sciences Expeditionary Fluid Assessment Capability (EFAC) Industry Day

22 & 23 June 2016

NCMS Headquarters, Ann Arbor, Michigan
3025 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

 

Abstract:

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) will conduct an Industry Day to discover currently existing capabilities that support Expeditionary Fluid Assessment in order to afford maintenance units, both deployed and in garrison, the ability to screen and analyze fluids (lubricant and hydraulic) in ground vehicles and equipment.

In the existing time-based maintenance philosophy generally enforced within the military, lubricating oil and hydraulic fluid are changed on a rigid schedule regardless of condition. Studies have shown that across the DoD this results in millions of gallons of serviceable fluids being changed and discarded. The excess costs of this policy include the cost of the oil, cost to dispose of the removed fluids including the environmental impact, unnecessary labor and transportation costs. Centralized oil analysis programs, principally aimed at detailed fault detection for aircraft, have proven inappropriate for ground equipment and weapon systems.

NCMS seeks to find an off-the-shelf device that enables the ground equipment maintainer, at the point of service, to quickly and reliably determine the quality of the fluids, in order to determine whether a change is necessary. This device must be able to analyze fluids for selected properties and provide the user with a go/no-go decision. The device must be portable and suitable for use by maintainers in the field. It must be self-contained and possess the ability to connect and upload data to an information system. Full details and requirements are provided in the attached document, Expeditionary Fluid Assessment Capability (EFAC), Technical Specification.

 

Agenda

22 June:

0830-1130
Industry/Government Engagement #1
Government – Brief overview of EFAC, evaluation process (Tier I and II) and “draft” tech spec requirements
Industry – Conduct demonstration of capability in accordance with the standard evaluation process

1130-1230
Government Hot Wash

1230-1300
Lunch

1300-1600
Industry/Gov’t Engagement #2
Government – Brief overview of EFAC, evaluation process (Tier I and II) and “draft” tech spec requirements
Industry – Conduct demonstration of capability in accordance with the standard evaluation process

1600-1700
Government Hot Wash

1800
No Host Social

 

23 June:

0800-1100
Industry/Government Engagement #3
Government – Brief overview of EFAC, evaluation process (Tier I and II) and “draft” tech spec requirements
Industry – Conduct demonstration of capability in accordance with the standard evaluation process

1100-1200
Government Hot Wash

1200-1300
Lunch

1300-1600
Industry/Government Engagement #4
Government – Brief overview of EFAC, evaluation process (Tier I and II) and “draft” tech spec requirements
Industry – Conduct demonstration of capability in accordance with the standard evaluation process

1600-1700
Government Hot Wash

1700
Adjourn

 

Accommodations

Holiday Inn and Suites
3155 Boardwalk Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 213-1900

Sheraton Inn
3200 Boardwalk Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 996-0600

Courtyard Marriott
3205 Boardwalk Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 995-5900

 

Contact

Ms Debra Lilu
debral@ncms.org
(734) 995-7038