Next Generation Submarine Hydraulic Fluids
METSS developed and qualified a synthetic hydraulic and lubricating fluid for US Navy nuclear propulsion ships and submarines. The new fluid has a much longer service life than conventional fluids; this will reduce O&M costs and increase mission readiness. METSS is currently manufacturing and supplying this product (2190-S) to the Navy per MIL-DTL-32353A.
Surface Ship Fat Line Towed Array Cut-Resistant Vibration Isolation Module (VIM) Hose
METSS developed a cut resistant rubber to reduce exterior damage to VIM hoses that are a critical part of naval sonar operations. The new VIM hoses will increase service life, reduce costs, and help maintain mission readiness. New VIM hoses have been manufactured and subjected to advanced testing by the Navy to support fleet integration. A significant part of this effort was re-establishing VIM hose production capability in partnership with HBD Industries (Oneida, TN).
Environmentally Friendly Deicing and Anti-icing Fluids
METSS Corporation was the first company to develop and fully qualify an aircraft wing deicing fluid based on renewable resources. METSS externed our IP base to develop commercial products for runway, roadway, and other industrial and commercial applications.