Submarine Emulsified and Mixed Hydraulic Oil Cleaning, Filtration and Reuse Aboard Ship

Period of Performance: 11/18/2003 - 05/16/2004


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Filtration Solutions, Inc.
432 Sand Shore Road Unit 8
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Principal Investigator


The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative design that utilizes membrane filtration technology to separate dirt, free water and emulsified water from hydraulic oil for Navy submarine hydraulic systems. This advanced hydraulic oil filter features high separation efficiency, compactness, portability, and a self-contained power source. The combination of these design features forms a continuously operable hydraulic oil filter that is suitable to be used in confined shipboard conditions. The proposed design will offer a reliable, efficient, compact, and low maintenance oil/water separator suitable to scale to different sizes for Navy submarine hydraulic systems. It will be perform well in various commercial hydraulic oil systems, lubrication oil systems, and engine oil systems.