Heating project of the Aircraft Carrier Launching Catapult
The Aircraft Carrier Launching Catapult is lined throughout its length by electric heating blankets. This system uses water vapor with high pressure to make the release of the aircrafts.
The heating blankets make the preheating of the releasing tubes, so that there is not an inadequate dilatation at the shooting time, thus avoiding the misalignment of the Catapult System.
Basically, each heating blanket consists of a tubular electrical resistance, of 20 meter in lengths without seams, a thermal insulating layer and an outer protective cover.
HIGHER ® is participant of the Brazilian Navy bidding, being chosen among other participants for making these Blankets, therefore met all requirements for construction as part of the original specifications. One of the requirements was the electrical resistance of copper with 20 meters long, forcing us to build a new manufacturing process to build this resistance.
Since the beginning of the project, until the delivery of the blankets in the Navy, there's been a following up by the client's fiscalization, in order to verify and ensure the quality of the construction process and final product.