Located in Portsmouth, Virginia, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is one of the oldest and largest industrial facilities belonging to the U.S. Navy, and specializes in repairing, overhauling, and modernizing ships and submarines.
However, maintenance at NNSY is comprehensive and time-consuming. As part of the U.S Navy’s ongoing effort to improve shipyard maintenance and restore readiness, NNSY must increase workflow efficiency and decrease the number of days of labor required to complete ship maintenance.
While conducting routine operations, the team at NNSY needed to remove two lines welded to an Inconel tee; but the project presented unique challenges.
Tri Tool developed a custom low-profile clamshell (604LP) designed specifically to operate in areas of tight clearances, with zero FME, and extremely precise J-bevel and counterbore prep.Low clearance, tight tolerance design
Tri Tool’s custom low-profile clamshell delivers improved performance, speed and ease-of-use while maintaining the power and durability our customers have come to expect. Now, NNSY can reduce machining time, optimize maintenance workflows, and enhance readiness.
Tri Tool’s custom low-profile clamshell enables:
• Greater accuracy: The custom 604LP performs consistent, highly accurate cutting in extremely tight spaces.
• Safe and reliable operation: The machines utilizes chipless cutting to prevent FME and a high alloy cutting wheel performs the final severing to not generate any debris.
• Higher productivity: NNSY reduces labor and time requirements with one simple set-up of the mounting fixture that can remove the elbow and machine the leg of the tee.
• Cost-savings: With greater efficiency, minimal risk, and higher personnel productivity, the custom 604LP enables more cost-effective maintenance workflows.
As a prime contractor for the U.S. Navy and Army IDIQ contracts, Tri Tool is well equipped to handle the most complex and unique projects, including ones under high security clearance, involving extremely tight tolerances, or with environmental concerns, such as nuclear radiation.
Our staff and engineers are on the ready. Let Tri Tool get to work.