Marine systems

The Marine Systems (MS) Section is responsible for independent investigational, test and evaluation, and verification and validation support in key areas related to naval materiel requirements for marine systems on surface ships and submarines.

Expertise by technology and services

The MS Section provides test and evaluation expertise in the following areas:

  • Qualification Testing
  • Naval Materiel Assurance and Materiel Certification Processes
  • Environmental protection and waste management systems
  • Ship Hazardous Material Portfolios (SHMP) and surveys
  • Environmental Assessments (EA) from project initiation to disposal
  • Ship structural and stability analysis
  • Submarine escape and rescue systems
  • Damage control and firefighting systems
  • Fuel management and purification systems
  • Other auxiliary fluid systems including Reverse Osmosis Desalination (ROD), lube oil, hydraulic, firemain and seawater cooling systems
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) filtration systems
  • Low and high pressure air systems
  • Diesel and gas turbine engines
  • Pumps
  • Lifting appliances
  • Vibration and shock qualification testing
  • Temperature and humidity qualification testing
  • Salt fog and drip qualification testing
  • Materials testing
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems
  • Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis and Equipment Health Monitoring (EHM)
  • Ship shock and noise surveys for survivability and combat readiness
  • System modeling and simulation
  • In-service Trial Agendas (ISTA)
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) of high pressure vessels
  • Electronics characterization and simulation
  • Database application development

Expertise by project type

The Marine Systems section provides support for projects including:

  • Identifying availability of new equipment and materials to meet current and future naval requirements
  • Conducting feasibility studies and options analysis for addressing specific support requirements
  • Conducting problem investigations and analyses including recommending solutions
  • Preparing, reviewing and validating specifications and technical documentation
  • Preparing test procedures and the design and fabrication of test rigs for evaluating equipment/systems
  • Conducting testing and evaluations of in-service and new equipment to DND requirements including military specifications (Canadian Forces Technical Orders (CFTO) and military specifications (MIL-specs)) and other government and industry standards (International Marine Organization (IMO)), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Cost and Freight (CFR), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), International Organization for Standardization Organization (ISO)
  • Conducting material state validation through shipboard surveys and trials on equipment/systems to verify and validate compliance to installation, operational, maintenance and performance requirements
  • Developing design guidance packages for rectifying or improving equipment/system operation, maintenance and performance

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