Februar issue of COMPOSITES TECHNOLOGY
“Semipermeable membrane technology is already having a practical impact: The Miss Geico world champion offshore racing team began testing Membrane Tube Infusion (MTI) hose. The boats are powered by twin 3,500-hp engines that weigh 1,500 lb each. Capable of 200 mph in flat seas, they frequently face 4-ft waves, enduring continuous 4G to 12G impact loads. There was, therefore, a lot of risk riding on the decision. “So we tested the MTI hose and infusion thoroughly,” says Gary Stray, the crew chief “making a ton of test panels and analyzing pure material specimens for properties.” Read more….