ROCKLEDGE, FL — February 2, 2018 — Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 32-year-old Brevard County manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all made in the USA, has been awarded a contract from the U.S Navy to demonstrate an innovative new Active Current Balancing System for Generators.
Unbalanced loading of electrical generators can increase system losses, reduce generator lifetime, and increase the frequency of spurious circuit breaker tripping. Existing technology used to balance loads are too large and heavy for Navy submarine applications. The Navy has funded Mainstream to develop a prototype of their improved equipment to verify that it is indeed far smaller and lighter.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing small business founded in 1986. Our primary mission is to transition advanced thermal control and energy conversion technology into high-quality and cost-effective commercial products. Military products include lightweight diesel/JP8-fueled electric generators, environmental control units and refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers. Commercial products include the QwikProduct™ line for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians, details of which can be found at www.qwik.com. Areas of expertise include thermal control, energy conversion, turbomachinery, power electronics, renewable energy, chemical technology and materials science.