Systems Proposals and Updates
Rubicon Associates worked with Austal to develop proposals for engineering changes across multiple systems, including the navigation systems, hotel services, fire fighting systems and electrical upgrades.
Remediation Project – Hydraulic Oil Systems Analysis
BMT Design and Technology/ACPB SPO
Rubicon Associates was contracted to assist in reviewing the Hydraulic Oil (HO) cleanliness procedures on board and for developing new process recommendations.
Life of Type Extensions (LOTE) – various
Rubicon had extensive involvement in Life of Type Extension (LOTE) for the Class. Upgrade projects included: SML SATCOM Systems; SML Fire Boundaries; and AC Power Generation & Distribution.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant Replacement
Rubicon was contracted to recommend a suitable replacement Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant on HMAS CHOULES. We completed an in-depth Engineering Assessment that studied ADF and International requirements and specific performance characteristics for OEM offered RO systems. Detailed design of the chosen RO system is ongoing and involves expert design of electrical, mechanical and structural interfaces.
Design of POD Auxiliary Lifting Frame
Rubicon was engaged to complete detailed design, structural analysis and fabrication details, including welding and procurement specification, for an Auxiliary Lifting Frame and supporting double beams designed to support the load of Canberra Class LHD electric POD propulsion systems.
SATCOM System Upgrade
Rubicon Associates was contracted to complete a Detailed Design Package (DDR) for the upgrade of the PALUMA Class Satellite Communication (SATCOM) equipment.