EAST BERLIN, Conn. — The main laundry onboard the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt (CVN-71) recently received the U.S. Navy’s first complete ship set of ozone-powered washer-extractors, according to The EDRO Corp., the manufacturer that supplied the equipment.
The new washer-extractors feature EDRO’s PowerCell ozone-generating technology along with complete washer-extractor/ozone system integration. They utilize the company’s DynaTrol HMi touch-screen control technology. Custom-designed operating software for the U.S. Navy provides a simple interface backed with a reliable PLC-based control platform, EDRO says.
EDRO says its DynOzone-DynaWash Ozone System allows goods to be laundered at lower water temperatures. Chemical usage is reduced, and cycle times are shorter, the company adds.
The USS Roosevelt processes laundry for more than 5,000 crewmembers daily, with a throughput of more than 2,000 pounds per hour, EDRO says.
The vessel is currently undergoing a refueling complex overhaul (RCOH), an extensive shipyard period that all Nimitz-class aircraft carriers go through near the mid-point of their life cycle. The ship’s services and infrastructure are being upgraded in preparation for another 25 years or more of service.