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Santa Ana-Based Dynamic-Air Supplies Smoke Extract Fans for New Zumwalt-Class Destroyers

Santa Ana, California - Nov. 5, 2013 - Santa Ana based engineering and manufacturing firm, Dynamic-Air Engineering (DAE), is proud to supply fans for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer which just left dry dock on Oct 28, 2013.

The Zumwalt-class destroyer is more advanced than current destroyers in many ways. Incredibly, despite weighing about 5,000 tons more than current US destroyers, the Zumwalt-class destroyer shows up on radar more like a small fishing boat. By using jet fuel turbines instead of diesel motors, the ship is almost as quiet as a submarine. Many on-board systems are automated, like fire suppression and the Advanced Gun System (AGS), which means lower costs due to decreased staffing needs.

The Dynamic-Air fans cool the electronics and extract smoke from the fully enclosed Advanced Gun System (AGS).  The AGS is designed specifically for the Zumwalt-class destroyer. Like the rest of the ship, the AGS is fully automated and stealthy. When not being used even the gun barrel can be completely contained inside the turret.

DAE produced a fan capable of withstanding the massive and repeated shock and vibration created when the AGS is fired.
“The requirements of a naval gun application posed a unique challenge that we were able to solve by working closely with the customer”, said Jeremy Morrison, President of DAE. “We are accustomed to engineering custom solutions to very specific customer needs.”

Background: Dynamic-Air Engineering, Inc. was founded in Los Angeles in 1942 by Harry Glasscock, and moved to Santa Ana in 1964. Harry developed what is believed to be the first fan-forced airborne convection heater for the Army Air Corps in 1942. Dynamic-Air continues to design and manufacture custom, highly reliable air-management solutions for commercial aerospace and defense.

Media Contact:
Dynamic-Air Engineering, Inc.
Christopher Cargo, Marketing