Senior Electrical Engineering Manager
Patrick Lewis, PhD, PMP
Electrical Engineering Manager
Hepburn and Sons LLC leverages new and emerging electrical technologies such as high-temperature insulated bus pipe and medium voltage direct current technologies. Our experts in electrical science investigate these new technologies to verify the best for transition into the maritime shipbuilding industry and Navy Shipbuilding. This knowledge is used in each partnership with small and large businesses to mature these technologies for the maritime shipbuilding industry and Navy Shipbuilding.
Our Technology Portfolio
Insulated Bus Pipe for Navy Applications – manufactured by TEFELEN
Resin insulated Busbar and Bus Pipe systems represent new and innovative solutions for low and medium voltage electrical power applications to replace or enhance ship electrical power distribution requirements with approximately 72% weight savings over traditional cable and >20% cost savings in construction.
Medium Voltage Direct Current (MVDC) Grounding System
Medium Voltage Direct Current (MVDC) Grounding Systems provide increased operational efficiency due to a decoupling of prime mover(s) from the power quality on the DC bus, Increased power density, Galvanic isolation for added stability and power quality when feeding dynamic loads. Additionally, MVDC allows for heightened control over fault currents, Simpler paralleling of generators, and Improved acoustic signature.