The Curtiss-Wright Corporation is an American-based, global diversified product manufacturer and service provider for the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Born in 1929 from the consolidation of Curtiss, Wright, and various supplier companies, by the end of World War II it was the largest aircraft manufacturer in the United States, supplying whole aircraft in large numbers to the U.S. Armed Forces. It has since evolved away from final assembly of finished aircraft, becoming a component manufacturer specializing in actuators, aircraft controls, valves, and surface treatment services. It also is a supplier to commercial nuclear power, nuclear navy systems, industrial vehicles and to the oil and gas industries. Wikipedia.
Curtiss-Wright | Date: 2014-06-24
A check valve apparatus includes at least one first test channel including a first pathway extending through a valve body and in communication with a flow path. The pathway is configured to receive a test stick for inserting through the pathway of the test channel to engage a disc such that the disc moves from the open position to the closed position. In further examples, methods for testing a check valve include the step of moving an end of a test stick to engage a downstream face of a disc such that the disc is moved against a bias of a biasing device from the open position to the closed position. The method further includes the step of inspecting an interior portion of the check valve apparatus.
Curtiss-Wright | Date: 2014-10-10
A circuit board comprises a plurality of layers, first and second reference conductive vias extending in a vertical direction through at least a portion of the plurality of layers, first and second signal conductive vias extending in the vertical direction between and spaced apart in a horizontal direction from the first and second reference conductive vias through at least a portion of the plurality of layers, and a dielectric region extending in the vertical direction between the first and second signal conductive vias. An air via extends in the vertical direction through the dielectric region between the first and second signal conductive vias. An anti-pad extends in the horizontal direction between the first and second reference conductive vias and surrounding in the horizontal direction the first and second signal conductive vias, the air via, and the dielectric region.
Curtiss-Wright | Date: 2015-07-17
Curtiss-Wright | Date: 2014-07-02
A skeleton rack for storing nuclear fuel rods, the rack having a rectangular array of vertically extending cells, the cells being formed by a plurality of elongated, relatively narrow rigid metal shafts, each disposed at a corner of a cell, rigid metal bridge members fixed to adjacent shafts proximal to upper ends of the shafts, apertured rigid metal end walls proximal to lower ends of the shafts and fixed to four shafts at corners of a respective cell.
Curtiss-Wright | Date: 2013-12-13
A piston of an apparatus is movable within a cavity between a first position wherein a pressure port is in fluid communication with the first fluid chamber and a second position wherein the pressure port is in fluid communication with the second fluid chamber. In further examples, apparatus comprise an expansion chamber that is isolated from the first fluid chamber in a first condition and the expansion chamber is in fluid communication with the first fluid chamber in a second condition. In further examples, methods of operating an apparatus include the step (I) of applying fluid pressure to at least one of the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber, and the step (II) of determining a position of the piston within the cavity based on the applied fluid pressure.