The Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, Beloit, Wis., has announced the completion, testing and operation of its new large engine test facility. This new test facility offers complete engine operation testing for Colt-Pielstick PC4.2 series diesel engines
Recent orders for Wartsila 50DF dual- fuel engines for two LNG carriers, eight engines in all. are no coincidence. This engine type promises benefits for LNG operators including larger cargo capaci- ty, lower fuel consumption, higher flex- ibility in operation, and lower emis- sions.
The recently completed M/S Boogabilla is classed by its builders and owners as the third generation of deepsea roll-on/roll-off vessels. The ship incorporates several new items for this type of vessel, such as a largebore, slow-speed diesel engine; three parallel trafficways,
Westerdeich, a 551.2-ft. (168-m) containership of type CC 1600, was recently delivered by MTW Schiffswerft GmbH, Wismar to owner Reederei Gebr. Peterson GmbH, Rendsburg, Germany. A sistership was launched last April, slated for delivery in September.
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced the following program for the 1978-79 season: September 20, 1978—Regular meeting of the San Diego Section. Paper: "Heavy Lift Ship Design and Costs," by Benjamin V.
Propulsion machinery makers are keeping ahead of the market, and are well able to meet the requirement for increasing unit powers and operational flexibility with high economy. A difference of 2 g/kW-h in fuel consumption may not sound like very much,
High-powered maneuvering systems and larger logistical features incorporated into today's new generation of cruise ships are causing seaports to take a close look at the infrastructures with which they are serving the industry. Management considerations
Attendees at a recent maritime conference have identified the 10 most effective ways that ship operators can save fuel. Most of the approaches involve modification, conversion or installation of thoroughly tested equipment. But the element having
A computer-based fuel management system, the FMS-3, was introduced recently by Pandel Instruments, Inc. of Grand Prairie, Texas. This system compares the fuel burned versus the speed made for vessels in the 4,000-bhp range and up. It consists
Two Colt-Pielstick marine engines with associated gearing, supporting equipment and monitoring systems have been ordered from Colt Industries, Fairbanks Morse Engine Division in Beloit, Wis., by United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.