In response to the constant demand for improved performance and increased efficiency from vessel operators, a number of marine diesel manufacturers have either upgraded their existing engines, expanded current series or developed entirely new models.
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
Halter Marine Services, Inc., the largest builder of offshore support vessels in the world, has launched the offshore supply ship Ted Martin, being built for Martin Offshore Boats, Inc. of Golden Meadow, La. The company operates vessels in support of the oil and gas industry offshore,
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.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) recently started marketing a power generating system for vessels "Mitsubishi Super Turbo Generating System" designed to meet all power demands on board during navigation by effectively using exhaust gases and heat from a main diesel engine.
Wichmann Diesel, Inc. has announced the opening of offices at 2701 Delaware Avenue, Kenner, La. 70062, which serves as base for operations in the U.S., Canada and South America. The parent company, Wichmann Motorfabrikk A/S of Bergen, Norway, was founded in 1903.
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
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,
Plans are moving ahead quickly for the Thirty-Sixth Annual Technical Conference of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec on February 14, 1984. The Annual Technical Conference,
The British-made Sea Star Blender is said to substanially reduce the generator fuel costs of seagoing vessels— it blends the relatively cheap heavy oil used by the main engines with the more expensive light oil that is normally used by generators.