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1994 Military Suppliers Guide

A B S / G o v e r n m e n t Services Unit Circle 45 on Reader Service Card American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) provides ship classification and certification services for U.S. government-owned vessels in accordance with ABS rules and guides.

ABS Americas' Washington, D.C. office provides preliminary technical plan approval and survey services of new and existing vessels for compliance with ABS rules and guides, as well as for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and international regulations. ABS Americas provided technical services to the U.S. Navy for the Strategic Sealift program during the preliminary design stages, and is presently providing classification and certification services to three shipyards through offices in Newport News, New Orleans and San Diego. ABS Americas provides preliminary design reviews, classification and certification services for the following government agencies: NAVSEA, NOAA, USCG, MarAd, NSF, MSC, Army and Army Corps of Engineers.

A d v a n c e d Marine Enterprises Circle 46 on Reader Service Card Advanced Marine Enterprises (AME) provides naval architecture and marine engineering services for the government market, offering services for all phases of a ship's life cycle, including survivability analysis and planning. AME's full spectrum of support services includes program management, video production and computer graphic design.

Now, with top experts in the computer visual scene simulation and bridge simulator development and integration, AME is able to incorporate these state-of-the-art modes of ship design with fully-detailed virtual reality models. Additionally, AME's model fabrication shop allows the creation and testing of physical scale models of all ship types.

Aero Nav Laboratories, Inc. Circle 47 on Reader Service Card Aero Nav Laboratories, Inc. offers environmental testing services to the commercial and military markets. Among the services Aero Nav offers are: Environmental Stress Screening (ESS); sine, random and gunfire vibration testing; simulated environmental testing (including temperature, humidity, altitude, acceleration, saltspray, sand and dust, explosive atmosphere, rain, sunshine, accelerated life, icing, immersion and more); light, medium, and Navy high impact shock testing (MIL-S 901); electrical characteristics; gauge calibration; on-site resident DCAS reps; field testing; prod- A B S / G o v e r n m e n t Services Unit Circle 45 on Reader Service Card American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) provides ship classification and certification services for U.S. government-owned vessels in accordance with ABS rules and guides.

ABS Americas' Washington, D.C. office provides preliminary technical plan approval and survey services of new and existing vessels for compliance with ABS rules and guides, as well as for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and international regulations. ABS Americas provided technical services to the U.S. Navy for the Strategic Sealift program during the preliminary design stages, and is presently providing classification and certification services to three shipyards through offices in Newport News, New Orleans and San Diego. ABS Americas provides preliminary design reviews, classification and certification services for the following government agencies: NAVSEA, NOAA, USCG, MarAd, NSF, MSC, Army and Army Corps of Engineers.

A d v a n c e d Marine Enterprises Circle 46 on Reader Service Card Advanced Marine Enterprises (AME) provides naval architecture and marine engineering services for the government market, offering services for all phases of a ship's life cycle, including survivability analysis and planning. AME's full spectrum of support services includes program management, video production and computer graphic design.

Now, with top experts in the computer visual scene simulation and bridge simulator development and integration, AME is able to incorporate these state-of-the-art modes of ship design with fully-detailed virtual reality models. Additionally, AME's model fabrication shop allows the creation and testing of physical scale models of all ship types.

Aero Nav Laboratories, Inc. Circle 47 on Reader Service Card Aero Nav Laboratories, Inc. offers environmental testing services to the commercial and military markets. Among the services Aero Nav offers are: Environmental Stress Screening (ESS); sine, random and gunfire vibration testing; simulated environmental testing (including temperature, humidity, altitude, acceleration, saltspray, sand and dust, explosive atmosphere, rain, sunshine, accelerated life, icing, immersion and more); light, medium, and Navy high impact shock testing (MIL-S 901); electrical characteristics; gauge calibration; on-site resident DCAS reps; field testing; prod- vices to the U.S. and international navies, the commercial maritime community, and for industrial applications. The corporation's capabilities include design and engineering, construction, conversion, overhaul, repair, management and information systems, and international technology assistance and transfer programs. Employing approximately 8,500 people, BIW is currently the lead builder of the DDG 51 Burke class Aegis destroyers. Since 1991, the lead ship and one follow ship have been delivered, with 13 more DDGs under contract. Activities which supplement the construction of surface combatants include a commercial shipbuilding development program and the expansion of industrial manufacturing projects.

CAE-Link Circle 52 on Reader Service Card CAE-Link's business focus is applying innovative technologies to satisfy the training and production needs of business, government, and military customers worldwide. CAELink is part of the Aerospace & Electronics Group of CAE Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of simulation and training systems with facilities throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe. CAE-Link recently won a $19.2 million contract from the U.S. Navy for design, fabrication and testing of a prototype Standard Monitoring and Control System (SMCS), which will perform real-time monitoring and control of shipboard Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) functions, including propulsion, auxiliary, electric plant, and damage control.

Caterpillar Circle 53 on Reader Service Card Caterpillar is a worldwide manuf a c t u r e r of engines and earthmoving, construction and materials- handling equipment. Cat- erpillar diesel and natural gas engines are used for vehicle, marine, and electric power generation from 50 to 8,000 hp, 50 to 5,720 kW. Caterpillar engines and generators are used in mobile power applications, as standby generator sets for critical loads and prime power in remote installations. Marine engines are integrated propulsion systems, ship service and emergency generators, and auxiliary power units, many U.S. Navy certified and shock qualified. Caterpillar offers unique capabilities to concept, design, build and test specialized equipment.

Cincinnati Gear Circle 5 4 on Reader Service Card The Cincinnati Gear Company has a long history of designing and producing diesel and gas turbine powered gear transmission systems for naval applications, including main propulsion gears on the T-AO 187 and AOE 6 class ships, lift and propulsion gears for the LCAC hovercraft, torpedo ejection systems, and genset gearboxes for DDG-51 destroyers. Recently CINTI has developed the "MA" series of standard gas turbine powered turbine reduction gearboxes from 1,000 hp and higher, well-suited for patrol boat and fast craft applications. A standard line of diesel powered reduction gears (the "MD" series) from 4,000 to 40,000 hp has also been developed.

Cummins Marine Circle 5 5 on Reader Service Card Cummins Marine engines have been selected for use by the U.S. Navy for a wide range of craft, including: a 24-foot (7.3 m) Inflatable MK3; 26-foot (8 m), 33-foot (10 m) and 40-foot (12.2 m) personnel MK7s; a 35-foot (10.7 m) workboat; a 40- foot (12.2 m) plane, personnel and rescue vessel; a 184-foot (56 m) YTT; one 23-foot (7 m) rigid inflatable vessel and another same-sized harbor security vessel; 26-foot (8 m), 33- foot (10 m) and 40-foot (12 m) personnel vessels; 33-foot (10 m), 39- foot (12 m) and 49-foot (15 m) utility vessels; and a 49-foot (15 m) workboat. The U.S. Army also selected Cummins Marine power for the 175-foot (53.4 m) Landing Craft, Utility, as well as the Marine Corps for its 35-foot (10.7 m) Riverine Assault Craft.

Designers & Planners, Inc. Circle 56 on Reader Service Card Designers & Planners, Inc., offers maritime and technical services covering naval architecture and marine structural design. In recent years, as part of the BMT Group of Companies, D&P added maritime safety, health, environmental protection, software testing and development as corporate specialties. D&P is one of only two companies holding contracts to support the U.S. Navy in all surface ship and submarine structural design and fleet maintenance activities. The company has continued to work closely with the senior members of the Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to develop and implement its Environmental and Natural Resources Program policy. D&P has also expanded its engineering business to include a new line of Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) services. This service area will include animated displays and drawing conversion. Some recent projects in- elude: the development of structural concepts for the next generation of fast, double-hulled Sealift ships; development of flexible cargo handling systems for Sealift ships; engineering support for the USCG icebreaker acquisition program; shock response analyses for the MHC-51 minehunter; and naval architecture and ship design services to a major U.S. shipyard in support of the Navy Sealift Acquisition program. GE Marine & Industrial Engine Circle 57 on Reader Service Card GE's LM aeroderivative marine gas turbines are compact, high-performance power plants, with power levels ranging from 6,000 to 70,000 shaft hp. LMs are used on more 330 ships worldwide, including fast patrol boats, corvettes, frigates, destroyers, aircraft carriers and supply ships. Recent order: from National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) to power one U.S. Navy Sealift vessel (with options for five additional vessels) — each with two LM2500 gas turbines, recently uprated to 32,000 brake hp. Recently introduced: the LM2500R gas turbine a recuperated version of GE's popular LM2500 — that GE says is ideal for new vessels and retrofit in existing Navy ships.

George G. Sharp, Inc.

Circle 58 on Reader Service Card Since 1920, George G. Sharp, Inc. has designed more than 1,500 vessels. Sharp has more than 800 employees throughout the U.S., of which 300 are in the technical and engineering divisions. Sharp is providing naval architectural and marine engineering services to NAVSEA, MarAd, MSC, NAVSSES, NAVSEACENPAC and Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Sharp has locations in New York City; Crystal City and Virginia Beach, Va.; Voorhees, N.J.; and San Diego, Calif. Sharp is an 8(a) Minority Business firm as established by the Small Business Administration.

Gibbs & Cox, Inc.

Circle 5 9 on Reader Service Card Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm having as its primary focus naval architecture and marine engineering. It is recognized worldwide for its work in the design of naval surface combatants and commercial ships, and is currently engaged in the design of an advanced combat system frigate for Naval ships, fleet oilers, commercial containerships, tankers and dredges are successfully finding new ways to operate more efficiently at lower cost, by utilizing Tranter's unsurpassed plate-type heat exchanger technology. Schematics presented here illustrate typical ways they are doing it. Superchanger® plate and frame heat exchangers are used in a wide variety of shipboard applications—particularly for cooling main engine jacket water and cooling main engine lube oil with fresh water or seawater; cooling the ship's central fresh water; cooling electronic equipment; or recovering heat from condensate. They are far more efficient than tubular systems, and provide heat transfer coefficients from two to five times greater than those achieved by shell and tube units. They also require 10% to 50% less deck space and weigh up to one-sixth less. Superchanger units can be equipped with titanium plates which offer the best resistance to corrosion and erosion when exposed to seawater. Intermixing or cross-contamination the Republic of China and sealift ships for the U.S. Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is headquartered in New York City with offices in Arlington, Va.; Brunswick, Maine; and Pascagoula, Miss.

HomiltonJot Circle 6 0 on Reader Service Card HamiltonJ et's advanced waterjet of hot and cold liquids is virtually impossible. Low fouling rates reduce cleaning requirements for Superchanger units, that are designed for easy maintenance. They can be cleaned-in-place by backflushing, or quickly disassembled by hand, cleaned and put back in operation.

Platecoil® prime surface heat exchangers offer optimum temperature control. A Platecoil bank-in-tank unit provides wide interspaces for effectively passing solids while efficiently heating seawater containing oil from spills. Platecoil bayonet heaters provide a large amount of efficient primary heating surface in a single unit for maintaining desired temperatures in storage tanks. These heaters help promote convection currents for better heat transfer rates and tank temperature uniformity. Platecoil suction heaters provide immediate heating for pumping oil out of tanks.

Tranter plate-type heat exchangers can be supplied in full compliance with codes and specifications as required by the ABS; the U.S. Coast Guard; shock testing per MIL-SCircle 323 on Reader Service Card propulsion systems meet the standards of certifying authorities such as Lloyds and ABS, making them widely accepted by military and paramilitary organizations around the world. Applications include main propulsion for high speed patrol, riverine assault, RIB assault and rescue and other multi-mission craft, as well as wide use as a loiter/ boost propulsor in conjunction with other drives. With units for power inputs up to 3,000 kW, optimum propulsion options for vessels up to typically 197 feet (60 meters) long are available.

Logistic services, including documentation and training programs, are provided for all projects through an extensive global support network. Hollon Fluid Stroinors Circle 6 1 on Reader Service Card Hellan fluid strainers have been chosen by the Navy to replace duplex strainers on all CG-47 cruisers to protect radar, sonar, GTC, phalanx, LPAC, etc. Hellan says its fluid strainers need little or no maintenance; are self-contained, so sailors are not exposed to harmful debris or chemicals; weigh 60 to 70 percent what duplex strainers weigh; and can be cleaned in 30 seconds without disassembly. The company claims this translates into major cost savings. In the 18 months since Hellan strainers were installed on the CG-47s, there have reportedly been no complaints. Hellan fluid strainers are approved by ABS, U.S. Coast Guard and Navy.

The Navy is reportedly considering Hellan strainers in place of duplex strainers, starting with Flight IIA of DDG-51 destroyers. Both the Navy and private shipyards are also considering Hellan strainers for use on other Navy class ships.

Hl-lbst Laboratories, Inc.

Circle 6 2 on Reader Service Card Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc. provides test and evaluation services to commercial and military clients in the areas of shock, noise, vibration and ship survivability with special emphasis in underwater explosion technology (UNDEX). Tests are conducted in accordance with applicable military specifications, i.e., MIL-S- 901/MIL-STD-167/MIL-STD-740, etc. The company offers state-ofthe- art instrumentation, high-speed photography and video coverage, certified instrument calibration, procedure preparation, fixture design and fabrication. Qualified quality assurance and welding procedures are provided in all fabrication disciplines. Certified welding personnel are qualified to applicable ASTM, AWS, and Military Specifications for various materials including HTS, HSLA, HY-80, HY-100, etc. Hi-Test is a major manufacturer and distributor of MIL-spec shock and vibration test machines, as well as unique and standard fixturing. The company also provides test facility design and construction and machine installation at remote sites internationally.

Hydrasearch Company, Inc. Circle 6 3 on Reader Service Card Hydrasearch manufactures and sells Navy-approved hose and fittings in two- through eight-inch sizes to Military Specifications MILH- 24135, MIL-H-24136, MIL-F- 24787, MIL-C-24356, and MIL-H- 22240. These products are interchangeable with Aeroquip 2580, 150901,2652,2560, andFC267 hose. Related fittings include straight and 90-degree elbow flanged ends, split clamp ends, and hose to hose dogleg fittings. Hydrasearch also manufactures a complete line of equipment for underway replenishment at sea including probes, probe receivers, pelican hooks, strongbacks, and trolleys for fuel, water, and solid cargo transfer-at-sea.

Hydrocomp Circle 6 4 on Reader Service Card NavCad is for the prediction and analysis of vessel speed and power performance for virtually every type of monohull, catamaran and river barge. It also provides for the selection of suitable propulsion system components — engine, gear and propeller. Not limited to a few basic routines, NavCad provides a complete platform for a steady-state equilibrium analysis of performance. HydroComp is a consultancy specializing in hydrodynamic performance and speed/ power prediction. It also provides contract services to design agencies and shipyards, as well as to engine and propeller manufacturers.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Circle 6 5 on Reader Service Card Ingalls Shipbuilding, in addition to producing some of the world's finest surface combatant ships, is continually exploring new marketing opportunities in international military shipbuilding and in U.S. and international commercial shipbuilding. Ingalls is currently involved in priority U.S. Navy shipbuilding programs Aegis guided missile destroyers, LHD multipurpose amphibious assault ships, and overhauls of large combatant ships.

On the international front, Ingalls has designed a 1,250-ton Corvette and a 2,800-ton Ingalls Frigate. These potent, survivable platforms incorporate speed, stability and survivability in truly multimission-capable ships. Ingalls is reportedly the only shipbuilder in the U.S. building combatant ships for an international customer, with three ships in production for Israel. The shipyard is also currently designing double-hull tankers in two different capacity configurations.

Integrated Systems Analysts, Inc.

Circle 66 on Reader Service Card Integrated Systems Analysts, Inc. (ISA), offers a wide range of engineering, scientific, technical and management support services. Principal areas of support include: systems engineering; corrosion engineering; acoustics engineering; information systems services; integrated system hardware/software design and testing; maintenance strategy initiatives and planning; electronics repair and maintenance; and integrated logistics support. ISA has well over 500 current employees, and has established offices in Arlington, Alexandria, and Norfolk, Va.; New London, Conn.; Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; San Diego and Camarillo, Calif.; and Dallas, Texas. The company has also established over 30 computer maintenance facilities and 60 maintenance service locations throughout the country. ISA says it has assembled a cadre of highly qualified personnel with extensive military, civil service and industry experience in the market areas it pursues, to ensure quality performance on each contract it undertakes.

Intergraph Corp.

Circle 67on Reader Service Card Intergraph Integrated Ship Design and Production (ISDP) products and engineering services aim at increasing productivity throughout the ship life cycle. Products cover compartmentation; the design, detailing, and manufacturing of ship structure; schematics design; and the modeling of piping, HVAC, electrical and fiber optic systems. Parametric construction and fabrication of equipment, interference detection between disciplines, and the generation of classification and production drawings are supported. They are built on I n t e r g r a p h ' s object-oriented, NURBS-based solid modeling computer graphic systems, with full support for associativity and constraints. Intergraph's Product Data Manager controls the access to a centralized model database utilizing userdefined workflows. New manufacturing features provide the automatic generation of shell plates and stiffeners, and jig and template design. An Intergraph/BMT joint effort provides solutions for hull form generation and fairing as well as stability and hydrodynamics analysis. Intergraph is participating in the implementation of several naval projects including NAVSEA CAD-2 and the European Future Frigate Project at Yarrow Shipbuilders in Glasgow.

John J. McMullen & Associates Circle 6 8 on Reader Service Card JJMA, naval architects and marine engineers, applies emerging technologies to meet clients' mission and operational requirements. Capabilities include all-hull, mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines as well as combat systems physical integration, program management, integrated logistics support, database development and acquisition planning.

Emergency de-ballasting systems, collective protective systems, low observable and noise signature design, fiber optic command and control systems, small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) designs, and advanced pollution control systems are representative of the types of engineering and design that JJMA says define it as the company of choice for advanced and diverse combatant and auxiliary designs.

KaMeWa Circle 6 9 on Reader Service Card KaMeWa is considered to be one of the world's leading manufacturers of propellers and waterjet propulsion systems. The equipment meets the highest naval operational criteria for performance, efficiency, shock resistance and emissions signatures. It can be built to comply with any type or level of military design specifications (MIL, etc.) KaMeWa propulsion systems are chosen by many navies worldwide. They are installed and operating in vessels of all categories, from highspeed patrol craft with waterjets to the most powerful propeller-driven destroyers.

KaMeWa has recently received the order for delivery of Tunnel Thrusters for the Military Sealift Command's conversion of two ships. Keystone Valve Circle 7 0 on Reader Service Card Keystone Valve U.S.A., Inc., Houston, Texas, is a world-wide supplier of commercial marine and Mil Spec butterfly valves, ventilation valves, check valves, and electric actuators. Its military product line includes the Figure 129/139 MILV- 22133 (C) Resilient Seated Butterfly Valve, the Figure 360/362 MIL-V-24624 (SH) High Performance Butterfly Valve, the Figure 777 DOD-V-24657 (SH) Electric Actuator, as well as the Rev. B and Rev. C Ventilation Closures. Keystone also has a complete line of commercial quarter-turn butterfly, ball and plug valves, knife gates, electric, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators and accessories. Keystone products are used extensively by navies throughout the world. They can be found in many shipboard systems, including fresh water, sea water, sanitary, firemain, bilge and ballast, fuel, ventilation, cargo and lube oil, chilled water, compressed air, inert gas and emergency shutdown systems.

Kvaerner-Masa Marine Circle 71 on Reader Service Card Kvaerner-Masa Marine (KMM) offers professional naval architecture and marine consulting services, based on the advanced technology available through its membership in the Kvaerner Group. The company provides technical, management and procurement services to shipyards, shipowners, government agencies and similar clients. KMM's engineers and designers develop solutions to the design and construction of a wide range of specialized ships, ranging from air cushion craft to passenger ferries, and from patrol boats to polar icebreakers. Recent U.S. efforts center around shipyard technology trans- fer, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) polar icebreaker design support, USCG coastal patrol boat design, and NOAA research ship design. KMM offers these services through its Vancouver, B.C. Canada office and its new Annapolis, Md. location.

Lokring Corporation Circle 72 on Reader Service Card Lokring Corporation of Foster City, Calif., develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of Elastic Strain Preload (ESP) mechanically attached fittings (MAFs) in three materials: 90/10 copper nickel, 316L stainless steel and carbon steel. In late 1993, the 90/10 copper nickel fittings through 2 NPS, and 316L stainless steel fittings through 1 NPS, received full NAVSEA surface ship approval (including fire hazardous areas and systems approval). All three fitting lines have American Bureau of Shipping type approval and U.S. Coast Guard acceptance and meet the 1,700° F heat requirement. Reportedly the most widely used MAF for new construction and repair of U.S. Navy surface ships, the ESP pipe joining technology is reportedly a simple, reliable and low-cost solution for field joining pipe through 2 NPS. The patented Lokring ESP design employs a metal-to-metal seal without the need for O-rings.

Lonseal Circle 73 on Reader Service Card Lonseal's complete line of all-vinyl, resilient sheet material includes LONMAT DIA., a slip-resistant, embossed diamond-plate pattern, and LONMAT UV, a smooth, highgloss, no-wax decking. Both meet MIL-M-15562F (Navy) Mat specs; are fire-retardant; resist water, chemicals and oil; and offer high dielectric strength.

Lonseal vinyl floorings are reportedly quiet and resilient underfoot.

They can be welded into a single, seamless sheet for sanitary installations. Complete information and color samples are available. MagneTek Circle 74 on Reader Service Card MagneTek develops solutions for all types of power-based systems in military and regulated governmental markets. Ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, aircraft, tanks, power grids and large computer installations are all MagneTek environments.

For military markets, MagneTek manufactures both "Crittenden-type" and "Jeffersontype" QPL transformers; high-energy and pulse power systems; advanced electric drive and motor control, power protection and control, power conversion, power conditioning and harmonic reduction solutions; and fully integrated aircraft ground support systems. MagneTek products are largely special-engineered to meet application-specific requirements.

Marotta Scientific Controls Circle 75 on Reader Service Card Marotta Scientific Controls, Inc. has been serving the U.S. Navy with specialty fluid controls products for more than 36 years on submarines, surface ships, aircraft and deep diving submersibles. Products cover a wide range of service: pressure reducing manifolds for ship's air service and gas turbine starting; quick closing valves for fuel oil and steam service; automatic shutoff, solenoid, pressure regulating and pressure relief valves cover a wide range of critical pneumatic or hydraulic applications. As the technical challenge continues, Marotta will keep pace with new technologies to deliver higher performing products.

Metritape, Inc.

Circle 76 on Reader Service Card Metritape provides resistancetape: what the company claims is a simple, reliable, affordable and accurate gauge for non-mechanical, continuous measurement of liquid level and temperature — as well as tough marine gauging problems.

These include deep cargo tanks, ballast, draft, fuel, oil and water aboard tankers, barges, containerships, drilling rigs, military vessels and floating drydocks.

Metritape's resistance tape offers no moving parts, stable output, and usefulness in three- to 100-foot tanks. Sensor is resistant to sticky, abrasive, viscous and corrosive liquids. Millligan Marine Supply Inc.

Circle 77 on Reader Service Card Milligan Marine Supply has been supplying the military, shipping, towing, offshore, drilling, shipbuilding and chemical port facilities industries for nine years with the following products: polyform buoys, floats, markers, fenders, stainless steel chains and fittings; galvanized long link dock fender chain; galvanized long link deck lashing chain; boat fenders MIL-F-23788; cargo nets MIL-S-18313-G; accommodation ladders NAVSEA 804-2255402, grading MIL-G-18015; gangways NAVSEA 805-1749049; lubricant MIL-C-16173D; marine fenders MIL-F-29248; buoy markers MILR- 17343D; deck buoys meeting SOLAS 74/83 requirements; plus a large number of other Mil-Spec products. Milligan recently received a large purchase order for stainless steel vertical ladders NAVSEA #S1604-860091, aluminum ladders #S1604-860041, and ship fenders MIL-F-23788. Milligan is a stocking distributor for several leading manufacturing companies.

MTU North America Circle 78 on Reader Service Card MTU continues its active involvement in the military marine market and has achieved an important milestone by winning two of the three Mark V special operations craft (SOC) test vessels for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which should lead to the purchase ofthe new Mark V (SOC), the company said. The program requirements are based on specific performance rather than a specific boat design. One of the crafts is powered by two 3,000-hp MTU diesel engines (16V396TE94) with surface- piercing propellers and the other has two 12V396TE94 (2,285 hp each) and KaMeWa waterjets. Other recent projects utilizing MTU power around the world include 10-foot by 40-foot patrol boats for Egypt, Coastal Mine Hunters for Egypt, Mine Hunters for Norway and SAAR V frigates for Israel. Naval Engiaeering Works Circle 79 on Reader Service Card Naval Engineering Works, Inc. (NAVENG) is a diversified manufacturing company with capabilities covering most all U.S. Navy hull, mechanical and deck items, including a complete and up-to-date set of NAVSEA/BUSHIPS drawings and Mil-Spec documents. NAVENG also offers a logistics spares procurement service, and a QA system toMil-I-45208A. NAVENG recently acquired the dedicated fabrication/ machining facilities of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing Co. and Lossett's Inc.

Naval Research Laboratory Circle 8 0 on Reader Service Card Dedicated on July 2, 1923, the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL's) main site is situated on the banks of the Potomac River in Southwest Washington, D.C. Other major NRL sites are located at Stennis Space Center, Miss.; Monterey, Calif.; and Orlando, Fla. The Navy's corporate laboratory, NRL is charged with the mission of conducting a broadly-based, multidisciplinary program of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, systems, ocean, atmospheric and space sciences and related technologies. The Navy has established NRL as its "lead laboratory" in space technology, fire research and artificial intelligence.

Nelson Firestop Products Circle 8 1 on Reader Service Card Nelson Firestop products play an important role in fire containment. A comprehensive fire protection program includes prevention, protection, suppression and containment.

Firestopping is a special activity under the fire containment category. Preventing fire from passing through a barrier penetration may depend on a single component which offers a complex balance of thermal resistance, thermal conductivity, adequate sealing at high temperatures and controlled consumption, so Nelson Firestop Products urges customers to insist on properly installed and tested components.

Nelson Firestop says its components are always manufactured to exacting standards, thereby significantly reducing the chance of installation error and subsequent system failure, which could result in potentially life-threatening situations.

There are more than 1,000 vessels worldwide with internal fire containment products by Nelson. Newport News Shipbuilding Circle 106 on Reader Service Card Newport News Shipbuilding has extensive capabilities to design, construct and repair all types of commercial and military ships. Newport News is the only U.S. yard capable of building nuclear aircraft carriers, and currently has two under construction: CVN 74, the John C. Stennis, and CVN 75, the United States. Funding for CVN 76 has also reportedly been approved. In addition to various work on other naval vessels, Newport News is also a major participant in the Navy's Sealift Conversion Program, and is now converting two ships into the Sealift vessels T-AKR 296 and T-AKR 298.

On the commercial side, Newport News is part of a consortium of international shipbuilders formed to produce tankers of Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries' SPB LNG design for the Italian group Snam. Paxman Diesels Circle 8 2 on Reader Service Card GEC Alsthom Paxman Diesels Ltd. are leaders in the design and manufacture of lightweight, compact high-speed diesel engines, the Vega, Valenta, and the VP185, in the 560-3,655kWb power range. Paxman says its engines, renowned for their ease of maintenance and long time between overhauls, are the ideal military solution for propulsion and on-board power generation duties. Paxman engines are specified by more than 50 of the world's navies. The U.S. has chosen the Valenta 16 CM engines, producing 2,500 kWb (3,350 hp) at 1,500 rpm as propulsion units for its Cyclone-class patrol vessels. The U.S. Coast Guard also uses the Valenta 16 CM to power 37 of its Island class cutters.

PDI Corp.

Circle 8 3 on Reader Service Card PDI is a systems engineering and electronics hardware development/ production company providing government and industry with analysis, simulation and design in the areas of: simulators, machinery, electronics and control systems — with software and electronics hardware businesses derived from these areas. PDI's engineering, electronics laboratory, design and production facilities are located in Annapolis, Md. These include stateof- the-art DEC and PC computer network with multi-user capability for simulation, software development (including Ada to Mil-2167), computer graphics, desktop publishing and CAD. PDI's facility for experimental evaluation, design, development and production of Mil- Spec electronics includes: general and special purpose test instruments, microprocessor applications development facilities, printed circuit board design and fabrication, systems assembly and field service. Portland Shipyard Circle 8 4 on Reader Service Card Portland Ship Yard (PSY) serves the special needs of Cruisers, Destroyers, Frigates, Amphibious Transport Docks, Amphibious Assault Ships, Dock Landing Ships, Fleet Oilers and more. PSY is certified to drydock all Navy surface ships to 56,000 tons. PSY has large electronic and ordinance support facilities and 7,300 feet (2,225 m) of repair berths. There are in-place SupShip facilities and excellent quality assurance support.

Rotllf Tasting Laboratories Circle 8 5 on Reader Service Card Retlif Testing Laboratories is a fully independent testing laboratory providing a wide range of services in the areas of EMC, EMP, Acoustic Noise, telecommunications and environmental simulation.

Retlif maintains facilities in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, N.Y. and Goffstown, N.H. Retlif is fully certified and accredited, maintaining listing and approvals with the FCC, NVLAP, DESC, Canadian DOC and the EC. Retlifs most recent ac- creditation is U.S. Coast Guard approval. New services now being offered include HIRF and lightning simulation.

Seacoast Circle 163 on Reader Service Card Seacoast Electric Co., is a full-line marine electrical distributor specializing in shipboard wire and cable, electrical equipment and cable hardware. Seacoast services the military market with U.S. Navy MIL-C- 24643 low smoke cable. Navy shipboard fiber optic cable, circuit breakers, MIL-Spec electrical equipment, NMP rox system cable transits and other U.S. Navy-qualified cable hardware. Seacoast has offices in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Mississippi and California.

Seacor Circle 8 6 on Reader Service Card Systems Engineering Associates Company (Seacor), as part of a team with CACI International Inc. and AMS, Inc., has been awarded a contract to support the Military Sealift Command Configuration Data Management Program and Configuration and Logistics Information Pro- gram (CLIP). The total contract, which includes a base year plus two option years, is estimated at $30 million. The CACI/Seacor team will assist the MSC in maintaining readiness and logistics support of a growing fleet of ships during a period of unprecedented budget reduction. Seacor, a division of Day & Zimmermann, Inc., specializes in logistics support, training, design engineering and related technical services.

Seaward International Circle 105 on Reader Service Card Seaward International is a world leader in the applied uses of elastomer technology. Founded in 1973, Seaward is both a production and a research facility whose products include marine fenders and buoys, composite elastomer coatings, special anechoic coatings and their installation equipment, and extruded products made from recycled plastic. Since 1983, the company has performed research and development for the U.S. Navy, for prime contractors, and for the commercial marine industry in the development and manufacture of specialized elastomers. Key efforts include the development of unique hull coatings for marine vessels and weapons; applications of spray (or cast) coatings for ship structures, propulsors, and other components; the manufacture of special anechoic materials for underwater research facilities; and the manufacture of specialized processing machines for these materials. SPD Technologies Circle 87 on Reader Service Card SPD Technologies designs, engineers, manufactures and services state-of-the-art circuit breakers, switchgear, machinery control systems and interior communication equipment. The company will be displaying a host of its equipment, including its new circuit breakers, machinery control systems, announcing system and other products being used on the Sealift Program at ASNE.

SSS Clutch Circle 8 8 on Reader Service Card SSS Clutches are used by 27 navies worldwide for marine main propulsion drives with gas turbines or gas turbine plant combined with diesel or diesel electric. Marine applications also include high-speed commercial and privately-owned yachts which use gas turbines for propulsion. Another SSS product, the SSS-Tosi Marine Reversing System, is now in service on Italian and U.S. Navy ships. This system uses a Reversible Converter Coupling (RCC) for reversing a fixed-pitch propeller and a clutch for efficient direct drive. The system is applicable for either high-powered gas turbine or diesel propulsion systems. Technical Products & Precision Mfg. Co. Circle 89 on Reader Service Card Technical Products is known for its trademark of Tech-O-Seal valves and fittings. Tech-O-Seal valves and fittings utilize a softseated, low torque seal design that reportedly provides total leakproof dependability at pressure from vacuum to 6,000 psi. Additionally, Technical Products' full service engineering development program utilizes state-ofthe- art computer aided drafting technologies to provide custom designed valves and fittings that meet the customer's specifications. Engineering development services available include testing, repair, overhaul, documentation and technical evaluation. Thomas A. Short Co.

Circle 9 0 on Reader Service Card Thomas A. Short Company manufactures valves of many varieties: gate valves of 10 inches and larger and 150 psi and up, from a variety of materials; globe valves of all sizes and pressures up to 2,500 psi, also in a variety of materials; tilt disc check valves and butterfly valves in a number of pressures and from a number of materials. Thomas A. Short manufactures three way ball line from .25 inch to two inches up to 1,000 psi in various materials, and bronze flow control lint also from .25 inch to two inches in 150 psi and 300 psi varieties. Recent contracts include a contract for providing main sea valves for LHD-5.

Times Microwave Systems Circle 9 1 on Reader Service Card Times Microwave Systems (TMS), Inc., a division of Smiths Industries Aerospace and Defense Systems Inc., was founded in 1945 under the name Times Wire and Cable Company.

TMS has over 150 QPL Listings for Mil-C-17 coaxial cable and has been combining electrical expertise, exclusive compound development and fully swept VSWR and attenuation capabilities to address customized needs.

TMS is fully approved to the new Low-Smoke, Zero Halogen, flame retardant coaxial cables as specified in the latest revision of Mil-C-17, revision "G." TMS has also supplied a series of Low-Smoke RF cables which are specified on the Aegis class ships of the U.S. Navy. In addition to RF cable, TMS manufactures a wide variety of microwave cable assemblies per Mil-T- 81490. Many of these assemblies have been procured for use on the shipboard SLQ-32 anti-missile defense system, as well as other critical applications where sealed microwave assemblies are required.

Tranter Circle 92 on Reader Service Card Tranter Superchanger plate and frame heat exchangers with designated marine features are on 16 classes of U.S. Navy ships — particularly for electronic cooling — and are used in other applications on commercial containerships, tankers, barges and dredgers. Recent applications include engine cooling on the MTV Mississippi towboat owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and built by Trinity Industries, and the 224-foot (68.3 m)wooden MCM-14 Countermeasure Ship, Chief. Aside from being erosion and corrosion resistant, these titanium-plated heat exchangers offer deck space and weight savings; resistance to fouling due to high turbulence; ease of maintenance and repair; and favorable price. Superchanger units have recorded excellent test results in the fleet, and comply with ABS and U.S. Coast Guard requirements.

Wartsila Diesel Circle 93 on Reader Service Card Wartsila Diesel North America, Inc. (WDNA) has been active domestically in service and sales of its diesel engines since 1978. Internationally, Wartsila Diesel says it has grown to be the leading medium speed diesel engine manufacturer in the world. Wartsila is now transferring its Vasa series of engines to its newest production facility in Mt. Vernon, Ind. The Vasa series can burn all types of marine fuel oil, as well as natural gas. The Vasa 46 engine has now been tested to MILE- 23457 — reportedly with nearly twice the power of the next largest engine ever qualified to this rigorous Navy specification. WDNA provides extensive after market logistics support, in IGES, CALS, or any other format required. An example is the ELDOC system, which is a real-time, user-interactive multimedia system for maintenance, parts management, fault avoidance and training. See a demonstration of ELDOC and hear about WDNA's R&D activities at WDNA's booth at ASNE Day '94.

Westinghouse Circle 8 on Reader Service Card Westinghouse is one of the leading suppliers and manufacturers of marine diesel engines. The company provides low- and mediumspeed diesel propulsion systems.

Westinghouse diesels satisfy all sealift class standard equipment requirements. Westinghouse has been the Navy's marine gear sup- plier for more than 80 years, and has delivered a full spectrum of reduction gears from cost-competitive commercial designs to the most advanced systems for U.S. Navy submarines.

Westinghouse has support facilities around the world for training, service and parts. Westinghouse is currently the prime contractor in a program to develop an intercooled recuperated (ICR) engine for the U.S. Navy.

Westmont Industries Circle 9 4 on Reader Service Card Westmont Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of heavy material handling equipment, is nearing completion of a Navy contract for eight 100-ton barge cranes. The cranes, which rest on barges measuring 175 feet (53.3 m) by 80 feet (24.4 m), can lift loads of 100 long tons at an 80-foot (24.4 m) radius and have a boom length in excess of 200 feet (60.9 m).

Westmont, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has been designing, manufacturing and installing heavy material handling equipment since 1951. Westmont has completed projects up to $50 million in size for both government and private concerns. Westmont's other products include bridge crane and monorail systems, portal cranes, high capacity turntables, jet engines maintenance systems, moving walkways and specialized material handling systems. The current backlog includes 60-ton portal and 20-ton wing wall cranes for the Navy. In addition, Westmont is currently under contract to produce a 38-ton portal crane and other equipment for the Corps of Engineers.




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