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Danfoss Marine Parts Now Available Online

EMP2 Series

New Peerless/ Danfoss website offers marine pressure transmitters, pressure and temperature switches from stock. Peerless Electronics, an authorized stocking distributor for Danfoss announced that these fine Danfoss Marine products can now be found on a new online store. Peerless is featuring and stocking four families of Danfoss products for demanding marine applications: 1. The MBS 5100 Series Block Pressure Transmitter. This is a high accuracy marine approved block designed pressure transmitter MBS 5100 for use in harsh maritime environments where space is a constraint; 0-400 bar range, 4-20mA output.  Ship approved according to marine approvals: LR, DNV, GL, RINA, ABS, BV, NKK, PRS, MRS, and KRS. 2. The EMP2 Series Box Type Pressure Transmitter.  This robustly constructed box pressure transmitter EMP 2 has ship approvals for use in marine and heavy industrial applications.  Carries marine approvals: LR, DNV, GL, RINA, ABS, BV, NKK, PRS, MRS, KRS; 0-4 bar; G 1/2; 4 to 20 mA. 3. The KPS Pressure & Temperature Switches. The robust KPS pressure and temperature switch series offers a high level of enclosure (IP67) and resistance to shock and vibration; pressure ranges up to 60 bar and temperature ranges -10 to 200C; available with all relevant land and marine approvals.


SOR Founder Roy R. Dunlap Passed Away Aged 90

Roy Dunlap: Photo credit SOR

Roy Dunlap invented a mechanical  pressure switch that prevented oil tanks from overflowing and founded SOR Inc. SOR® founder Roy Dunlap leveraged the static-o-ring (SOR) technology to invent a highly accurate mechanical pressure switch that helped prevent the overfilling of oil tanks. This simple but innovative design resulted in a switch of flawless accuracy that would change the oil & gas and power generation industries forever


Insurers Should Control Ship Classification System: Broker

Insurers should control the ship safety classification process in the light of weaknesses exposed by the Erika’s loss, a senior tanker broker said. Insurance companies should hold the mandate over who inspected vessels’ structural conditions and passed them as safe, an official at Marinav Shipping and Trading said. Since insurers pay out the claim, it is therefore in their best interest to ensure that the vessel is maintained so that risk is minimized, the broker said.


The Switch Acquires Wärtsilä Drives’ Products

The Switch Marine Photo Yaskawa company

The Switch, a technology specialist of advanced drive trains, announced its acquisition of Wärtsilä’s marine drives business that encompasses specialized megawatt-class power drives targeting marine applications. The Yaskawa-backed investment gives The Switch a stronger foothold in its growing marine business area. Together, The Switch and the Norway-based marine drives business aim to benefit from a number of inherent added-value synergies


Wärtsilä's Dual-Fuel Engine Power Module for FPSO Upgrade

Wärtsilä Corporation has supplied a 5,800 kW Power Module to Bergesen d.y. Offshore AS, Norway, for installation on board the FPSO vessel Berge Hus. The Module, which is powered by a Wärtsilä 18V32DF dual-fuel engine, will burn produced gas. Currently being converted into an FPSO vessel from a VLCC tanker at the Jurong shipyard in Singapore, Berge Hus is destined for operation on the Ceiba oil field off Equatorial Guinea


Videotel Course Helps Cut ECAS Costs

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With high profile carriers agreeing to continue a voluntary low-sulphur fuel switch while at berth in Hong Kong, the issue of emission controls is once again in the headlines. Stepping into this arena, Videotel has launched a new training course, The Practical Management and Switching of Fuels, designed to ensure that switching to low sulphur fuel when operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) avoids the serious operational problems that at best impair a ships performance and at worst cause


Feature: The Corrosion Control Challenge

Last year Germanischer Lloyd and Mühlhan sponsored a Surface Protection Symposium in October in Lübeck, dealing with the topic of value retention in the shipping industry. The outcome was a lively exchange of ideas among shipowners, coating material manufacturers and surface protection experts. Up-to-date findings from research were discussed with the same vitality as problems from workaday practice. This report provides an overview of the events involved.


Preventing Loss of Propulsion After Fuel Switch to Low Sulfur Distillate Fuel

Capt. Jeff Cowan

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) ANNEX VI Regulation 14 requires ships with Marine Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder use fuel with sulfur content less than 0.1%, after 01 January 2015 within the Baltic Sea area – as defined in Annex I of MARPOL, North Sea area – as defined in Annex V of MARPOL; within 200 miles of the North American area and when operating in the United States Caribbean Sea area –


The Switch Opens Headquarters in Helsinki

Photo: The Switch

The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class electrical drives for wind energy, marine and industrial applications, has opened its new global headquarters in Helsinki. According to Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, President and CEO of The Switch, the primary motivation behind the location change is to be located in the center of Helsinki, making meetings with partners, clients and suppliers more convenient. Mäkinen called the new office an investment in the company's future


Wells Marine Launches Battery Management System

space-saving flat panel model of Total Automatic Battery Management System

The Boat Builders Labor Saving Device – Custom Designs Available.     Battery management system manufacturer Wells Marine Technology has launched a space-saving flat panel model of its Total Automatic Battery Management System (T.A.B.S.) that can be configured easily for any single, twin or triple engine application and can also be custom-designed to builder model specifications. Wells T.A.B.S. connects battery chargers


Altra Acquires Stromag

Manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products Altra Industrial Motion Corp. said it has closed its acquisition of the Stromag business from GKN plc.   “Stromag provides Altra with complementary products


Start of 2017 Looks Rocky for Asian Tankers

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Dirty Tankers Asia’s crude tanker market faces the double whammy of a flood of newbuild deliveries and a cut in OPEC production in Q1 2017. On the supply side, net capacity growth is estimated to be around 5 percent for VLCCs, 9.6 percent for Suezmaxes and 7 percent for the Aframaxes/LR2


Great Ships of 2016: Ternsund

(Photo: Tärntank Ship Management AB)

Since it started publishing in 1939, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News has recognized excellence in ship construction. This year 18 ships in total were honored, including many “world firsts.”   Ternsund - LNG fueled tanker with Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Shaft


MTNW Rebrands as Rugged Controls

Rugged Controls, LLC announced its launch, evolving from Measurement Technology NW Line Control Instruments (LCI) group, who since 2001 has provided line control, tension monitoring, and winch monitoring equipment.   Rugged Controls said it will continue to manufacture MTNW’s previous


Vessel Earnings and Global Fleet Trends

Graph: Clarkson Research Services

 Clarkson Research Services says market conditions across most sectors of the shipping industry have been highly challenging in 2016.   The ClarkSea Index, which illustrates the fortunes of earnings for the major commercial ship types makes fairly clear the fate of the volume shipping


Schlumberger, Transocean Ink Service Agreements

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Cameron, a Schlumberger company, today announced the signing of two 10-year pressure control equipment management service contracts on behalf of Transocean valued at greater than $350 million. The first contract calls for Schlumberger to manage Transocean’s Cameron risers in the Gulf of


New: BOGE S-4 Screw Compressor

At 69 dB(A) the new S-4 screw compressor from Boge Kompressoren is  designed to be quiet and efficient. (Photo: Boge Kompressoren)

The S-4 screw compressor from Boge Kompressoren has been redesigned, changes designed to make the compressed air system efficient and whisper-quiet at 69 dB(A).  The enclosed direct drive provides for low-maintenance continuous operation, even with high dust volumes


Lowrance Debuts High Powered HDS Multifunction Displays

High-performance addition to the HDS series of fishfinders chartplotters Photo Lowrance

Lowrance announced today the release of a high-performance addition to the HDS series of fishfinders/chartplotters – Lowrance HDS Carbon. The new Lowrance HDS Carbon adds a high-performance dual core processor, multi-touch SolarMAX HD screen


Rotterdam Wants an Ambitious CO2 Reduction Plan from IMO

First fuel bunkering of a seaship. Rotterdam stimulates sustainable shipping and promotes LNG as fuel for shipping (Ries van Wendel de Joode) Photo Rotterdam Port

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is calling on the European Parliament to put pressure on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to produce an ambitious worldwide CO2 reduction plan for sea shipping. Given the recent plans, measures could only be expected by 2023 at the earliest


MMO Market Falls 22% in 2015

Graph: Douglas-Westwood

 The Offshore Maintenance, Modifications & Operations (MMO) market experienced a substantial fall of 22% in total expenditure between 2014 and 2015, and an additional 5% decline is projected by the end of 2016, says a Douglas-Westwood report.  


Bumpy Ride for Car Carriers

Graph: Clarksons Research

 The car carrier sector has been yet another part of the shipping industry to have faced challenging conditions this year, says Clarksons Research.   The focus has largely been on demand side difficulties, with growth in global seaborne car trade appearing to have gone into reverse gear


GSM Tariff Launched for RockFLEET Dual-Mode Vessel Tracking System

RockFLEET automatically switches from satellite to transmit GPS and M2M data over 2G3G4G and GPRS networks when available.

Iridium satcom specialist Rock Seven has launched a new fixed monthly GSM tariff for users of its dual-mode vessel tracking system, RockFLEET. The new £10/month subscription covers all vessel tracking and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) data transmitted over GSM networks by the RockFLEET system


Carriers Playing Poker with Ports

Image: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited

 Container shipping lines are in danger of putting future port investment at risk in their demands for terminal handling cost reductions, according to the recently launched Ports and Terminals Insight report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.  


DNV GL On Regulatory Developments and Tanker Market

The participants of the DNV GL Tanker Working Group in Hamburg. Photo by DNV GL

 DNV GL’s Tanker Working Group looked at the latest trends in the tanker segment with a special focus on the impact of upcoming emissions regulations at its 31st meeting in Hamburg recently.    Some 25 representatives from the tanker industry met with DNV GL experts in the


Oscar B: Power in the River Currants

Oscar B (Photo: Cummins)

Since 1925 there has been some form of car ferry crossing of the lower Columbia River from Puget Island on the Washington side to Westport Slough on the Oregon side. In 1959 Wahkiakum County took over operation of the ferry and in 1962 had a steel-hulled ferry, named for the county






 
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