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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.


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.


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


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


OSV’s, LNG and Deepwater: a New Climate Change for HVAC

DuraSea Condensing Unit with service panel removed

Dometic Marine Develops and Supplies HVAC Systems for Harvey Gulf’s LNG-powered Offshore Support Vessels Dometic Marine recently strengthened its position as a quality supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning by growing its footprint in the wider commercial marine sector. One such high-profile project includes the onboard systems for Harvey Gulf International’s newbuild projects. After securing the contract through Lemoine in 2011, Dometic worked Harvey Gulf


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


Deck Cooling While Transiting Panama Canal

Photo by Panama Canal Authority

Effective immediately, and until further notice, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)  will require transiting crude oil tankers, product carrier, and chemical tankers carrying cargoes with flashpoint of less than 18 deg. C, to cool their main decks with water by means of the on-deck water


TE Debuts Subsea CiA LVDT Position Transmitter Featuring CANopen Interface

Macro-Sensors-CiA443-PR Credit TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensor solutions, today announced a new Macro Sensors SSBR-937 Series CANBus LVDT Position Sensor with a  CANopen interface compliant to CiA 443 for subsea instruments. The CiA 443 CANopen profile offers more interoperable and


LNG Shipping Rates to Remain Under Pressure in 2016

LNG shipping earnings will remain under pressure in 2016 as accelerating fleet growth and changing trade patterns will weaken supply-demand conditions, according to the latest edition of the LNG Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.


European Consortium Launches Blue Nodules Project

Project Blue Nodules Deep Sea Mining Concept Courtesy EC

On 1 February a European consortium launched a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. This project addresses the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable value chain to retrieve polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor. It will develop and test new highly-automated and sustainable


China Ramping Up Ship Emission Controls

China will introduce tough controls on ship emissions at three key port areas from January to reduce sulphur dioxide which results in acid rain, causing respiratory difficulties and sometimes premature death, said the Ministry of Transport.


PG and Calder Extend Relationship with Hammelmann

PG Flow Solutions and the recently acquired U.K. subsidiary Calder Ltd. are suppliers of reciprocating pumps to the professional market, mainly focused on the oil and gas sector offshore, since more than 30 years. Calder’s merger into PG in October 2015 has created a


Fitch: Global Shipping Outlook Cut on Weak Demand

Fitch Ratings has revised the global shipping sector outlook for 2016 to negative from stable in 2015.   The fitch Report, in part, says, "We expect muted global trade growth and the economic slowdown in emerging markets to exacerbate overcapacity


Skuld Quadruples Bottom Line

Ståle Hansen, President and CEO. Photo: Skuld

 Norwegian marine insurer Skuld delivered a result of USD 20 million in the first nine months of the year, a USD 5 million increase from the same period last year. Overcapacity is still putting pressure on premium levels, says CEO.  


Freeport-McMoRan Chairman James Moffett to Step Down

Freeport-McMoRan Inc co-founder James Moffett will step down as chairman and quit its board, months after the miner added two new directors under pressure from billionaire investor Carl Icahn.   Freeport said Moffett, who had been appointed chairman emeritus


Cheniere Begins Production At Louisiana LNG Terminal

Construction at Cheniere Energy Inc.’s LNG terminal in Sabine Pass, Louisiana, in Dec. 2013. Source: Cheniere Energy

 Houston-based Cheniere Energy Inc has began production at what will become the first U.S. terminal to export natural gas from shale formations.    It has officially flipped the switch at its liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana


Cairn Confirms Successful Senegal Appraisal

The results help to confirm the overall scale and extent of the resource base in Senegal and further appraisal activity is expected to lead to future revision of the estimates. Courtesy Cairn Energy

  Cairn informed that the successful testing of the SNE-2 appraisal well offshore Senegal with positive results. Operations have been safely and successfully completed following drilling, coring, logging and drill-stem testing (DST). The well is now being plugged and abandoned.


Slow Start for Tanker Rates in New Year

Berlian Laju Tanker. Pic by mapelveiculos.com.br

 A super year for the VLCCs behind us which ended at earnings Meg/East close to $100k/day, says Fearnleys Week. The new year has started somewhat slower and rates ex Meg are off the peaks, but earnings remain very healthy.   


Mammoet Switches to Cleaner Fuel in the Netherlands

Photo: Mammoet

Mammoet’s Dutch operations switch to Shell gas-to-liquids fuel: expected to lower emissions, noise levels and contribute to local air quality.   Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, will use cleaner-burning Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel


Parker Bestobell to Supply Valves for Canadian Tankers

Photo courtesy of Parker Bestobell Marine

Parker Bestobell Marine has received its first order to supply its cryogenic fuel gas valves for new build tankers. The two 15,000-dwt ice-class 1A asphalt and bitumen tankers have been ordered by Groupe Desgagnés of Canada and will be built at Besiktas shipyard in Turkey.


Vessel Demand Suffers Shock

Table: Clarksons Research

 Containership owners have experienced some tough times in recent years, and early in 2015 it looked as if things might at last be on the up, says Clarksons Research.   However, last year proved to be the classic ‘game of two halves’






 
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