Cruise Product Report

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

EPP Provides State-of-the-Art Tech Advice

With more than 20 years of experience in marine engineering technical sales, Engineered Piping Products (EPP) supplies shipping companies, OEMs and engine manufacturers with quality products and technologically-driven advice. The company provides a turn-key package that covers engineering, design and stress analysis as well as an extensive range of products that include metal and rubber bellows, expansion joints and hydraulic fittings alongside valve and pipe design and manufacture.

Hamworthy Dolphin Pump Range Wins Accolades

The Hamworthy KSE Dolphin range of marine centrifugal pumps have been granted wide acclaim for their reliability, accessibility and efficiency, and are supplied to every shipbuilding and major industrial country - worldwide.

With more than 80 years of centrifugal pump design and manufacturing experience, Dolphin pumps meet the increasing need for alternative forms of pump construction. The design provides considerable flexibility with maximum use of common parts, while maintaining the economics of manufacturing. Manufactured in Hamworty's factory in Poole, both the pumps' design and production systems are approved to ISO 9000 standards.

Via Land or Sea - Norsk Inova Gets the Waste Out

Norsk Inova is a company of Von Roll Inova - the waste treatment division of Von Roll Group. Headquartered in Switzerland, Von Roll Inova, for more than 60 years, has been developing thermal waster processing technologies.

Having built more than 300 environmentally friendly plants that process in excess of 100,000 Mg of waste each day, the company's reputation is based mainly on its proven ability to develop innovative waste processing technologies. In fact, many of the energy recovery and emission-reducing processes used today were pioneered by Von Roll Inova.

Viking Life Saving Offers Complete Range

Viking's range of liferafts, marine evacuation systems and offshore evacuation systems, are created via the company's quality system, which is certified according to the international quality standard DS/EN ISO 9001; 1994 covering design, development, manufacture, sales and maintenance of maritime liferafts, slides, evacuation systems, MOB boats and personal protective safety equipment.

R&D Nautics International Provides Inner Beauty

R&D Nautics International, the specialized marine division of the Dutch Vervoort Group, are manufacturers and suppliers of furniture, such as chairs and settees, table tops and table bases. R&D Nautics is also the exclusive distributor of Fire Resisting Mattresses, type Safety Project Foam and Safety Project Bonnell, which comply with the latest MED requirements.

Stay Afloat with Hammar

According to the Swedish-based company, one of the most surprising things about the Hammar life-jacket inflator is that there is no risk of inflation - except when it is submerged in water.

Equipped with a hydrostatic safety valve, the Hammar Inflator is fully disposable, needs virtually no maintenance and offers fast inflation - even at low temperatures. Easy to re-arm, the small, lightweight device can be easily converted to a manual version.

Ocean Safety Offers AQ02 Lights

Ocean Safety has launched the latest in its range of compact lifejacket lights, the AQ02, which had its premiere showing at Cruise + Ferry 2003. One of the first lifejacket lights equipped with a three-way operation switch as standard, the AQ02 provides the user with the choice of selecting either manual or automatic operation, or deactivation of the light altogether to avoid accidental usage.

Danish Interior: Design Champion

In cooperation with each individual shipyard's design and production department, Danish Interior develops functional and competitive "design solutions" and "Interior specifications" at the very early stage of the bidding. The company takes the full responsibility, at the pre-contractual stage at a fixed price for concept design, interior outfitting for all public areas on the entire vessel, and provides an architectural outline and "material specification"

INEXA Panel Sets Standards

For more than 30 years, INEXA Panel has been designated as one of the leading and most innovative suppliers or marine interior accommodation. Setting new standards for the decoration of wall panels, ceilings, marine doors, inspection hatches and cabins, INEXA's TNF Magic provides marine architects with a free hand. With 10,000 designs, with the possibility for designing new, TNF Magic has been tested by several maritime authorities and has proven to be of high quality. In the event of fire, Magic emits neither chloride - which makes other surfaces damaging for electrical equipment - nor does it develop cyanides that are fatal for crew and passengers.

Aurora Brings Life Via Light

Having just landed a contract to supply $1 million worth of 300,000 ft. of flame-retardant fabric for Cunard's Queen Mary 2, Skopos introduced its collection of colorwoven Trevira CS fabrics, in a wide variety of colors, brought to life through changes in the light.

The first Trevira CS collection for the cruise market by Skopos, the design innovation has always been a key feature of product development for the company. Aurora is comprised of eight innovative designs across 55 light-reflecting, shimmering colorways including classic reds, golds, blues and greens.

Available for use as both bedspreads and curtains, Aurora fabrics can be used in contact environments and are available at 140 cm or 280 cm wide.

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