Jastram Cylinders Receive ABS Type Approval
Jastram Engineering has been granted ABS Type Approval status for its Model S hydraulic steering cylinders. Installed mainly on workboats, supply vessels and tankers - to name a few, the cylinders are designed with the commercial marine hydraulic steering service in mind under the ABS Approval. Jastram also offers custom design and engineering support to customers upgrading their existing steering systems so that they are in compliance with current marine safety standards and classification societies.
ABS Broadens Type Approval Coverage for SubM
ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has expanded its Type Approval product certification process to allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet compliance with 46 CFR Subchapter M Regulations. “As the inland maritime industry begins preparing for Subchapter M compliance, owners and yards are looking for easy ways to find equipment that meets Subchapter M requirements,” says ABS Americas Division President Jamie Smith.
Innova to Build Monitors for L-3 Communications
Innova Electronics, Inc. was awarded the bid to custom build ABS Type Approval Monitors for L-3 Communications EDI. marine structures or facilities. The monitor can be used in new installations or in retrofit and repair programs. As of February 21, 2003 the American Bureau of Shipping Type Approval certifies that the product has been designed, constructed and is maintained in accordance with the rules and standards of the classification body. is recognized across the globe at over 350 locations. operating vibration levels of 13.2-100 Hz, .7g+/-Hz and operating shock levels of 10g peak, (1/2 sine, 11ms).
Innova Receives Type Approval From ABS
Innova Electronics received Type Approval from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). ABS Type Approval certifies that the product has been designed, constructed and is maintained in accordance with the rules and standards of the classification body. To obtain certification, Innova met ABS requirements in drawing assessment, prototype testing, assessment of the product manufacturing quality control and quality assurance arrangements, and routine surveillance of the manufacturing process.
ABS Type Approval for Hyde Guardian
Hyde Marine, Inc. announced that its Hyde GUARDIAN ballast water treatment system (BWTS) received Type Approval from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) on September 13, 2011. Hyde GUARDIAN was the first BWTS to receive Product Design Assessment (PDA) certification from ABS in April 2010. PDA is the technical approval for equipment and is the first step in receiving ABS Type Approval. Founded in 1862, ABS is a leading international classification society devoted to promoting the security of life, property and the marine environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.
Comark Receives ABS Type Approval
Comark Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of ruggedized computer solutions for the marine, military, and commercial markets, has received Type Approval on their 47” Series of MDU Marine Displays from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Type Approval is given to products for marine and offshore applications that are designed and tested, and can be consistently manufactured, to meet IEC 60945 Standards for Maritime Navigation and Radio Communication Equipment and Systems.
Dresser Gets ABS Fire Rated Approval from
Dresser has been granted ABS Type Approval for fire rated couplings that meet or exceed the previous 2008 ABS rule changes. Typical applications for the ABS approved Dresser coupling include above deck inert gas lines, cargo oil lines, bilge systems, fuel oil transfers, and lube oil transfer systems. Each authentic Dresser approved coupling can be qualified to a working pressure of 19.2bar (275 PSI). Fire testing has been successfully conducted to the stringent guidelines of ISO 19921 & 19922 requirements. Dresser couplings are used for marine piping systems for their ability to absorb vibration, expansion and contraction while providing lifetime, leak-proof dependability. (www.dresser.com)
Pyrotek Distributes Centek Exhaust Systems
Centek Industries, manufacturer of fiberglass marine wet exhaust mufflers and systems, has appointed the Soundguard Division of Pyrotek to distribute the company’s products in the Pacific Rim. Headquartered in Girraween, New South Wales, Australia, with offices in New Zealand, Dubai, Taiwan and China, the Pyrotek Soundguard division has been providing noise control solutions to boat builders and boatyards since 1972. Centek’s list of custom mufflers and marine exhaust products has grown to over 14,000 specially designed units. Centek’s engineering staff offers customers over 80 years of marine wet exhaust system design experience. Centek engineers work with boat builders…
Centek Selects New UK Sales Rep
At the opening of the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show today, Centek Industries of the U.S. announced the appointment of AJS Technical Services of Northants as the company’s technical sales representative for the United Kingdom. Centek celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The company has designed, engineered and built more than 15,000 custom marine exhaust systems for yachts, workboats, military and law enforcement vessels worldwide. Centek’s engineering staff has more than 80 years of marine wet exhaust system design and innovation experience.
GlobalSantaFe New-build Rigs Provide Model for Requirements
Technical advances in the offshore industry and regulatory developments have spurred an update of the ABS Guide for Certification of Drilling Systems. First published in 1985 and last updated in 1990, the Guide references current standards and the recommendations of American Petroleum Institute (API). Importantly, the new Guide provides industry with an option for a “Safety Case” or risk-based analysis approach to certification, rather than applying the more traditional prescriptive rules reflected in the 1990 version of the Guide, says Merih Unuvar, ABS project leader and principal surveyor. “We’re offering drilling unit owners and builders a more streamlined approach to ABS classification, with the option of certifying the drilling system,” said Unuvar.
US Fuel Management System Gets Canadian Patent Protection
Nautical Control Solutions' (NCS) FuelTrax marine fuel management system now patent protected by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Marine Fuel Management system has been granted Canada patent number 2,588,654 for 'Apparatus and Method for Fuel Measurement and Accountability'. The onboard, ABS Type Approved FuelTrax system along with the shore-side FuelNet web-based reporting tool helps improve the performance of vessels through tighter management controls, accurate fuel accountability, and optimized vessel operations. FuelTrax monitors fuel flow, captures fuel burn rates, can measure and alarm fuel tank levels, and proves bunker quantities and densities.
Comark Corp New Panel Mount Computers
Comark Corporation, designer and manufacturer of ruggedized custom computer solutions for the marine and military markets expanded its portfolio of display and computer solutions by announcing the availability of the MDU PC Panel Mount Computer Series. The MDU PC Series combines the functionality of a computer, display and optional touchscreen into a modular assembly. The MDUPC-15, MDUPC-19 and MDUPC-20 (15”, 19” and 20” displays respectively) are designed for military and rugged commercial marine markets.
Toro Transfer Device for U.S. Market
Reflex Marine recently launched its Toro personnel transfer device to the US market with a demonstration, hosted by its service partner, Energy Cranes, at its facility in Houston, Texas. Each of the two demonstration sessions started with a presentation on the product and its safety features followed by practical lifting sessions so that the Toro passengers could experience the entry, lifting, landing and exiting procedures first hand. Following close consultation within the industry…
OceanTUFF CPVC Marine Drainage System
Spears Manufacturing Company awarded U.S. Known for its thermoplastic piping system innovations, Spears Manufacturing Company offers OceanTUFF, a CPVC Marine Drainage System. Recently awarded U.S. Coast Guard approval, OceanTUFF provides a durable, lightweight and cost effective alternative to traditional drainage materials used in marine applications. OceanTUFF meets the low flame, smoke and toxicity requirements of the 2010 FTP Code and may be installed in concealed spaces in accommodation, service and control spaces without meeting the additional requirements of 46 CFR 56.60-25 (a) (2).
EverTUFF CPVC Schedule 40 & 80 Pipe and Fittings
Spears Manufacturing Company awarded U.S. Spears EverTUFF CPVC Schedule 40 & 80 Pipe and Fittings are now U.S. Coast Guard approved for use in marine applications. The USCG approval allows Spears quality CPVC schedule 40 & 80 products for use in pressure applications from onboard water and waste treatment to ballast systems. Offered in sizes 1/2 inch through 12 inch; the EverTUFF CPVC Schedule 40 & 80 pipe and fittings system provide a durable, corrosion resistant and low cost of ownership alternative to existing products that can be difficult to obtain.
ABS Makes it Safer to ‘Walk to Work’
ABS announced the publication of The ABS Guide for Certification of Offshore Access Gangways. The new Guide addresses certification for safety systems used for “walk to work” (W2W) crew transfers. “As advanced crew transfer options become the norm in the offshore oil and gas industry, more and more companies want to benefit from W2W vessels and are looking to ABS for safety guidance,” says ABS Chief Technology Officer, Howard Fireman. Offshore access gangways with motion compensation systems are deployed and connected to the fixed or floating platform…
Garlock Expands ABS Type Approval for Expansion Joints
W&O, a global supplier to the marine offshore and marine markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, announced today that OEM partner Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC has received fire rating for its ABS type approval certificate for GARFLEX 8100 and Style 206 EZ-FLO rubber expansion joints. These new approvals allow for expanded applications in the oil and gas industry and offshore sector of the maritime industry, including fuel, hydraulic lube oil and other oil piping systems.
Strategic Singapore Delivers
In the midst of a significant down turn in the worldwide demand for new crewboats, Strategic Marine is delivering vessels from their Singapore shipyard as well as their new Mexican yard. Recently delivered from the Singapore shipyard the 101.7-ft by 24.6-ftr crew boat Colibri I. Built for Indonesias Baruna Raya Logistics the new vessel is the fourth such vessel delivered to the Indonesian company. With seating for 50 rig workers and accommodations for up to eight crewmembers, the ABS certified vessel (type approval +A1HSC…
First Subsea Awarded Heidelberg Spar Mooring Connector Contract
Deepwater mooring specialist, First Subsea Ltd has been awarded a contract by Technip Inc to supply the subsea mooring connectors for a 23,000-ton truss spar platform moored in 5,310ft (1,620 m) of water in Anadarko Petroleum Corp's Heidelberg field development in Green Canyon Blocks 859, 860,903, 904 and 948 in the Gulf of Mexico. The Heidelberg spar will be moored by nine Series III Ballgrab ball and taper mooring connectors attached to polyester mooring lines. The connector's…
Centek Industries, 250,000 Lift Mufflers Sold
Centek Industries is observing the sale of its 250,000th water lift muffler since the company’s founding in 1962. The Centek Vernalift muffler was originally manufactured for small auxiliary propulsion engines installed near or below the water line in sailboats. In the early 1970’s the Vernalift product line was expanded to include larger engines and today Vernalift mufflers are the lift muffler of choice by leading boat builders for engines from five to 2500 horsepower. Over the past 47 years…
ABS Approves Hyundai Heavy's FPSO Hull Design
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received an Approval in Principle (AIP) for its floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) hull design from classification society ABS. “As the offshore industry strives to design more cost-effective production units, ABS remains committed to evaluating novel designs that meet our class standards,” says ABS Executive Vice President, Global Offshore Ken Richardson. “The Newbuilding Conversion FPSO hull design can be built for about half the cost as compared to a conventional FPSO hull…
W&O Named Distributor for Perma-Pipe
W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has been named the exclusive North American marine distributor for Perma-Pipe, Inc., the largest North American manufacturer of pre-insulated piping systems and a subsidiary of MFRI, Inc. Through this strategic partnership, W&O will offer Perma-Pipe Fuel-Gard, an all stainless construction, pre-engineered and pre-fabricated piping system…
Compliant Hydraulic Fluid Gains Industry Use
In the search to find EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) compliant lubricants, ship owners don't have to sacrifice performance or competitive pricing to meet the regulations. Panolin America offers a range of Greenmarine environmentally considerate lubricants, including its high-performance hydraulic fluid HLP Synth. Developed more than two decades ago, HLP Synth derives from saturated synthetic esters, rather than vegetable or mineral oils. Like all Greenmarine products, it is 100% VGP and sVGP compliant.