CIMAC Set for Shanghai
The International Council on Combustion Engines (CIMAC) in collaboration with the Chinese Society for International Combustion Engines (CSICE) will host the 27th World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology. The congress is slated for May 13-16, 2013 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center located in the heart of downtown Shanghai. Devoted to the global fields of marine, power generation and locomotive engine research and development covering state-of-the art technologies, the congress will feature 194 papers to be published during 48 presentation sessions…
ABB Turbocharging at Shangai CIMAC World Conference
ABB Turbocharging to attend upcoming 27th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology in Shangai, China. The World Congress, from 13-16, May 2013, is held once every three years and constitutes CIMAC’s major, most forward-looking, influential event. This year, the CIMAC World Congress is being hosted by CIMAC’s Chinese national member association, Chinese Society of Internal Combustion Engines (CSICE). China is the world’s fastest-growing producer of engines, and this year’s Congress is expected to shed new insights into Chinese engine development and its underlying drivers. This year, ABB Turbocharging will present its most cutting-edge…
Propulsion: CIMAC Congress Set for Kyoto
One of the world's premier technical events leading the discussion of combustion engine technology across the industrial board is the CIMAC World Congress, which is set to convene at its 24th event in Kyoto, Japan, from June 7 to 11. The CIMAC Congress - founded in 1951 and is the French acronym for International Council on Combustion Engines - takes place every 2 to 3 years, bringing together manufacturers of diesel engines, gas engines and gas turbines, users such as shipowners, utilities and rail operators, and suppliers, oil companies, classification societies and scientists from all over the world, to encourage the exchange of scientific and technical information and to promote a higher level of understanding among the combustion engine community.
Some 2000 exhibitors and more than 50,000 trade visitors are expected to attend the 24th shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology, international trade fair hamburg (SMM 2010), from 7 to 10 September 2010. This event will attract exhibitors from 50 nations, including the major yards from the leading shipbuilding nations, representatives of the marine equipment industry, and a whole range of small and medium-sized companies. More than 100 new exhibitors from all product areas have been accepted for SMM 2010. In the shipyard sector, for example, the Indian company Pipavav Shipyard Ltd. chose SMM 2010 for its first presentation on the international scene. It is India's largest shipyard, building freighters, offshore vessels and naval ships.
Emissions Regulations: 'It's Not Easy Being Green'
Nor is it getting any easier to understand when, how and why to comply. Whether your marine operation is a major corporation or a family “mom and pop” company, the type of fuel you now burn or for that matter what emanates from your stack each day after the burn has now become a major source of confusion. As Kermit the Frog once said, we will now know what its like to be green. Some believe the discussion is a new subject. It is not. Those of us that work the oceans, rivers and sounds for a living always had a concern of how much fuel we burn and what the quality of that fuel was.
Castrol Challenges Scavenge Drain Oil Analysis Methodology
Concerns over corrosive wear risk in cross-head engines led Castrol Marine to question the rigour of some widely used scavenge drain oil analysis (SDA ) techniques. Factors influencing scavenge drain oil characteristics include fuel sulphur level, cylinder oil BN level, system oil contamination and operating profile. Accuracy is critical in SDA interpretation, not least because it supports feed-rate assumptions that are critical to cylinder oil performance, Castrol said. “It is not possible to analyze results accurately without comprehensive knowledge of the fuel oil, the new and used system oil, feed rates and operational data collected from the engine at the time of sampling,” said Paul Harrold, Castrol Marine Technology Manager.
CIMAC Circle at Marintec Shanghai
CIMAC, the International Council for Combustion Engines took advantage of this year’ s major trade show in the large engine sector to stage the latest in its CIMAC Circle series of forums for information exchange. Chaired by CIMAC board member Yasuhiro Itoh, Managing Director, Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd., the Circle was entitled “Life-Cycle Costs - the Impact of Fuel and Emissions,” and with contributions from a full spectrum of stakeholders gave a timely and comprehensive snapshot of present and predicted costs of engine ownership in the light of tightening marine emissions legislation. Especially significant, the CIMAC Circle took place for the third time in China.
CIMAC Shanghai 2013
Ship owners and operators with a mind to hear all the latest on global emissions compliance, new fuels and developments in engine and turbocharger products have a golden opportunity to do just that in Spring 2013. From 13 to 16 May 2013 in Shanghai, China, experts across several industries from CIMAC's 28 member countries worldwide, including engine manufacturers, engine users, component suppliers, fuel and lubricant companies, research organizations, classification societies…
Cummins Great Lakes is Newest ALGAE-X Distributor
Algae-X International is pleased to announce its distribution agreement with Cummins Great Lakes Inc. Cummins Great Lakes Inc. is one of the largest Cummins Engine Distributors in the country with six distribution centers throughout the State of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. William Maynard, President and CEO of the DePere, WI based company plans to integrate ALGAE-XÒ Fuel Conditioners into the fuel systems for new engine packages, and retro fit the ALGAE-XÒ units into existing engine installations for Power Generation, Transportation, Mining, Construction, Marine, Agriculture, and other applications. Algae-X Technology improves and maintains the quality of diesel fuel, hydraulic oil and other distillate fuels preventing tank sludge and clogged filters.
Cummins Mid-South, Algae-X Sign Agreement
Algae-X International is pleased to announce its distribution agreement with Cummins Mid-South LLC. Cummins Mid-South is the Cummins Engine Distributor operating distribution centers throughout the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Western Tennessee. Calvin B. Klotz, vice president of the Marine Division plans to integrate Algae-X Fuel Conditioners into the fuel systems for new engine packages, and to retro-fit Algae-X units into existing engine installations for Marine, Power Generation, Transportation, Mining, Construction, Agriculture, and other applications. Algae-X Technology improves and maintains the quality of diesel fuel, hydraulic oil and other distillate fuels preventing tank sludge and clogged filters.
Q&A with Wärtsilä CTO Matti Kleimola
Prof. Matti Kleimola, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Wärtsilä Corporation, was recently elected as President of CIMAC. He is a member of Wärtsilä Board of Management, Technology and Environment, and Head of Corporate Technology, including R&D. MR took a few moments to discuss with him emerging trends in the marine propulsion market. Q What is your area of responsibility as the new president of CIMAC. A The aim of CIMAC is to promote exchange of technical and scientific knowledge, to improve understanding between manufacturers, users and suppliers, to promote the work and activities of national associations in the field of combustion engines technology (piston engines and gas turbines) in marine/ship propulsion, power generation, rail traction and industrial applications.
"Intelligent" Combustion Monitoring for 2-Stroke Diesels
Wärtsilä introduced its Intelligent Combustion Monitoring system for two-stroke diesel engines; a system designed to provide ship operators and owners with information that enables operators to optimize vessel engine performance, and to be aware of the condition of components in the combustion chamber. By operating at optimal firing pressures, fuel cost savings of up to two percent compared to deteriorated parameters can be achieved. Furthermore, the condition information ensures that maintenance is carried out at the right time. The Wärtsilä Intelligent Combustion Monitoring system provides a means for measuring the pressures in each cylinder during the entire combustion process, continuously, in parallel, and under all load conditions.
Automatic Camera for Monitoring Vessel Engine Developed
NYK and the Monohakobi Technology Institute have jointly developed “Kirari NINJA” (patent pending), a device that can automatically photograph the interior of a vessel engine’s combustion chamber. Currently, in order to inspect a combustion chamber, crew has to enter the inside of the engine after having stopped the engine. Because it is dark inside, it is hard to see in detail, so the crew is required to work long and hard there in high temperatures. This device, jointly manufactured with Daito Electron Co. Ltd., is composed of a panoramic camera and lighting.
Wärtsilä: Smokeless by Common Rail
There are two main ingredients to common rail fuel injection, one being the freedom to choose injection pressure and timing totally independently of the engine load. The other is computerized control, which makes it possible to consider several engine parameters and optimize the injection and combustion in each load situation. The Wärtsilä Common Rail development was kicked off for both medium-speed engines and low-speed engines at a seminar in June 1997. This year both medium-speed engines and low-speed engines will enter commercial service. The Wärtsilä Common Rail concept for four-stroke engines comprises: Camshaft driven high-pressure pumps…
Maldives Denies Ties to North Korean Oil Smuggling
Maldives on Wednesday denied a Japanese foreign ministry statement that said a Maldives-flagged vessel was used to illegally transfer goods from a North Korean-flagged tanker in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The Japanese statement said the "Chon Ma San", designated by the United States as a sanctions target, was spotted by a surveillance plane with the Maldivian-flagged tanker "Xin Yuan 18" some 250 km (160 miles) east of Shanghai on Saturday. It said "Japan strongly suspects that the vessels conducted ship-to-ship transfers" banned by U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Is Internal Combustion Engine Methane Slip Harmful to the Environment?
Tighter regulations on exhaust emissions are prompting rapid change within the global shipping industry. Orders for scrubber systems have soared higher than before, suppliers of emissions monitoring software are rapidly taking increasing orders, and the market for natural gas-powered engines continues to break new ground. Choosing the most cost-effective way to reduce exhaust emissions is vital for the industry. Regulations for Emissions Control Areas (ECAs) are now enforced across many countries and there are further designation zones under discussion.
First Torsional Vibration Symposium: May 21-23, 2014
Filling a perceived gap in the global calendar of technical gatherings in the power transmission sector, the first Torsional Vibration Symposium will be held from May 21-23, 2014 in Salzburg, Austria. The goal of the Symposium is to stage a unique event for experts involved with the subject matter from all over the world and from any affected branch of industry. The event is organized by the newly formed Vibration Association located in Salzburg and an Advisory Board of international experts.
Augsburg Marine Engines Delivered to Spain and China
MAN B&W Diesel Group has revised their 32/40 engine series based on a number of innovations, the engine’s soot concentration was reduced under the visibility limit almost over the whole load range. At the same time, the fuel consumption sank. The company has now received two orders for the delivery of six 32/40 engines in total. Two 9L32/40 large-bore Diesel engines with an output of just under 5900 HP each will, by the end of the year, be built for the German shipping company Bockstiegel, Emden, delivered to China and installed in two new 502-TEU container vessels in the Jingling shipyard, Nanjing. In spring 2003, MAN B&W Diesel will deliver the engine components for four 7L32/40 (approx. 4600 HP) to the Spanish licensee IZAR in Cartagena.
E Instruments International Intorduces the E8500 Combustion Analyzer
The NEW E8500 combustion analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications.
New MTU Engines Make Their Debut
At the international maritime exhibition Nor-Shipping in Oslo from May 30 to June 2 2017, MTU, part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, presented its propulsion and systems portfolio, primarily for offshore supply vessels, workboats and ferries. This included Series 2000, 4000 and 8000 propulsion engines in an output range from 400 to 10,000 kW, hybrid propulsion solutions and diesel electric propulsion systems and diesel gensets for the supply of on-board power. Rolls-Royce showcased MTU’s Series 4000 diesel engine meeting IMO III and EPA Tier 4 emission regulations.
MOL Adopts 'Common Rail Fuel Injection' System
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its group company, Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai, Ltd. will use a main engine equipped with the MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (MDT)-developed “common rail fuel injection system” on a newbuilding vessel. Shop test of the main engine was completed on January 29 and the vessel is slated for launching in 2018. After launched, Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai, MDT and Makita Corporation(President: Yu Makita; headquarters: Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa Prefecture)will continue testing the system with support from MOL while the vessel is in service.
Caterpillar Introduces Compact Marine Propulsion Engines
Caterpillar Inc. has launched its new 3034 DIT, 3034 DINA, 3054 DIT and 3054B DINA marine propulsion engines. The 3034, 3054 and 3054B engines are designed to offer outstanding reliability and durability in a very compact package size. Expanding upon the Cat 3000 line of engines introduced in 2000, these versatile, powerful engines can be applied in single or twin-engine workboat, fish boat, passenger ferry, patrol craft, sailboat or pleasure craft applications. Caterpillar initially offered the 3056 propulsion engine as the first in a new line of compact, fuel-efficient marine propulsion engines based on an environmentally friendly, in-line six-cylinder, four-stroke cycle diesel design.
Halyard to Install Exhaust Silencers for Alicat Wind Farm Vessels
As the 2013 Seawork International Show approaches, U.K.-based marine exhaust specialist, Halyard, announced thatit has been selected by Great Yarmouth based boat builder Alicat Workboats to ensure its new four WFSV (Wind Farm Support Vessels) remain quiet on the water and to provide increased comfort for those on board. Alicat Workboats commissioned Halyard to design, build and install a full exhaust silencer system for all four of its new state-of-the-art Offshore Wind Farm Service Vessels. Alicat Workboats is constructing the four vessels (1x12m, 2x19m and 1x19m) for U.K.