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Monday, April 23, 2018

Metal Hose Assemblies News

MN100: Jagco Industries

(Photo: Jagco Industries)

Jagco Industries is a manufacturer of Flexible metal hose assemblies for automotive, Inland Marine, industrial, trucking & Rail. It also manufactures “UNI-FLEX” exhaust couplers for cars & trucks. More familiar to workboat clients, the firm also manufactures Expansion Joints, Pump Connectors, and Exhaust Assemblies for Marine, Industrial & Rail. Jagco produced the first USA Made aftermarket flexible exhaust coupler for cars & trucks. Their equipment is sold through a network of warehouse distributors across the nation.

Hose Master Receives ABS Approval for Marine Applications

Hose Master, industrial manufacturer of metal hose and expansion joints, received American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Product Type Approval across its major braided metal hose product lines. This certification recognizes Hose Master as having the ability to fabricate hose assemblies with numerous fitting combinations to ABS standards for a wide range of marine and offshore applications. ABS has audited and certified Hose Master’s fabricating facilities to produce metal hose assemblies of the highest quality and safety, fabricated by over 50 ASME Section IX certified welders.

Oil Recovered from Sunken Ship Thorco Cloud

Thorco Cloud - preparing a Moskito for deployment Photo Miko Marine

More than 440 tons of heavy fuel oil was extracted from the tanks of the sunken general cargo vessel Thorco Cloud. The wreck lies in two sections 1,730 meters apart and 70 meters down in the middle of the eastbound traffic lane of the Singapore Strait following a collision in December 2015. The heavy oil in the fuel tanks and in trapped compartments was seen as a major pollution hazard. Both the bow and stern sections contained fuel tanks that required emptying, so the Thorco Cloud’s owner…

New Tube and Pipe Weld Purge Systems

Photo: HFT

Having been manufacturing Tube and Pipe Weld Purging Systems since 1975 Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) said it has evolved the science of Weld Purging to new levels. Along with other recently announced scientific developments in its Weld Purge Monitor series, the Company has now reached the Fifth version of its Tube and Pipe Weld Purge System designs by launching the new PurgElite range of Tube and Pipe Weld Purging systems for diameters from 1” to 24” diameter inclusive.

Vosta LMG Successfully Tests Dredging Connection

A new “quick connect dredge hose coupling” designed by Vosta LMG has been successfully tested in the United States in a joint effort with a USA customer. The new coupling was developed to enhance safety and to make the assembly and disassembly procedures for floating dredge hoses easier and faster, which is traditionally slow and labor intensive due to the use of bolted flange connections. The reduction in down time caused by speeding up the process can be a major cost saving in dredging operations.

US-built Patrol Boats Delivered to Vietnam

(Photo: Metal Shark)

Six newly built military patrol boats constructed by Louisiana based shipbuilder Metal Shark have been delivered to the Vietnam Coast Guard. The new deliveries follow an initial round of six Metal Shark 45-foot Defiant-class patrol boats delivered to the Vietnam Coast Guard in the province of Quang Nam in May of 2017. The delivery follows back-to-back U.S. presidential visits to Vietnam from President Obama in 2016 and President Trump in 2017, a visit by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in January 2018, and a visit by the U.S.

Hydrasun Secures Shell Integrity Management Contract

Hydrasun, a provider of integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions to the global energy market, has secured a five-year contract with two, one year extension options,  for the continued supply of Flexible Hose Assembly (FHA) and Small Bore Tubing (SBT) integrity management services together with product supply, to  Shell U.K. Ltd. This new award signifies Hydrasun’s commitment to long-term customer relationships, as it extends the company’s track record, since 2007, of supporting Shell with the provision of these services under the terms of a formal contract. The scope of work, covering all Shell U.K. assets offshore and onshore, includes the provision of hose management services, technical support, inspections and supply and installation of FHA’s.

Parker Hannifin Launches Rapid Service Unit

Motion and control technologies company Parker Hannifin announced the introduction of its new rapid service unit as a part of the existing custom manufacturing operation. According to the company, the rapid service unit can turn certain orders for critical fittings, hose-tube combinations and other custom pieces in the same day they are received. Parker’s custom manufacturing operation was created to provide customers with a source for critical pieces, custom prototypes or uncommon sized parts in one-piece or short-run productions. Parker’s custom manufacturing operation specializes in making custom and non-standard parts in uncommon sizes…

E Instruments International Introduces E4400

E4400 Hand-Held Combustion Gas & Emissions Analyzer

The NEW E4400 is a portable flue gas analyzer designed for emissions monitoring and maintenance & tuning of combustion processes. Its rugged design and “true NOx” capability makes the E4400 the ideal industrial analyzer for boiler, engine, furnace, and other combustion applications.

Metal Shark Hires Wegener as Sales Director

Carl Wegener (Photo courtesy of Metal Shark)

Louisiana-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark Aluminum Boats has hired Carl Wegener as its Director of Commercial Sales, the company announced today. Wegener brings a diversified background in engineering, strategic planning, and business development, with over 25 years of experience in the boat and shipbuilding industry. At Metal Shark, he will utilize this background and his extensive list of industry contacts to develop the company’s relationships with operators in the passenger ferry, fast crew, utility, entertainment and pilot boat markets.

New Hand-Held Industrial Combustion Analyzer

The NEW E1100 Hand-Held Combustion Analyzer is a rugged unit for boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. Pre-calibrated and field replaceable sensors allow for easy diagnostics and replacements to reduce “down-time” and costly repair charges.

New Hand-Held Industrial Combination Gas Analyzer on the Market

E1100 Combustion Gas Analyzer

The NEW E1100 Hand-Held Combustion Analyzer is a rugged unit for boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. and costly repair charges.

Handheld Combustion Gas Analyzer

E1100 Hand-Held Combustion Analyzer.

The new E1100 Handheld Combustion Analyzer is a rugged unit for boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace and other combustion applications. Precalibrated and field replaceable sensors allow for easy diagnostics and replacements to reduce downtime and costly repair charges.

Metal Shark Puts First Two Citywide Ferries on the Water

(Photo: Tony Broussard – Berard Transportation)

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark said it has put the first two passenger vessels for New York's new Citywide Ferry Service on the water, having splashed the new builds at its Franklin, La. shipyard late last week. At 7:30 a.m. on February 24, operators from Berard Transportation began the process of moving the first of two 86' x 26' catamaran-hulled aluminum passenger vessels from Metal Shark's final assembly building to the waiting cranes from H. Brown Crane Service, which hoisted the vessel and placed it into the adjacent Charenton Canal.

Weldcraft Introduces Water-Cooled TIG Torch

The WP-280 TIG torch. (Photo: Weldcraft)

Weldcraft has a new option to help meet the needs of demanding water-cooled TIG welding applications. The new WP-280 water-cooled TIG torch has been designed with the company’s exclusive Super Cool™ Technology to provide consistent and dependable cooling performance. This technology consists of a design which improves the torch’s efficiency, resulting in less downtime due to overheating and a longer lasting torch. The WP-280 TIG torch body also includes an anti-rotation feature to prevent handle movement during welding and improve operator control.

Metal Shark to Expand its Franklin Shipyard

Photo: Metal Shark

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced an expansion project now underway at its waterfront shipbuilding complex in Franklin, La. To accommodate increased production needs, Metal Shark is erecting a fully-enclosed 200’ x 80’ large vessel assembly building to enable weather-independent construction of vessels up to 180’ in length. In addition, a new standalone office building will provide over 4,000 square foot of space for the yard’s executive, engineering, project management and administrative personnel.

Viega Debuts ProPress Zero Lead Ball Valves

Photo: Viega

Viega has introduced its line of Viega ProPress Zero Lead Ball Valve press x hose thread for copper fittings. The bronze ball valves are full port and designed for potable water applications. The ball valves are available in 1/2" and 3/4" press sizes and 3/4" hose sizes. Other features include a lockable metal handle, stainless steel ball and EPDM sealing element. The Viega ProPress for copper system is available in more than 600 fitting configurations, in sizes ranging from 1/2" to 4".

PTS Pro Offers Advanced Maintenance Planning

Photo: Parker Hannifin

PTS Pro enables users to target unplanned downtime with advanced maintenance planning. PTS Pro, the latest addition to the Parker Tracking System (PTS) suite of products, gives subscribers a proactive tool against unplanned downtime, while maximizing uptime and profitability. Developed by Parker Hannifin, a company in motion and control technologies, “The new PTS Pro features powerful asset tracking and maintenance tools that extend the capabilities of the original PTS application,” said Technology Manager, Bill Sayavich.

Electric Motors for Marine Applications

A waterproof motor with stainless steel exterior (Photo: Empire Magnetics)

Empire Magnetics President Richard Halstead discusses the critical considerations necessary for engines operating in Arctic waters. A large number of vessels sail in more than one ocean, from warmer seas to arctic waters, so motors for marine applications must be versatile enough to operate in a variety of conditions. While the greater majority of my experience involves building motors for use in fin controls on mini submarines, robot arms on deep sea remotely operated vehicles (ROVs)…

Russian Shipyard Cuts First Metal for Mistral-class Warship

Mistral-class Ship: Photo credit Wikimedia CCL

Baltic Shipyard cuts metal for the hull of  first Mistral-class amphibious assault ship for construction in France. Russia and France signed a US$1.2-billion contract on two French-built Mistral class ships, including the transfer of sensitive technology, in June 2011. Under the contract, STX France will carry out the final assembly of the hulls from 24 blocks produced in Russia. STX France handed over in July the first batch of technical documentation on the Mistral project to Russian subcontractor Admiralty Shipyards.

Metal Shark Wins USN PB(X) Contract

In order to fully optimize the hull and propose a more mature design, Metal Shark built a PBX running prototype hull, designated PB(X)-P1, which was extensively tested in a wide range of operating conditions. (Photo: Metal Shark)

Metal Shark won the contract to produce the U.S. Navy’s next-generation patrol boat, the PB(X), the replacement for the fleet of force protection boats currently in use with Navy Expeditionary Combad Command’s Coastal Riverine Forces (CRF). Subject to annual appropriations, the Navy intends to replace approximately 100 to 160 of its existing 25-ft. and 34-ft. CRF patrol boats with the larger and more modern PB(X) platform over the next 15 years. The Navy has placed an initial, immediate order for eleven of the new vessels.

Hot Water Diesel Pressure Washer from Water Cannon

Water Cannon's washer provides superior surface preparation for commercial marine applications. Customizable with PSI ratings to 4,000 and power to 8.0 GPM, Water Cannon’s hot water diesel powered pressure washer is designed for commercial marine applications such as surface preparation, barnacle removal and corrosion control. Self-contained with dual 15-gallon poly-diesel fuel tanks and a 12-volt battery in a marine duty battery box, this washer needs no external power. A Kohler engine powers this washer, which can be customized with a pump from Cat Pumps, General Pump or Annovi Reverberi.

Shark Marine Technologies to Distribute for SEA CON

Photo: Shark Marine

Shark Marine Technologies Inc. said they have formalized an agreement with SEA CON to distribute a complete line of underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors. The relationship with SEA CON allows them to stock and distribute SEA CON connectors across Canada, excluding British Columbia. Included in this line are the optical and electrical bulkhead and in-line connectors in dry-mate, wet-mate and underwater mateable configurations, together with cable and hose assemblies, penetrators and switches.

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