Navy League Cites NY Council for Excellence
The Navy League of the United States announced the winners of its Council awards for their outstanding activities and operations in 2001. Awards were presented by National President Timothy O. Fanning at the organization’s National Centennial Convention being held in New York City at the Marriott Marquis, June 28-July2. Eleven councils were designated “Outstanding Councils” for their extraordinary activities and operations in 2001. Ten Councils earned citations as “Meritorious Councils” and five councils were accorded “Honorable Mention” status. President Timothy O. Fanning said that judging for top council awards “was, as always, a formidable challenge this year. It is difficult to select the very best of the best.
Navy League President Supports Legislation
In a letter to Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis, Navy League National President Timothy O. Fanning, expressed his strong support and appreciation for the legislation that she introduced to increase shipbuilding construction. The legislation entitled National Naval Force Structure Policy Act (H.R. 5196) states that it should be the "policy of the United States to rebuild, as soon as possible, the size of the fleet of the U.S. Fanning points out that the Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark is also calling for a minimum of 375 ships to meet America's naval commitments. However, the current build rate will result in a fleet considerably below 300 ships, posing a national security concern.
Kresa Recieves Top Navy League Honor
Kent Kresa, Northrop Grumman Corporation's chairman of the board and CEO, is the recipient of the 2002 Navy League of the United States' Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award. This award was presented at the organization's Sea-Air-Space Exposition Banquet March 27 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. Kresa, well known in the defense industry, received the Nimitz Award for his exceptional contribution to maintaining the United States' maritime strength. Kresa's career at Northrop Grumman began in 1975 as vice president and manager of the company's Research and Technology Center, developing new proprietary processes and products for the company.
Navy League to Celebrate Centennial in NY
Over 600 Navy Leaguers from around the world will be in New York June 28 to July 2 attending the national convention and celebrating the Centennial of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS). The Navy League is proud of its 100-year patriotic legacy of supporting the sea services—the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and U.S. -flag Merchant Marine. The Navy League was launched in 1902, with the enthusiastic support and personal funding of President Theodore Roosevelt. As a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Roosevelt contributed part of his Peace honorarium to build a legacy for sea power.
Hartzell Debuts New Fan Selection Software
Hartzell Air Movement launched a new fan selection software called Hartzell-FLOW. The new software allows engineers and customers to make their own fan selections, generate fan curves and also view and download 2D drawings and 3D fan models. The program contains information on thousands of different industrial fans for a variety of markets including water and wastewater, marine, power generation and heavy industry. Tom Gustafson, Chief Technology Officer of Hartzell Air Movement describes, “The program will allow customers to quickly and easily find the fan that fits their specific needs and applications. In the end, this will speed…
Hartzell Offers Marine Duty Fans and Blowers
Hartzell Fan offers both axial and centrifugal type marine duty fans that are constructed to meet or exceed U. S. Coast Guard and U. S. Maritime Administration standards. The standard paint finish is a marine duty inorganic zinc coating and motors are totally enclosed marine duty, certified IEEE45, USCG approved, 50 degree ambient below deck type as standard. In addition, Hartzell recently received ABS Product Design Assessment Certificates on its marine duty type fans.
Delta "T" Debuts Variable Speed DCTV
Delta "T" Systems introduces the new DCTV variable speed DC engine room ventilation control system. This fan control system is the next successor of Delta "T" Systems' DCT2 controller and is the most robust, yet technologically advanced DC fan control system on the market, the manufacturer claims. The new DCTV controller is a dual-mode system that can be operated in manual mode or set to automatic mode for worry-free engine room ventilation. In the automatic mode, the DCTV controller…
US Coal Exports Bound for Japan's New Power Plants
U.S. miner Cloud Peak Energy said on Tuesday it will export coal from a Montana mine for 30 to 40 months to two new power plants in Japan with shipments that could start late next year. The coal from Montana's Spring Creek Mine will be carried by rail to Vancouver and then sent by ship for delivery to two 540-megawatt coal gasification plants in Fukushima Prefecture, Cloud Peak said. JERA Trading Pte Ltd, a trading company based in Singapore, will buy the coal from Cloud Peak. Sales of the coal are expected to reach 1 million metric tonnes in the final contract year, Cloud Peak said.
Fanning Joins Tidewater
Tidewater Inc. announced that Quinn P. Fanning has joined Tidewater as Executive Vice President. Mr. Fanning will report to Chairman, President and CEO Dean Taylor and is expected to assume the duties of Chief Financial Officer of Tidewater upon the retirement of J. Keith Lousteau, which as previously announced, is anticipated on September 30, 2008. Fanning joins Tidewater following more than 20 years within the financial services industry. Most recently, Fanning was a Managing Director with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., which he joined in 1996. In his 12-year investment banking career, he primarily focused on the energy industry, particularly the oilfield services and midstream/pipeline sectors.
Schaefer Ventilation Acquires America
Schaefer Ventilation Equipment of Sauk Rapids, MN announces the acquisition of the assets of the industrial fan business of Americ Corporation, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and effective April 4, 2012. Schaefer Ventilation designs, manufactures and markets fans and other ventilation equipment to agricultural, industrial, commercial and rental customers in the US and abroad. Americ Corporation has been manufacturing and marketing a leading line of confined space ventilation fans and accessories to industrial and equipment rental markets in the US and abroad for over two decades. Schaefer has acquired the Americ brand, product designs…
Holland America Line’s Will Award 'Lucky Fan' 7-Day Cruise
Holland America Line has launched a “Perfect Day Cruise Sweepstakes” on Facebook that will award one lucky fan a seven-day cruise for two in a verandah stateroom to Europe, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Mexico or Alaska. The sweepstakes runs through June 24, 2014, and the winner will be selected in a random drawing in early July. To enter the contest, new visitors to Holland America Line’s Facebook page must “like” the company. Holland America Line fans click on the “Perfect Day Cruise Sweepstakes” tab and complete the simple entry form.
Dometic Marine Partners with Livos
Dometic to offer Livos machinery ventilation equipment to its yacht and workboat customers, providing them with a single source for their air conditioning and ventilation needs. Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the RV, Marine and CPV (Commercial and Passenger Vehicle) markets, today announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Livos Technologies Inc., a provider of engine room ventilation equipment and systems for the commercial and pleasure boat markets. Under the agreement, Dometic will become a reseller of Livos Technologies’ axial fans, centrifugal blowers, smoke and fire dampers, mist-eliminating grilles, and electronic fan controls.
Dometic Acquires Livos Technologies
Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the RV, Marine and CPV (Commercial and Passenger Vehicle) markets, today announced that it has acquired Livos Technologies Inc., a provider of engine room ventilation equipment and systems for the commercial and pleasure boat markets. The acquisition will broaden Dometic’s offering to our global client base with new Marine applications such as axial fans, centrifugal blowers, smoke and fire dampers, mist-eliminating grilles and electronic fan controls. This acquisition will create a larger product portfolio by now also offering engine room ventilation equipment. Customers will benefit from having a single point of contact for their entire HVAC systems, simplifying design, service and maintenance.
Dometic Debuts Engineering Team for Ship-wide Ventilation
Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, has unveiled its new, dedicated team of ship-wide ventilation experts, who specialize in providing customized design, engineering support and consultation services to the global marine industry. Led by Dometic application engineers Neil Norton and Nelson Frolund, the Dometic Marine ship-wide ventilation team will focus exclusively on designing and implementing installation of smoke and fire dampers, axial fans and blowers, mist eliminators and accessories for boat builders, integrators and owners.
Containerized Fan Room Cuts Required Yard Time
In the offshore industry, time is always of the essence. Vessel owners make it a priority to keep the necessary yard visits as short as possible. To contribute to this short time priority, Heinen & Hopman has developed a containerized fan room that can be completely prefabricated and tested before delivery to the vessel. Due to this design, installation time onboard can be shortened tremendously. A modified cargo or offshore certified container is used as the base for this fan room. The size of this container may vary from 10 feet up to 40 feet in high cube execution.
Navy League Expresses Concern about Shipbuilding
The Navy League of the United States is concerned about new shipbuilding construction proposed in the FY 2003 DOD Budget. The Navy League appreciates that there are though choices involved in the budget and supports the Navy’s decisions to recapitalize its force by funding operations and management and other critical areas. However, only half the ships the Navy needs are slated for construction. The Navy League and other national security organizations have been advocating a shipbuilding rate of at least 10 to 12 ships per year. The funding of 5 ships is not only inconsistent with what the Navy has said is necessary to maintain a 300…
Axial Fans Improve Engine Performance
By installing axial fans from Delta T Systems, owners can ventilate an engine room with a steady supply of air. The Delta T axial fans mount in the vent system that connects the engine room to outside air. It provides high airflow rates and low sound pressure levels. Manufactured for marine environments, it has a lightweight, flanged housing, as well as patented hubs and airfoil blades. The fans range in size from nine in. models that move 490 cu. ft. of air per minute to 36 in. units that move more than 45,000 cu. ft. per minute. The fan motors are available for single- or three-phase AC power at 50 to 60 Hx, and for 12- or 24- volt DC power.
Cairn's JV Discovers Oil Offshore Senegal
Cairn together with its joint venture partners have announced that the FAN-1 exploration well, offshore Senegal, has discovered oil. The well, located in 1,427 metres (m) water depth and approximately 100 kilometres offshore in the Sangomar Deep block, has reached a Target Depth (TD) of 4,927 m and was targeting multiple stacked deepwater fans. As stated prior to the commencement of operations there are no plans for immediate well testing. Further evaluation will now be required…
Derya, Zois Distributors of Caframo Marine
Caframo of Ontario, Canada, a manufacturer of marine fans, cabin heaters and accessories since 1955, has appointed Derya Marine and Zois Efstathiou S.A. as distributors to boat builders and marine dealers in Turkey and Greece, respectively. Caframo 12 and 24-volt fans are designed, built and tested for marine use. Many models feature a patented "Finger-Safe Blade" which does not require a protective grill and has a shock-absorbing leading edge that flexes when it is stopped. These blades also push more air quietly about the cabin. (www.caframo.com/marine)
Equipment Donation Solve Hospital Ship’s Heat Problem
When Mercy Ships decided to increase the airflow in the CAT scanner room on board its hospital ship, Africa Mercy, the international charity turned to Elta Fans’ Applied Technology division for help. The Africa Mercy operates in hot and humid climates in Africa making it challenging to keep the medical spaces cool, this is particularly difficult in the CAT scanner room. Adding to this problem, in 2013 Mercy Ships installed a new CT scanner which produces a lot more heat than the older model. To adequately remove the heat buildup and bring in cooled air, a more powerful fan was required.
Famous 16-Foot Great White Shark Gone Missing
Mary Lee, the 16-foot Great White Shark that has had Twitter in a frenzy the past few weeks, has gone missing – electronically speaking. According to Ocearch, a conservation group set out to track and collect date from tiger and great white sharks, said her transmitter hasn’t had a “ping” since June 17, and no one has seen or heard from her since. Fans on twitter have been speculating her death, but never fear, it is more likely her tracker has lost battery power. Mary Lee was named after Ocearch expedition leader Chris Fischer’s mother.
New Compact AC drive
The AC drive manufacturer Vacon launched a new compact, efficient Vacon NXL. The standard unit fulfills the EMC requirements of industrial, public and residential environments. It can be installed on the wall without additional cabinets as the RFI filter and AC choke are integrated in the well-protected mechanics, IP21 or IP54. Available up to 30 kW in 400 V, the new Vacon NXL drive is a choice for all open-loop applications including conveyors, mixers, fans, pumps or packaging machines. requirements, from simple fan control to versatile machine control including PLC functions. "The new Vacon NXL is extremely easy to install and use. The credit-card-sized instruction guide is readily available in each unit," says Mr Heikki Hiltunen, Executive Vice President, Vacon Group.
First Multi-stream DuPont Scrubbers Installed
DuPont, through its subsidiary Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO), is installing the first of its proprietary in-line, multi-engine marine scrubbers serving three auxiliary engines on two newbuild bulk carriers. DuPont has submitted a patent application for this scrubber inlet configuration which connects multiple exhaust sources at the bottom of a single in-line scrubber tower with minimal space requirements. This proprietary design minimizes turbulence and back-pressure of entering exhaust, allowing multiple exhaust streams to take advantage of a single slim in-line scrubber tower without the need for large-footprint fans or venturis. “The DuPont Marine Scrubber design has always been in-line, and now we extend our low back-pressure, no-fans philosophy to the multi-stream design.