The two major factors influencing diesel engine design and development continue to be the soaring fuel costs and deterioration in the quality of marine fuels. While most diesel designers are working to modify existing models to achieve lower specific fuel consumption,
North American Shipyard, Larose, La., recently delivered the converted research vessel Edwin Link to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) of Fort Pierce, Fla. Extensive modifications were required to convert a supply vessel to a submersible support ship up to HBOI's standards.
A Preview Of The Latest Offerings Designed To Help Operators Reduce Costs As in other areas, the computer is revolutionizing the maritime industry. Numerous new packages of hardware and software have become available for marine applications during the past year.
Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines High fuel costs and lower grades of marine fuel continue to dominate the thinking of diesel engine manufacturers as well as vessel owners and designers. Engine designs reflect these concerns as
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
A total of 31 United States m a r i t i m e i n d u s t r y operations were cited recently for outstanding achievements in safety, including one that has functioned for more than seven years without an accident resulting in lost time among crew personnel of the vessel.
Herman J. Molzahn Vice President, Operations The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) is the national trade association for the small and medium-sized commercial shipbuilding industry. These yards build and repair the barges, tugboats,
—Data Available Koch-Ellis Barge and Ship Service has been pioneering a new program of aerobic digesting systems for on-sight treatment of wash water. Koch-Ellis has worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency to help set industry waste disposal standards.
A conscious decision to expand the activities of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference was made by the conference members on March 10, 1989, so that our nation's small and medium-sized shipyards could strengthen their voice in Washington.
Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.