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New Data Sheet Analyzing
Available From Howe-Baker
An aid in determining possible fuel cost savings derived from burner upgrading is now available from Howe-Baker Engineers, Inc.
The data sheet, consisting of four different graphs depicting natural gas, propane, No. 2 (diesel) oil, and No. 6 oil, is a valuable guide for virtually every operating, power, plant, chemical, and me- chanical engineer interested in combustion efficiency as a function of excess oxygen in the flue gas and flue gas temperature.
Data is based on typical antici- pated efficiency of a retrofitted
Econoflex burner—a dual-phase, multi-port type that permits com- bustion at high efficiency at low excess air. The Econoflex burner, with its relatively short flame length and soot-free burn, permits retrofitting existing boilers and heaters without the possibility of flames impinging on tubes or de- positing soot and reducing heat transfer. In addition, the new
Econoflex burner sharply reduces the need for tube replacement, as heat is transferred mostly by ra- diation thereby extending tube life.
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Access Equipment Ordered
For Blue Star Reefers
The four refrigerated cargo ships ordered from the Belfast shipyard
Harland & Wolff by British reefer specialist Blue Star Line are to be fitted with MacGregor-Navire (MGN) cargo access equipment.
Confirmation that the Northern
Irish yard had, as long expected, secured the Blue Star order came early in August and gave the green light for MGN to proceed with all speed on production of the extensive shipsets of hatch covers— the design of which had, in antici- pation, already been accepted by the yard.
Intended for worldwide trading, a principal influence on the final design stemmed from the owner's stipulation that the ships be self- sustaining and able to operate in any port wherever situated, whether or not equipped with modern shoreside facilities for handling reefer cargoes, particu- larly bananas.
Thus, besides the now almost mandatory provision that a new ship be designed for maximum op- erational economy in respect of fuel consumption and manning re- quirements (and in a reefer, use the minimum of power for refrig- eration), the design of these four- hold, 463,000-cubic-foot vessels also incorporates cargo-handling and access equipment enabling a de- gree of flexibility that, together with other innovatory features, puts them in the forefront of reef- ership technical development.
MacGregor-Navire is to supply a total of 14 hatch covers plus eight side shell doors per ship. The weather deck and 'tweendecks Nos. 2 and 3 have four hatches on each, with deck No. 4 in holds 2 and 3 having two only. The weatherdeck covers and those on deck 3 incor- porate provision for thermal insulation.
Chosen for all hatches are cov- ers of the folding type. Those on the weather deck are actuated by external cylinders with the inno- vative "rack-back" (i.e., slotted) hinge—a feature that enables fully automatic cleating at all points around the perimeter and at the cross joints. Each cover, compris- ing four panels, operates and stows in single pairs. They are designed to permit stowage on top of a sin- gle tier of 20-foot/20-ton containers.
Though also hydraulically oper- ated, the 'tween deck covers em- ploy a different system of actua- tion—a combination of cylinders and link mechanisms deriving their power from mini-packs located within the panels.
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