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66 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News ? MAY 2013 NEWSPRODUCTSNaval Sea Systems Command completed a ß eet-wide fastener study, identifying and recommending the removal of thousands of fasteners from the Navy supply system. The 16-week supply system review identi- Þ ed 108,000 dormant fasteners-fasteners with no contract, requisition or maintenance history in the past Þ ve years-and 3,200 duplicate fasteners where two or more identical fasteners had different stock numbers. The NAVSEA Commonality Project management team led the study, collabo- rating with in-service engineering agents, technical warrant holders, pro-gram ofÞ ces, shipyards, shipbuilders, the Defense Logistics Agency and original equipment manufacturers. The Defense Logistics Agency documents the cost per year to maintain a stock number between $200 and $500 each, according to the Tessa Kashuba, a member of the Commonality Project management team. ?The savings may seem small, but when taken in context of number of dormant and duplicate [stock numbers], the cost escalates rapidly,? said Kashuba. Another focus of the study was to work with shipbuilders and shipyards to familiarize them with NAVSEA?s Virtual Shelf. Virtual Shelf is an electronic repository of standard architectures, design guidelines, speci-Þ cations and parts lists for ship systems. According to Fredrick Kachele, Metallurgy and Fasteners Branch subject matter expert, shipyards ma- chine their own fasteners, or do a local small-quantity purchase, when they cannot Þ nd a [stock number] for the fastener they need. Both options are very expensive, but NAVSEA?s Virtual Shelf can help users Þ nd re- quired, qualiÞ ed equipment at lowest total ownership cost. By Joseph Battista, NSWCCD-SSES Public Affairs Fastener Commonality Deep Dive Yields Navy Supply System EfÞ cienciesThe eLPP LamorÕs New Power Pack Lamor Corporation launched its next generation smart eco Lamor Power Pack (eLPP 55-80). The eLPP is one unit with multiple functions to operate several oil spill response units: skimmers, pumps and boom reels simultaneously, as well as other hydraulically driven equipment with green technology. Lamor eLPP series has direct intelligent communications between the diesel en-gine and hydraulic system synchroniz-ing all functions and reducing emissions utilizing the Lamor Monitoring Control System (LMC). The remote monitor- ing function provides instant feedback, alerts, service updates and diagnostics. The global positioning system (GPS) coupled with the animated display has automatic reporting features such as lo-cation, data log and service intervals to a remote command center. eLPP has a 55-80 kW capacity and is a robust and user-friendly unit with fewer emissions and reduced noise levels. The new tech- nology features preadjusted hydraulic ß ow and pressure for Lamor pumps and skimmers and customized adjustable hydraulic ß ow and pressure for other equipment. The eLPP has automatic sleep and idle Transas Update FleetView Online Transas Marine released a new ver- sion of its FleetView Online web-based SSAS-tracking service with improved user interface, object overlay and chart navigation controls. Object overlay on the charts have been updated to enhance visual appearance and improve user experience at lower scales. Previous toolbars have been removed and navi-gation controls added to the chart dis-play to improve viewing ability. A new map slider bar has been added allow-ing scaling through the charts in three ways: zoom slider, mouse wheel scroll or manual selection from lower task bar. Vessel information panel on the left of the display can be hidden, providing a full screen chart display for presentation views. Layer options for show graticule and show gauge chart settings have also been implemented. Newly-developed vessel on map functionality allows in-clusion of a small PNG image showing vessels location in Positon reports and SSAS alerts email and track history for the previous week. In addition, object clustering in the AIS data has been add- ed to improve display at larger scales. BMT Strain Measurement Awarded Patent BMT Scienti Þ c Marine Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has been granted a patent for its strain measurement system and attach-ment scheme that can be integrated into the insulation layer on ultra-deep water Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs). The pat- ent recognizes the device and method, invented by BMT?s riser engineers, that monitors strain on steel pipes with re-duced or eliminated disruption of the in-sulation layer that covers the pipe. The attachment scheme is less intrusive than previous strain monitoring solutions. This technology was Þ rst deployed off- shore in Nigeria to monitor bending strain and fatigue on production gas export risers in the Touch Down Zone (TDZ). BMT will soon utilize this tech- nology for two additional projects in One Stop Solution for Marine-Urea EcoAdBlue distributes Urea throughout the world from nine of our strategically placed production sites allowing the company to offer international cover- age, supplying businesses for an array of various vehicles; from tractors and lorries to large-scale marine vessels. It offers competitive rates and bespoke solutions to meet each of its custom-ers? individual requirements and is able to do so largely due to its relationship with/parent company major logistics Þ rm, Streamline Shipping Group Ltd. Streamline manage all of EcoAdBlue?s logistics, offering not only international coverage, but also second-to-none re-liability for our customers. [Director] Justin Roberts said, ?This partnership allows us great manageability and free-dom. Working closely with this well- established shipping company gives us the edge over any would-be competitor and offers a reliable and ef Þ cient deliv- ery solution every time? MR #5 (66-74).indd 66MR #5 (66-74).indd 665/2/2013 10:55:49 AM5/2/2013 10:55:49 AM

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