With the commissioning of the Norway's Bukser og Berging Voith Water Tractor Baut. the improved characteristics of the new Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) blades were demonstrated. The bollard pull — as supervised by DNV — was improved by nine percent while using the same input power.
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— Now undergoing prolonged testing in the Trieste factory of the Grandi Motori division of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani is a new long-stroke, higher-powered, medium- speed 4-stroke engine covering a power range from 9,900 to 33,000 bhp.
Two vice presidential appointments have been announced in the Inland Waterways Services Division of Texas Gas Transmission Corporation, Jeffersonville, Ind. Kenneth W. Peters has been named vice president of finance at the division level, while Robert W.
Alfred (Al) Maceiras has joined National Marine Service Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo., as a shipyard Division salesman, William A. Creelman, president of the company, announced recently. Mr. Maceiras was previously associated with Diesel Engine and Fabricating Company, Inc.
This past May marked the unveiling of an ocean-going product deep in the heart of Bavaria, specifically at the lake at Ammersee near Munich, where MAN B&W presented its newest engine series — the TCA (Turbocharger Axial). Encompassing two years of research and development,
Samuel B. Nemirow, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has appointed Dr. Zelvin Levine to the post of Director, Office of Advanced Ship Operations, one of three offices reporting to the Assistant Administrator for Research and Development.
There are two main ingredients to common rail fuel injection, one being the freedom to choose injection pressure and timing totally independently of the engine load. The other is computerized control, which makes it possible to consider several
The Maritime Administration has released a group of 15 technical reports evaluating the feasibility of heavy-duty gas turbines as a competitive and acceptable form of marine propulsion generation. The reports were prepared under a contract awarded in 1970 to the General Electric Company,
—Literature Available— Caterpillar Engine Division recently announced the availability of a new family of marine diesels, each with 67 cubic inches (1.1 L) displacement per cylinder. The new engines are aimed at powering smaller boats than previously served by the company's product line.
The Arctic Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has issued a call for technical papers for the fourth International Ice Tech Symposium, which will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, from March 20-23, 1990. The symposium,