marine propulsion

DIESEL POWER REVIEW

Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines For The World's Merchant Fleets While fuel costs continue on their upward spiral, and fuel quality continues to decline, the manufacturers of marine diesels have been busy designing new engine types and redesigning older model lines.

 

VSP: Same Power, 9% More Bollard Pull

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.

Fairbanks Morse Engine Division Receives $11.5-Million Navy Order

Colt I n d u s t r i e s , Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, Beloit, Wise., has been awarded an $11.5- million "transfer of technology" contract by Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La. for a new series of Pielstick large diesel engines.

MarAd Releases 15 Technical Reports On Gas Turbines

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,

Cummins Engine Offers T w o N e w Catalogs

— A M a r i n e Engine C a t a l og And A Passenger Vessel Brochure Cummins Engine Company, Inc. has announced the availability of their new Marine Engine Catalog, bulletin number 3382488, to provide a current compilation of their entire marine

Entering the Diesel Engine Age

"The Daniel McAllister has been a historical boat in this firm for the reason that I am going to tell you right now. She was built, to my recollection, around 1906. I think she was built in Athens, N.Y., on the Hudson River. She ran for 26 years as a coal burner steam tug,

BMV Maskin A.S. Introduces New Engine

BMV Maskin A.S. has introduced a new heavy fuel burning diesel engine for marine propulsion and auxiliary use as well as for shore side power generation. This new engine, designated the B type, has been undergoing intensive testing at the Bergen Diesel factory since September 1984.

Thrustmaster Adds New Personnel

Thrustmaster of Texas, manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, has added three new personnel in key positions. Jeff Miller has joined the company as marketing manager. Miller, who has more than 25 years of experience in marketing communications (including 15 in the oil and gas,

"Marine Library" Literature Available From DDA

Detroit Diesel Allison (DDA) Division of General Motors has announced the availability of a new, totally revised and expanded Marine Library. This comprehensive technical publication contains features designed to benefit anyone involved with the marine industry.

 
 
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