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.
—Literature Available The new BETA 250 from PMC/BETA Corporation, Natick, Mass., is a dedicated, microprocessor- based marine engine analyzer that enables an operator to determine the condition and efficiency of main propulsion engines and ship service diesel generators.
Faced with current marine market conditions—an outlook that indicates at least several years of continued low activity in new construction and repowering projects—what strategy should a major manufacturer of diesel engines pursue? Colt Industries'
After a year of negotiations, Aalborg Vaerft in Denmark recently signed a contract for the construction of seven Standard Flex 300 vessels for the Royal Danish Navy. The contract provides an option for an additional nine vessels of the same type.
Providing a beacon for the industry by embracing the world's first, fully electronically-controlled two-stroke marine engine. Norwegian chemical tanker specialist Odtjell is starting to see operating benefits resulting from its pioneering step. Long-run
Drew Ameroid Marine recently announced that it has completed a series of tests jointly sponsored with MAN B&W Diesel using Amergize® deposit modifier/combustion improver. The extensive tests, conducted on diesel engines both on a turbocharger test bed and on-board a ship,
Two recent European initiatives, both involving power systems supplier Wartsila Corporation, have given fresh impetus to the development and application of fuel cell technology aboard ship. The Finnish organization has entered into a pact with
—Literature Available Grandi Motori, the diesel engine division of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, will be launching a number of new engine designs in the course of this year and 1987. Most of them will be for marine applications or land-based electric power generation.
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