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'
—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.
— 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.
Washington, DC—May 2-3 The American Society of Naval Engineers will hold ASNE Day 1985 at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on May 2-3. The theme for this year's meeting is "Capability Versus Cost—The Naval Engineer's Challenge." ASNE
—Literature Package Offered— The Spinner II line of in-line flow powered oil cleaning centrifuges, a product of T.F. Hudgins & Associates Inc. of Houston, Texas, is now available from Warehouse Supplier of Lawrenceville, N.J. In addition, a free
—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.
M.A.N. Maschinenfabrick Augsburg- Nurnberg Aktiengesellschaft of West Germany recently brought out Number 16 of the annual publication "Research, Engineering, Manufacturing," which is printed each year to coincide with the Hanover Fair. This issue
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
Following a successful launch into the marine pleasure markets world wide last year, with good operation experiences and after further extensive field trials, Volvo Penta Duoprop drive system with its contra-rotating propellers are now released for use in marine commercial applications.
Owners of older models of heavyduty diesel engines often encounter problems in obtaining spare parts because in some cases the original engine builder is no longer in business, or has made a calculated decision to discontinue the design. In either instance,