A recent meeting of the Eastern U.S.A. Branch of The Institute of Marine Engineers was devoted to the topic, "Ship Propulsion Systems for the Eighties." An all-day session held at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., the theme of
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.
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'
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,
Kiene Diesel Accessories' products, The KSeries of Cylinder Pressure Indicators and the Kiene Indicator Valves, or "Cocks" as they are sometimes known, continue to be used by major engine manufacturers and operators worldwide. The K-Series of indicators
In the 1930's, the medium-speed diesel engine came into its own as a prime mover in rail, marine, and stationary applications. It was soon realized by engine builders and o p e r a t o r s that Medium Viscosity Index (MVI) lube oils had distinct
The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Washington, D.C., has announced that 101 plant facilities were located along the waterways of the United States in the first quarter of 1977, creating over 6,000 permanent jobs. Of the 101 plant facilities,