L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r ed More than 100 members of M.A.N.-B&W Diesel's worldwide four-stroke division sales force convened in Augsburg, Germany, to celebrate the 2,000th anniversary of the city where the diesel engine was born. The focus of their meetings,
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.
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.
Another first for MARCO Seattle was revealed recently with the christening of the fishing vessel Storm Petrel. She is a refrigerated seawater, trawler/combination boat, MARCO's first to be designed and engineered principally as a trawler. The new vessel has an overall length of 123 feet,
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
DredgeMasters International, Inc., Hendersonville, Tenn., a subsidiary of Valley Industries, has signed a contract for the manufacture of a 24-inch DuraMaster portable dredge. The heavy-duty machine, which will be the largest factory-built portable dredge in the U.
The new trademark Deutz MWM has gained wide acceptance throughout the world since the beginning of cooperation between Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz AG, Cologne, and Motoren-Werke Mannheim AG, Mannheim, two years ago. It combines the world's two oldest engine
The Marjorie R., 18th in a series of high-seas tuna superseiners built by Campbell'Industries, was recently launched at the company's San Diego, Calif., yard. The new clipper, valued at approximately $3 million, is a sister ship to the recently delivered Sandra C.
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.
Shallow-draft workboat operations are beginning to be revolutionized with the introduction by North American Marine Jet Inc. of Benton, Ark., of a new diesel-powered waterjet propulsion unit that produces more than 3,000 pounds of static thrust at 150 horsepower.