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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.

 

Miracle on Ice

Kvaerner Masa-Yards has delivered the $375 million, 2.124-passenger Carnival Miracle, to Carnival Cruise Lines - its 20th Fun Ship - in the traditional handover ceremonies in Helsinki. For anyone who has ever had the privilege to attend such a delivery,

Aalborg Vaerft Awarded Danish Navy Contract For Seven Flex 300 Convertible Combatant Vessels

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.

ASNE DAY '85

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

Diesel Engine Performance With Medium Viscosity Index Lube Oil

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

Wartsila: Smokeless by Common Rail

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

Hatch & Kirk Offers New Engine Parts For Older Diesels

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,

MAN B&W Turbocharger Technology Unveiled

This past May marked the unveiling of an ocean-going product deep in the heart of Bavaria, specifically at the lake at Ammersee near Munich, where MAN B&W presented its newest engine series — the TCA (Turbocharger Axial). Encompassing two years of research and development,

Drew And MAN B&W Conduct Joint Tests On Fuel Additive

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,

Mayflower Lines Is Newest U.S.-Flagged Operation

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayflower Ocean Lines is laying out the blueprints for the design, construction, and operation of a 75,000-ton, 2,000 passenger U.S.-Registered passenger ship. The South Florida cruise line is following the recent trend of U.

 
 
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