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after the shaft generator has been connected.
By adopting a suitable simulating calculation method, an optimal in- ter-related behavior of all drive train components is studied, includ- ing the propeller, main propulsion engine, gear unit, shaft-driven gen- erator, and the mains supply includ- ing diesel-driven generators operat- ing in parallel.
The high efficiency of the gear unit is one of the essential factors for the economy of the plant. The
RCF system operates with an effi- ciency ranging between 93 and 97 percent. The system, which requires a relatively low capital investment, is also advantageous to use because of the potential fuel cost savings.
Renk has sold approximately 30
RCF systems to be powered by
M.A.N.-B&W two-stroke engines.
This is a joint development of Renk and M.A.N.-B&W. Four 1,100-kw electrically controlled units are now in service on refrigerated container- ships with fixed-pitch propellers built at the German shipyard Brem- er Vulkan. Two 700-kw hydraulical- ly controlled systems are for 79,900- dwt tankers built at the Uljanik shipyard in Yugoslavia, and one 900-kw unit is on order for Burmeis- ter & Wain, Copenhagen.
The German company's U.S. sub- sidiary is Renk Corporation of Dun- can, S.C.
A complete full color 26-page bro- chure fully describing in detail the
Renk organization and its equip- ments and services on a worldwide basis is available free of charge. For your copy,
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Shortly after the announcement that British Shipbuilders has agreed in principle to sell Vosper Ship- repairers Limited of Southhampton,
U.K., to a management buy-out team, the company announced that it has won a contract to repair a 28,104-dwt container vessel, Act 6, managed by Cunard Line.
New Line Of Maintenance
And Repair Alloys
Oerlikon Welding Industries,
Houston, Texas, has announced the introduction of a new line of mainte- nance and repair electrodes de- signed to cater to the majority of the needs of fabricators.
The range consists of two elec- trodes (Super-Tex and Cryo-Tex) for dissimilar metal welding, two electrodes for welding cast iron (Cast-Tex 55, Cast-Tex 99), two electrodes for general purpose and welding of mild and low alloy me- dium tensile steels (Tex-Cito 7,
Tex-Cito 11), an electrode for weld- ing aluminum (Al-Tex 5) and an electrode for all cutting and gouging applications (Cut-Tex).
These consumables, though new to the U.S. market, have been mar- keted successfully in over 94 coun- tries by associated companies in the worldwide network of Oerlikon
Oerlikon offers a complete range of welding consumables for all pro- cesses. For further details of prod- ucts available from Oerlikon,
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Lee Promoted To Sales
And Application Engineer
For ASEA Hagglunds
Erling O. Lee has been named sales and application engineer for the Houston-based ASEA Hag- glunds Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of
AB Hagglund & Soner of Sweden.
He will work out of the company's sales office in Los Angeles, and was previously marine service engineer.
ASEA Hagglunds designs, manu- factures, markets, and services a broad range of products. These in- clude: marine deck cranes with ca- pacities from five to 240 tons; prod- ucts for the offshore industry, in- cluding BOP handling systems, der- ricks, and skidding systems; hy- draulic drive motor systems; and an all-terrain vehicle, the Bearcat 206.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, locat- ed on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, has immediate open- ings requiring experienced design professionals.
Opportunities exist in the area of technical support and modernization for the sophisticated, Ingalls built
DD 963/DD 993 and CG 47 Class naval ships.
Engineers and Designers needed immediately in the following areas: • Naval Architecture • Outfitting & Furnishing • Weight & Moment • Foundations • Marine Machinery & Propulsion Systems • HVAC • Piping • Electrical Controls & Instrumentation • Combat Systems • Wireways • Sonar • Radar • Communications Systems • Power Distribution
All applicants must possess: • U.S. Citizenship • 8 years (minimum) marine experience for design disciplines and 2 years (minimum) for engineering disciplines • Willingness to relocate
If you feel your background merits consideration, call toll free, 1-800-647-6070, Ext. 1269, or 601-935-1269, for immediate review or mail in confidence a resume and salary history to:
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT ffl
Shipbuilding _itton PO. Box 149, Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567
Equal Opportunity Employer U.S. Citizenship Required
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IT DOESN'T TMEA
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U.S. Navy to Mil-B-17901B
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Romor staves are quieter, lighter, less expensive, more readily available and more energy-efficient than metal-backed staves.
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