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through which industry and gov- ernment could work together to improve the productivity and com- petitiveness of the U.S. shipbuild- ing industry. NSRP is managed by the Navy's David Taylor Research
Center (DTRC) and is funded through the Navy Manufacturing
Technology (MT) program. It spon- sors research projects in shipyards throughout the country in vital as- pects of shipbuilding and repair, such as facilities, coatings, design, human resources management, welding, industrial engineering and training. The knowledge gener- ated by NSRP sponsored projects is published and available through the NSRP Documentation Center at the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, as well as a yearly sympo- sium.
The goals of the NSRP are to develop new ways to reduce con- struction and repair time, reduce costs of design and construction, promote a commitment to quality,capture 3 percent of the in- ternational shipbuilding market, and assume the leadership role in advancing shipbuilding technology.
The NSRP is the type of invest- ment that should be made in the
U.S. shipbuilding and repair in- dustry. The benefit of it activities far exceed its relatively small bud- get for fiscal year 1992 of $3 mil- lion. Developing and implement- ing new innovation and technolo- gies will help keep U.S. shipyards strong, efficient and competitive. *Editor's Note: The American
Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) is the national trade asso- ciation representing second-tier shipyards, which consist of small- and medium-sized builders. AWSC is a conference o the American Wa- terways Operators (AWO), the na- tional trade association of the in- land and coastal tug and barge in- dustry.
Duplex Strainer Line
The Kraissl Company,
Hackensack, N.J., recently ex- panded its duplex strainer line with the addition of a cast aluminum model.
Manufacturing simplex and du- plex pipeline strainers and filters in cast iron, stainless steel, bronze and other alloys for over 65 years, the New Jersey company offers its model 72 with rugged one-piece cast construction and model 73 se- ries with Sea-View design, which includes transparent plastic sumps allowing for visual verification of fluid flow. Both models are often
August, 1992 used on seawater for protecting en- gine cooling systems, where very little space is available for complex piping. The tapered valve plug per- mits easy one stroke transfer of flow from one side to the other without flow interruption.
The company reports that reli- ability and long life in severe service conditions is inherent to these de- signs. The use of various aluminum alloys instead of bronze or stainless steel for both weight reduction and economy has become very impor- tant in both military and commer- cial applications.
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Norsk Pacific's 18,567-dwt news- print carrier Thorseggen and
Dorchester Maritime's 15,000-dwt ammonia carrier Excel.
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