Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery
US ballast policy ‘based on errors’
US ballast policy ‘based on errors’
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
A key document that informed US policy on ballast water management contained errors, some of its authors have admitted in a letter to Regina McCarthy, administrator of the US Environmental Protection ...
EC explores LNG’s potential as fuel
EC explores LNG’s potential as fuel
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
The European Commission (EC) will publish the results of a study on the perception of the risks and opportunities of LNG as a shipping fuel in June or July. But preliminary results “give us a ...
Low-power water maker cuts energy and cost
Low-power water maker cuts energy and cost
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
A low-power and small sized device is now available to produce fresh water from the treated effluent from wastewater treatment plants. The water is described as pure distilled technical water, ...
ICCP system wins Chinese orders
ICCP system wins Chinese orders
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
Cathelco has won a major order for its Quantum impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system, which it launched during 2014. China’s New Times Shipbuilding Co will fit the system to a ...
Software upgrade adds new design options
Software upgrade adds new design options
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
An upgrade to HydroComp’s NavCad suite of resistance and propulsion prediction software is now available. It provides a greater level of analytical options and adds capabilities that the ...
IMO survey deadline approaches
IMO survey deadline approaches
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
The deadline for responding to IMO’s online surveys about ballast water testing is fast approaching, as this issue of Marine Propulsion goes to press, but there is still time to provide ...
Small signals could  have big impacts
Small signals could have big impacts
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
A report that explores the potential impact of emerging technology, policy and decisions on the future of shipping has been published by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) and Forum for the ...
USCG issues LNG  bunkering policies
USCG issues LNG bunkering policies
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has published two policy letters on LNG bunkering, personnel training and waterfront facilities. One is written for port captains and inspectors, while the other is intended ...
Model behaviour
Model behaviour
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
How accurate are tank test predictions? Accuracy depends on the scale of the model: the bigger the scale, the more accurate it is. All model basins follow the guidelines issued by the ...
Two-stroke gas engines come into their own
Two-stroke gas engines come into their own
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
The greatest technological innovations in the LNG carrier sector over the past decade have come in the field of propulsion systems. The potential for major savings in fuel consumption and mandated ...
navigation separator
navigation separator