Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery

Articles & News sourced from RMM journals and websites

PM drives support hybrid systems
PM drives support hybrid systems
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
A new generation of electric drive trains for energy-efficient power generation and propulsion from The Switch, a Finnish manufacturer of permanent magnet (PM) motors, generators and converters, ...
The practical aspects of SCR
The practical aspects of SCR
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
A limiting factor in the take-up of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) beyond the fact that the need for them is really only just beginning, has been the size and weight of the systems and the need ...
Delay could be catalyst for frustration and lost profits
Delay could be catalyst for frustration and lost profits
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
Last year’s decision by the IMO at MEPC 65 to push back the NOx Code Tier III implementation from 2016 to 2021 is not yet finally confirmed as the necessary amendment to Marpol Annex VI needs ...
Azipods thrust ABB deeper into cruising
Azipods thrust ABB deeper into cruising
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
A record year for cruise ship orders specifying its Azipod propulsors was logged by ABB in 2013, contracts worth US$180 million calling for complete electrical power plants and propulsion systems for ...
Owners and serving engineers to take centre stage
Owners and serving engineers to take centre stage
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
The operators’ forum, engine forum and marine lubes panel debate are the cornerstones of Riviera's Annual Marine Propulsion Conference, which this year will also see the introduction of a new ...
New props power  ferry to award
New props power ferry to award
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
Installing propellers in place of waterjets on a New York-based fast ferry won its operator an environmental award at the 2013 International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans in October. The commuter ...
Gains claimed for  technology combination
Gains claimed for technology combination
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
Combining propeller technologies from more than one company can yield savings, believe researchers at the government-backed VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. They investigated the potential ...
NPT screws gain popularity
NPT screws gain popularity
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
Stone Marine Propulsion has made some impressive claims for its New Profile Technology (NPT) propeller, which it introduced in 2011 at the Marine Propulsion conference that year. It now has about 120 ...
Kappel prop will save fuel
Kappel prop will save fuel
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
A 105,000 dwt tanker is expected to reduce its fuel bill by 4 per cent thanks to a new propeller. The Great Eastern Shipping Co’s 10-year-old Jag Lavanya has been fitted with a Kappel ...
Icegoing ferry features stainless CRPs
Icegoing ferry features stainless CRPs
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
Dutch specialist Van Voorden Castings of Zaltbommel recently completed a project calling for the delivery of four large stainless steel propellers. With diameters of 2.9m and 3.5m and a combined ...
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