Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cummins News

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Cummins Unveils New EPA Tier 3 Marine Generator

Cummins Inc. has expanded the power range of its U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 certified marine generator product line. Cummins will now feature a new Onan Marine QD series generator with a power range of 40 kWe to 65 kWe, offering customers reduced emissions with the quietest operation in the industry, according to the manufacturer. The series’ expanded power range was announced during the Miami International Boat Show, and comes as recreational vessels are requiring more electrical capacity to power increasing house loads.

The tanker Tai Hing Hong 2 at anchor just outside Aberdeen Harbour (Haig-Brown photos courtesy of Cummins Marine)

Cummins in Honk Kong: Keeping Up the Quality

On many older boats from the UK to Canada, and from Thailand to Hong Kong, the deep purr of a well-tuned Gardner diesel wakens fond memories for many mariners. When the British firm discontinued volume production of their standard engines in the early 1990s mariners had to choose another manufacturer to meet their expectations for quality. In Hong Kong this was made easier by the strong presence of Cummins marine diesels since the early 1980s. Otto C. Y. To, Deputy General Manager of Shun Fung Engineering Ltd…

The James T running light (Photo: Mike Fourtner / Cummins)

Refurbished Tug James T Ready for Work

This winter will see the tug James T (ex PT Thompson) back at work after a major refurbishment. The James T, named for the founder of Campbell Towing, James T. Campbell, was built in 1982. The 85.4 by 32.3-foot tug had been powered by a pair of 1,000 HP Cat 3512 engines; these were replaced by a pair of bright red EPA Tier III-compliant 1,000 HP Cummins QSK38 mains. Both the old and the new engine sets turned into Twin Disc MG540 gears with 6.18:1 rations. The repowered boat will have a pair of four-blade 74X77-inch props.

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Triple-screw Tug for the Hudson

“The Daisy Mae is the closest you can get to Z-drive maneuverability, without the cost of Z-drive,” maintains her builder Joseph Rodriguez of Rodriguez Ship Building Inc. in Bayou LaBatre, Ala. Rodriguez has designed and built a lot of tugs over the years and doesn’t make this claim lightly. Further more he backs it up with his description of the beamy 82 by 32-foot tug that his yard delivered to Coeymans Marine Towing. This is one of the Carver group companies based at the Port of Coeymans 110 miles up the Columbia River from New York.

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MN100: Cummins Marine, Inc.

Cummins, Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Cummins has also created a dedicated Cummins Marine organization within the existing Engine Operating Segment. By consolidating its commercial and recreational teams, the Cummins Marine organization is better positioned to serve its government and commercial marine customers.

Cummins Releases Sustainability Report

Cummins Inc. this week released its latest Sustainability Report, which the company said is its largest yet. Cummins, which has produced a report since 2003, also released a 16-page Executive Summary of the more than 140 page report. This year's report theme is "Living Our Values." It focuses on Cummins' six core values -- Integrity, Innovation, Delivering Superior Results, Corporate Responsibility, Diversity and Global Involvement. The report looks at how the company is living its six core values in key areas of sustainability -- the environment…

Cummins QSK 60 generator

Cummins Launches QSK60 Power Emergency Genset

Cummins announced the latest addition to the C Power product line, the QSK60 C Power (CP) emergency generator set. Engineered by the Cummins Center of Excellence for the demands of offshore applications, the QSK60 C Power genset is driven by the QSK60 marine auxiliary engine with MCRS fuel system. This engine has been used in diesel electric propulsion and power generation since 2008. “With an expected growth of 17-20% over the next five years, the offshore market is one of the fastest growing and technically advanced segments in the commercial marine industry.

Jim Schacht (Photo: Cummins)

Cummins Marine Organization Launched

Cummins Inc. has created a dedicated Cummins Marine organization within the existing Engine Operating Segment. By consolidating its commercial and recreational teams, the Cummins Marine organization will be better positioned to serve the business and its recreational, government service and commercial marine customers, the company said. Cummins Marine will be led by Jim Schacht, formerly General Manager and Executive Director of Cummins Commercial Marine. Schacht will continue to report to Ed Pence, Cummins Vice President and General Manager - High Horsepower Engine Business.

John Iain Barrowman (Photo: Cummins)

Cummins VP Awarded MBE by Queen Elizabeth

John Iain Barrowman, Vice President - High-Horsepower Operations and a senior director of Cummins Ltd., has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2016 Honors List in recognition of his contribution to British industry. Barrowman was appointed as an MBE by Queen Elizabeth following a recommendation submitted by Prime Minister David Cameron. The MBE investiture ceremony will take place at Buckingham Palace at a date to be advised. Barrowman MBE has overseen the development of Cummins U.K.

Jim Schacht

Cummins Names Schacht Commercial Marine GM

Cummins Inc. has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally, including business development and support. He will be located in Columbus, Indiana and will report directly to Ed Pence, Vice President of the High Horsepower Engine Business. “The importance of the commercial marine market to Cummins has increased significantly over the past several years,” said Schacht.

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Cummins Names Schacht Commercial Marine Business GM

Cummins Inc. inform it has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally, including business development and support. He will be located in Columbus, Indiana and will report directly to Ed Pence, Vice President of the High Horsepower Engine Business. According to the company…

New Emergency Genset from Cummins

Cummins launched the QSK60 C Power (CP) emergency generator set for offshore applications. It is driven by the QSK60 marine auxiliary engine with MCRS fuel system. Cummins emergency generator sets feature a Cummins marine auxiliary engine fit with radiator cooling and two independent starting systems. The new genset also features an optional air shut-off valve (ASOV) to meet the emergency shutdown requirements of offshore applications including drill ships. Cummins will offer two power options on QSK60 C Power to meet the regional requirements of offshore operators: 1…

Cummins: New Environmental Sustainability Goals

Cummins Inc. announced two new environmental sustainability goals for its products in-use and the logistics of the company's managed freight. These new goals are part of a broader effort for Cummins to reduce its environmental footprint, the company said. Last year, Cummins announced its first comprehensive Global Environmental Sustainability Plan including goals for water, waste and energy use in Cummins facilities and operations. Cummins' mission demands that everything the company does leads to a cleaner, healthier, safer environment.

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available with Geoteab

Geotab, a telematics engineering company, and Cummins Inc., an  independent manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, controls and emission solutions, has announced that Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution. Geotab is one of the first technology providers in the telematics industry to support Connected Diagnostics, and provides improved fleet management, equipment maintenance and repair support to Cummins customers.

Tom Linebarger

Cummins Works to Shrink Environmental Footprint

Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger outlined the company's most extensive plan to date for environmental sustainability, including specific goals for reducing waste, water and energy. A core part of the company's mission is demanding that everything Cummins does leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment, which has also proven to be a business advantage. Cummins has been working hard to reduce its environmental footprint for years. Late in the 1990's Cummins began to view its technical expertise as a key competitive advantage to meet increasingly stringent regulations.

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Konrad Join With Cummins to Offer New Propulsion Package

Konrad Marine announce that they have formalized a relationship with Cummins Marine, jointly creating a propulsion "package" which is now available for the marine marketplace worldwide. The package, announced at the current 2013 International Workboat Show, utilizes the new Cummins QSB 6.7L diesel engines with Konrad Series 600 stern drives. It will be sold primarily through Cummins distribution channels with active participation and support from Konrad Marine. The companies will jointly qualify…

Cummins Northwest Appoint Geoff Conrad Director Marine Business

Geoff Conrad has been with Cummins Inc. Marine for 20 years and, according to the company, in those two decades has been instrumental in enabling Cummins to grow its commercial marine sales at a 20 percent compound annual rate. Cummins add that Geoff has led their efforts to refine and develop its marine product line and has recently worked on the Cummins 95L project. Reflecting on his life-long connection with the marine industry, Geoff Conrad has played a major role in helping to create the industry’s most comprehensive “Total Cost of Ownership” (TCO) model for fleet owners.

Cummins QSC8.3 EPA Tier 3 Marine Engine Now Available

Boat builders will be able to deliver the latest clean-diesel technology with no additional engineering, say the engine manufacturers. The new certification is met with in-cylinder combustion optimization requiring no additional emissions hardware. The engine model QSC8.3 joins the QSB6.7, released last year, and the QSL9 and QSM11, which will be available later this year, to round out Cummins complete lineup of 
Tier 3 certified clean diesels for the marine market. Advanced technology…