Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Laser News

Rigging the scrubber section into the ship. (Photo: Goltens)

Case Study: 18-day Exhaust Gas Scrubber Install

Goltens was contracted by a large cruise vessel owner to undertake the installation of two exhaust gas scrubbers on one of its ships to comply with sulfur emissions regulations. The vessel is powered by four GMT/Sulzer 16ZAV40S and two GMT/Sulzer 12ZAV40S diesel electric generating sets. The project involved the evaluation, planning, design and installation of two 10+ meter long exhaust gas scrubber towers on Diesel Generators #1 and #2 with a deadline to complete the operation before the end of the vessel’s dry dock period in a U.S. port.

Emsys Chosen for Scrubber Monitering

As 2015 approaches, the anticipated rush to install scrubbers has started and announcements of major scrubber contracts are commonplace. Emsys, the laser based emissions monitoring system from U.S. technology firm WR Systems, Ltd. (WR), have now been selected as the compliance monitor system on five differing scrubber types. There are various scrubber designs currently being installed for owners keen to become both compliant and efficient. Depending on the vessel type and intended application…

MoorMaster MM400E15 units (Photo: Cavotec)

Cavotec Automated Mooring and Charging for E-Ferries

Cavotec's MoorMaster automated mooring and Automatic Plug-in System (APS) are set to enter service with a hybrid battery-powered ferry in Finland, delivering substantial operational efficiencies and reducing environmental impact. The Electra, operated by FinFerries, is 90m long, 16m wide, and carries up to 90 vehicles. It makes crossings at 15-minute intervals during the day, and one round trip per hour at night, year-round and in all weather conditions between Parainen and Nauvo in southwest Finland.

Maersk Uses Emsys for USN Biofuel Trials

W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) was asked to supply its Emsys laser-based Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) for the purpose of emission verification for an ongoing fuel trials on-board the AP Moller-Maersk vessel Maersk Kalmar. WRSystems was asked to provide the Emsys system installation as part of a wider project between Maersk Line Limited (Maersk) and the US Navy to test biofuels for their long-term suitability for maritime applications. EmsysTM was requested by Maersk following successful trial installations on two US-based Maersk container vessels.

Maersk Uses Emsys for Navy Biofuel Trials

W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) has been asked to supply its EmsysTM laser‐based Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) for the purpose of emission verification for an ongoing fuel trials on‐board the AP Moller‐Maersk vessel Maersk Kalmar. WRSystems was asked to provide the EmsysTM system installation as part of a wider project between Maersk Line Limited (Maersk) and the US Navy to test biofuels for their long‐term suitability for maritime applications. EmsysTM was requested by Maersk following successful trial installations on two US‐based Maersk container vessels.

Emsys-iS (Image courtesy of WR Systems)

WR Launches On-stack Scrubber Emission Monitor

WR Systems (WR), the U.S.-based maritime technology company, is launching a new variant of its laser-based-emissions monitor at the SMM 2014 Fair in Hamburg. Called the Emsys-iS, the new system is designed specifically for scrubber applications and is targeted at both scrubber manufacturers and shipowners. Simon Brown, WR’s International Business Director, explained the reasons for the new product: “Our standard Emsys extractive unit was just too over-specified for the application. Scrubbers just need monitoring of SO2 and CO2, so all our other gases and PM features were not required.

Photo courtesy of Lucas Oil

3D Scanning Speeds Up Drag Boat Racing

NVision, Inc., a company in 3D laser scanning and reverse engineering for over 24 years, said it was able to help a motorsports boat designer optimize the design of the custom-built propellers created for its Top Fuel Hydro drag boat. The boat is equipped with two custom-designed and handmade propellers. The double-bladed propellers worked well but the boat maker felt their design could be improved further to produce even greater speed and power. In order to achieve this goal…

WEBINAR: Laser Scanning Ships Helps Save Drydocking Time

With increased marine regulations it is increasingly important to acquire digital documentation of the your fleet of ships. Today, laser scanners have the range and accuracy to capture marine vessels, piping systems and shipyards to provide 3D modeling that be used in the manufacturing and designing processes. “There is real value in laser scanning,” particularly when designing and retrofitting complex piping systems on ships and rigs, for example, said Daryl Johnson, Engineering Manager, Summit Engineering and Design, LLC.

Daryl Johnson

Laser Scanning Ships: Discover the Value

With increased marine regulations it is increasingly important to acquire digital documentation of the your fleet of ships. Today, laser scanners have the range and accuracy to capture marine vessels, piping systems and shipyards to provide 3D modeling that be used in the manufacturing and designing processes. Vessel owners, vessel builders, naval architects and marine engineers who would like to learn more on the value of the service are invited to participate in a free Webinar on the topic, “Digitizing the Marine Industry in 3D,” scheduled for October 30, 2-3 p.m.

Photo: STAUFF

Laser Particle Counters Provide Vital Early Detection

The STAUFF LasPaC II detects the ISO Cleanness levels of hydraulic media. Fluid analysis is a crucial component of any oil management program and early detection of potential problems can prevent costly repairs and downtime. The STAUFF LasPaC II is available in three different versions, each featuring a twin laser system and eight channels for different particle sizes in order to guarantee high accuracy and repeatability. The STAUFF LasPaC II-P (Portable) features a complete QWERTY keyboard, an integrated thermal printer, an internal rechargeable battery and a large LCD display.

Harris Pye Announces New Scrubber Installations

The Harris Pye Engineering Group is currently engaged in turnkey scrubber installation packages for major cruise line companies. On August 3, 2016 Harris Pye completed the installation of an Advanced Emission Purification System, fully automated, which was duly DNV GL certified which met with MARPOL regulation 14 of Annex V1 for the control of emissions complying to regulations 14.1 or 14.4. The design package for open and closed loop systems was utilized to model and fabricate all piping systems, hardware integration, and major/minor steelworks.

Rich Merhige (Photo: AME)

Voices: Rich Merhige, President/Owner, AME

AME is a Florida based engineering services company specializing in marine (Advanced Mechanical Enterprises) and industrial (Advanced Maintenance Engineering) predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance for rotating and reciprocating machinery. Founded by Rich Merhige in 1992, AME has pioneered the use of technologies and equipment to perform diagnostics, maintenance and repair, particularly for private and commercial vessels. As AME celebrates its 25th anniversary, discuss the decision to start the company.

(Photo: Royston)

Royston Debuts Engine Diagnostics Service

Diesel power specialist Royston has expanded upon its traditional engine service and repair business with the introduction of a new engine diagnostics, health check and consultancy service. This follows significant investment in personnel recruitment and training, new technology and equipment, and an enhanced software capability for the in-depth analysis of engine and condition monitoring data, Royston said. As well as supporting onboard engine maintenance routines and class surveys…

WR On-stack Scrubber Emission Monitor

WR Systems (WR) debuted a new variant of its laser-based-emissions monitor called the Emsys-iS. The new system is designed specifically for scrubber applications and is targeted at both scrubber manufacturers and shipowners. WR plans to start delivering the new product on January 1, 2015 to coincide with the introduction of the IMO Emissions Control Area regulations regarding sulphur. wrsystems.com   (As published in the October 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)

Sarah Wade (Photo: Royston)

Royston Expands UK Engineering Facilities

Royston Diesel Power has doubled the size of its UK engineering facilities to support continuing global growth in its marine engine service business and new technology development. As part of a £500,000 ($676,000) investment program the company has opened an additional 15,000 sq. ft. of engineering workshop premises alongside its existing headquarters on the banks of the River Tyne. As well as increasing the company’s engine repair and maintenance capability, the new center will also provide a focus for a range of other technical support functions.

QuantiServ laser cladding (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Robot Lasers Prolong Engine Pistons’ Lifespan

New robotized laser cladding technology aims to revolutionize the reconditioning of large bore pistons in two-stroke engines. A new reconditioning process from Wärtsilä Services’ maintenance and repair services business Line QuantiServ minimises welding, causes less thermal shock to the base material and replaces the old chromium layer’s galvanic application. “In addition to its environmental efficiency, the new coating extends the piston head’s lifespan and time between overhauls (TBO), compared to conventional chromium layers.

MHI Orders Emsys for AIDA Cruise New Builds

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) of Nagasaki, Japan has ordered Emsys advanced laser emissions monitoring equipment from WR Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) for two new-build vessels in construction for Carnival cruise line’s AIDA Cruise brand. The two 125,000-ton passenger vessels, which are the largest ever constructed for AIDA Cruises, feature many innovations that will set higher standards in vessel environmental performance. The Emsys continuous emissions monitoring system has a unique laser-based emissions sensor, allowing high accuracy measurement for up to 10 exhaust stacks.

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Keeping Things Straight: New Pinpoint Laser Systems Device

Manufacturer of precision laser measuring and alignment products Pinpoint Laser Systems of Peabody, MA inform they have launched a new laser alignment accessory, the Microgage Bore Receiver. Various industrial applications for the Microgage Bore Receiver include measuring the straightness of propeller shaft bores, gun barrels, extruder barrels, engine cylinders, drive shaft bore tubes, and many more. The Microgage Bore Receiver is an innovative solution for precisely measuring the straightness of a tube or bore.