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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Emsys Selected for 3 Rig Contract
W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) have been awarded a contract to supply its laser-based Emsys Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) to a major offshore drilling contractor for three drilling ships/rigs located in the Gulf of Mexico. The EMS will be incorporated into the vessel’s proprietary data management technology, to provide compliance with each vessel’s EPA Air Permit requirements. WRSystems has been working with the drilling contractor for over a year in preparation for these projects.
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.
General Atomics Works on Next-Generation Navy Power
General Atomics, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $12,288,073 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development activities associated with integrated power systems power load modules design and pulsed power loads for future surface combatants. General Atomics will provide the research and development of an advanced integrated power systems power load module that may be used for pulse forming networks that could power future lasers, railguns, or radars. The initial effort will include further refinement of their unique approach to the concept…
WRSystems Names Edwards President and COO
W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) has announced the appointment of Dave Edwards as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Edwards joined the Virginia-based company in 1996; he replaces Founder Raymond Yu, who retired in November 2011. Edwards was the chief architect of the company’s Engineering Services Division (ESD), which now employs more than 200 employees in the Norfolk location. Collectively, WRSystems has become a major supplier to the US Federal Government, and supports the US Navy and other departments with high-tech marine electronics…
Emission Monitoring Contracts Seal WR Systems' 2012
WR Systems (WR) announce new Korean & Chinese shipyard contracts for its Emsys Emissions Monitoring System. During December, the company received new construction contract awards for multiple shipsets from shipyards in China and Korea. In addition, the company announced that it received contracts for retrofit applications for a further two suppliers of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubbers). The latest contract values exceed $1M and probably raise WR to the position of leading supplier of maritime Emission Monitoring Systems (EMS).
First 3-D Printer Ship Model
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock complete a fabricated model of the hospital ship 'USNS Comfort'. The state-of-the-art 3-D printer, which is one of four in the United States, provides Carderock with the capability to deliver large, complex ship models. Additionally, the ship models require less assembly time and can be fabricated unattended, 24 hours a day. "3D printing technology is currently being used in industry to produce parts, structures and models for various applications," said NSWC Carderock engineer Francisco "Paco" Rodriguez.
Admiral Briefs Industry on LCS Possibilities
The director of the Navy staff spoke at the 'Navy Now Forum' which aims to enhance the Navy & industry relationship. Vice Adm. Richard Hunt discussed the progress the Navy's LCS Council has made in furthering the development of integrating LCS ships into fleet operations. "I want to make sure that we keep the avenue for experimentation, innovation going into the future prominently in place with the ship. I think that's really important. When you think about the modularity, when…
W&O Acquires Engine Monitor, Inc. (EMI)
W&O announced that it has acquired Engine Monitor Inc. (EMI) . Based in St. Rose, La., EMI provides engineering and manufacturing as a marine integrator of critical vessel monitoring and control systems. In addition, EMI offers after-the-sale support via a highly skilled field service team, expert in-house repair capabilities and a diverse engineering team. “W&O and EMI have collaborated on a number of successful projects over the years'” said Michael Hume, President/CEO of W&O. By combining resources, W&O and EMI will accelerate the growth and market share of both companies.