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PRODUCTSRaymarine Introduces New Engine and Steering Solution Raymarine has launched a new ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface. The ECI- 100 bridges the gap between engine instrumentation, drive- by-wire propulsion systems, and Raymarine network navigation systems. The ECI-100 col- lects and connects engine information to give simple and immediate access to engine performance data, fuel con- sumption and alarms via customizable information screens on multifunction displays (MFDs). The ECI-100 is com- patible with Volvo Penta, Yamaha Marine Command Link Plus, Caterpillar and Yanmar Marine engines and is a full- function autopilot interface for Volvo Penta IPS and Ya- maha Helm Master propulsion systems. Houston Pilots, San Jacinto College Provide Bridge Simulator TrainingSan Jacinto College will acquire three interactive bridge simulators for profes- sional mariner training thanks to an agreement with the Houston Pilots. The simulators are room-sized replicas of ship control bridges, each with a 270-degree view and life-like graphics displayed on multiple 65-inch monitors. Previously, the Houston Pilots often traveled the globe for such training. By having bridge simulators available locally, customization of the system to exact speciÞ cations required for unique conditions in the Houston Ship Channel is pos- sible. The CollegeÕs new waterfront maritime facility along the Port of Houston is scheduled to open in 2015. New Rig Wash Cleaner Degreaser Now Available Environmental Solution, Inc. has re- leased Rig Wash, a new cleaning and degreasing product with applications in the offshore drilling industry. Rig Wash is a bioremedial cleaner degreaser that can be used for cleaning all surfaces, including all metals, rubber, plastics, acrylic, chrome and plated Þ nishes and painted surfaces without warping, etching, weakening or corroding. It also acts as a dispersant and causes no dam- age to aquatic life. One major beneÞ t is that product comes in a highly-concentrated liquid form so unlimited quantities can be stored on board, eliminating frequent supply runs. Insatech Bunker Control System Saves $31,980 The Insatech Bunker Control System provides operators with safe monitoring of oil transfer and true knowledge of transferred amounts, ensuring that they do not pay for more than they receive. Recently, the Insat- ech Bunker Control System showed that the receiving vessel had been delivered 53.3 metric tons short ($31,980) during bunkering. On the receiving vessel, a Yokogawa Coriolis mass ß ow meter, of the type Rotamass, was installed and controlled by a Bunker Control System from Insatech A/S. The Insatech Bunker Control System will, by detecting the mass, not the volume, provide reliable measurement. Bestobell Secures First Deal Following Wärtsilä Agreement Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), based in ShefÞ eld, U.K., has received its Þ rst order from W?rtsil? Gas Power Sys- tems (GPS). The new partner- ship speciÞ es Bestobell Valves being the preferred supplier of cryogenic valves for W?rtsil?Õs LNGPac fuel system. For the Þ rst order, Bestobell has manufactured 20 cryogenic valves Ð which are a combination of Class 150 manual and pneumatic actuated globe valves Ð for the fuel system on- board m/v Osfriesland, a vessel which is being converted to run on dual-fuel (LNG as well as oil). Coxreels Launch New Website Coxreels has announced the launch of its new and improved website. This completely re- vamped website features a new design, a fresh look, a streamlined user interface and new tools for convenient product search and selection. The website has been improved, expanded and designed to insure a superior and informative user experience. is a true and extensive resource center for distributors, OEMs and end- users offering in-depth product and industry information, literature downloads and videos. Coxreels has remained steadfast and focused on manufacturing high quality pro- fessional grade hose, cord, and cable reels since 1923. MN MN October2013 Layout 50-58.indd 57MN October2013 Layout 50-58.indd 579/30/2013 11:40:34 AM9/30/2013 11:40:34 AM

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