Literature Describes Matched Systems Of Navigational Aids
Tideland Signal Corporation of Houston, Texas, reports outstanding r e s u l t s with systems of marine signal lanterns, fog signals and solar power s t a t i o ns "matched" as to power supply and demand.
These matched systems are designed for specific geographical locations, taking into account available sunlight exposure and the detrimental factors of environment.
After six years of on-site testing, Tideland reports exceptional r e l i a b i l i t y of these systems.
The expected service life of Tideland matched systems is over 10 years, unattended with only o c c a s i o n a l m a i n t e n a n c e . This means substantial savings in manhours and parts replacement.
Offshore drilling rigs and production platforms are primary points of application. Matched systems would also find use in remote coastal areas where no power lines are available.
Key to the system is the array of Tideland SolaViva® solar energy modules, each with 16 silicon cells encapsulated in tough, virtually weatherproof special 255 borosilicate crown glass—a Tideland exclusive. This glass "package" assures the ultimate in protection against moisture and the environment for the cells.
As light strikes the module, electrons are displaced from the cells and a charge flows to a bank of special charge-retaining storage batteries of a very slow selfdischarging type. Note: solar arrays are high internal impedence current generators, not voltage devices. A 16-cell module will deliver about the same current to a six-volt battery as it would to a two-volt cell.
Tideland matched systems are sized and balanced, power to load, by computer analysis using a 10-year period of weather experience.
A 20-percent safety factor is added to the design of the system for increased reliability.
Sunswitches automatically turn off the lanterns in daylight. A matched system like this can give years of service.
For a complete description of matched systems, write to S.N.
Sprunt, Tideland Signal Corporation, P.O. Box 52430, 4310 Director's Row, Houston, Texas 77052.
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- Lockheed Launches Second Of Three 23,000-Ton Submarine Tenders page: 6
- Planning Research Corporation Wins $1.6-Million Contract To Modernize Army Watercraft page: 7
- Planning Research And Morris Guralnick Work On $500,000 Project page: 8
- Propeller Symposium Slated For May 1978 At Virginia Beach, Va. page: 10
- B&W To Transfer Control Of German Nuclear Firm To Brown Boveri Group page: 10
- CAI Appoints Gerald Harrison VP And Director Of Engineering page: 11
- Literature Describes Matched Systems Of Navigational Aids page: 11
- Sun Names Martinson Program Manager For Matson Containership page: 14
- Gamlen Chemical Names Kevin Smith Great Lakes Sales Rep page: 14
- Litton Exhibits New Load Monitoring System page: 16
- Pacific Northwest Section Hears Paper On Application Of Seakeeping Analysis page: 16
- Northwest Marine Iron Works Awarded $8-Million Navy Contract page: 18
- C.F. Bean Names John Lescroart VP For Washington Office page: 22
- Arab Shipbuilding And Repair Yard Officially Inaugurated At Bahrain page: 22
- Maritime Industry Impact On Nation's Economy Shown In MarAd Report page: 23
- ASNE Flagship Section Hears Dr. Thomas Cooper On Military R&D Programs page: 26
- Santa Fe Drilling Names Parry Manager All Drilling Rigs page: 26
- Sun Ship Lands Contract To Construct 720-Foot Containership For Matson Navigation page: 27
- Culpepper And Renehan Announces Formation Of New Steamship Agency page: 27
- SNAME Chesapeake Section Discusses Steering, Maneuvering And Controllability Of Surface Ships page: 27
- Planning Navigation/Communication Conference To Be Held In New York March 21, 22 And 23 page: 28
- Red Fox Announces New Type Marine Sanitation Device page: 29
- 'The Seaborne Transportation Of Liquefied Natural Gas 1977-1985 —Trades, Costs And Revenues' page: 32
- Bird-Johnson Company Appoints Alan Hanson page: 33
- International Ocean Transport Corporation Names Joseph Kearney page: 33
- Gotaas-Larsen Names Nyholm Executive VP page: 34
- Nimmo Named President Baker Marine Engineers page: 34
- LNG Docking Facility Contract Awarded To Raymond International page: 35
- Anastassios Fondaras Elected Chairman Tuned Sphere Int'l page: 36
- Goodwin And Ritchie Named Vice Presidents By Cleveland Tankers page: 38
- Economical Gas Turbine Paper Presented At ASNE Meeting In Groton page: 39
- Literature Available On Galbraith-Pilot Marine Packaged System Concept page: 39
- Hofmeister Named VP Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc. page: 40
- Bearing Condition Checked By New SPM Technique page: 40
- Lucian Q. Moffitt Names National Marine Enterprises page: 41
- Timmons & Charles, Inc. Appoints George Mahaly page: 41
- Nicolai Joffe Corp. Offers Brochure On Replacement Machinery page: 41
- Dr. Irene Peden Named To Kings Pt. Advisory Board page: 42
- Sydney Tharrington Elected President Marine Square Club page: 43
- Los Angeles Marine Societies Annual Joint Meeting page: 43
- MarAd Releases Report On Feasibility Of Exporting Slurried Coal page: 44
- DeLaval Appoints Foltz General Manager For Middle East page: 44
- Moran Appoints Capt. McVay —Names William Watt Assistant page: 47
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