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FROM KOCKUMS — The Saudi Abha, the first of four 38,100-dwt ro/ro's built by

Kockums Shipyard of Malmo, Sweden, for the National Shipping Company of Saudi

Arabia, sails on her maiden voyage to

Houston, Texas, and the U.S. East Coast.

The ship was delivered over two months ahead of schedule. A sistership, Saudi

Diriyah, is scheduled for delivery at the end of March, with the remaining two ships being delivered by the end of 1983.

Free 32-Page Report

Details Test Results On

New Fuel Efficient EMD Diesel

Electro-Motive Division of General Mo- tors, LaGrange, 111., has released a progress report which outlines the results of a three- year series of tests conducted by EMD on blended fuels. Contained in the report are what are believed to be among the first electron microscope photographs of catalyst fines.

The evaluation of low quality distillate, as well as low quality distillate-residual blends, has been the subject of in-house and field evaluation. EMD's study of blended fuel goes back 25 years. This study has been intensified in recent years. The studies have concentrated on the effects of poor quality distillates. More recent in-house studies have focused on the impact of to- day's poor quality residuals and their in- fluence on relatively low viscosity blends in the 200 SRI range.

Testing of blended fuels continues in the field, and new test facilities are to be oper- ational later this year.

T.J. Lehman, EMD marine sales man- ager, said: "We recognize that as the lead- ing supplier of medium-speed diesels to the marine market, we have an ongoing respon- sibility to our customers, so we have tried to provide them with a realistic view of blended fuels."

The report contains a full explanation of

EMD blended fuel test procedures and in- cludes a section completely describing the configuration of the new 645 engine.

Three tests were conducted, A, B and C.

The report contains a description of each test and a detailed explanation of the re- sults of all three tests. This includes graphs and photos illustrating the highlights of past test inspections and summaries of data analysis.

This very informative report concludes with a summary of all test results covering the areas of catalyst fines, vanadium carbon residue and sulphur content.

Recommendations are included on pros- pective fuel limits, use of different fuels, centrifuging/filtering, fuel systems, lubri- cating oils, and fuel terminology.

For a free copy of the 32-page report entitled "The EMD 645 Engine and Blended

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March 1, 1983

ASNE-Puget Sound Discusses

The Soviet Navy

The recent meeting of the Puget Sound

Section of ASNE heard Capt. Timothy R.

O'Keefe, USN, commanding officer, USS Wil- liam H. Standley (CG-32), deliver an address entitled "The Soviet Navy: A Near-Term


An intelligence subspecialist with consid- erable related operational experience both ashore and at sea, Captain O'Keefe graphi- cally illustrated the extraordinary progress made by the Soviets over the last decade in surface and subsurface combatant war- ship design and construction, highlighting such threats as the Typhoon and Delta sub- marines, Backfire Bomber, and the most re- cent developments in Soviet aircraft carriers.

Also of considerable interest to the sec- tion's civilian shipbuilding membership were slides showing the remarkably broad-based achievements of the Soviets in nonmilitary

Puget Sound Section chairman Pat McAllister (left) presents a plaque to guest speaker Capt. T.R. O'Keefe,

USN. support ship technology employing roll-on/ roll-off and advanced cargo-handling design and capability. ) (OR...SEND YOUR lA'li'i mJ=iiiiL»]CmL»



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