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KHD And MWM Form New Diesel
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Two major European engine man- ufacturers, KHD, Klockner-Hum- boldt-Deutz AG of Cologne, and
MWM, Motoren-Werke Mannheim
AG of Mannheim, have merged to form Deutz/MWM. The new diesel engine group will offer one of the broadest power ranges of engines in the world.
This merger brings together two leading engine builders with a total of more than 230 years' experience, as well as a combined reputation for quality, durability and service excel- lence.
The KHD Group engine division will be restructured with all activi- ties concerning the water-cooled en- gine business being combined at
MWM AG in Mannheim. KHD will relocate its medium-sized and big engine activities in development, sales and parts manufacturing to
Mannheim in combination with the engine program of MWM. The me- dium-sized and big engines built in
Mannheim and Cologne will be manufactured under the trade name
The formation of Deutz/MWM will offer an expanded range of ma- rine and stationary prime movers, in propulsion and electric power gen- eration, to both North America and the world market.
The North American headquar-
The Ingersoll-Rand Company,
Charlotte, N.C., recently announced the introduction of the X-FLO steam turbo compressor. Peter
Baldwin, vice president and divi- sion general manager, Single Stage
Product Division, said the steam model is "identical in its revolution- ary aerodynamic design to the new
Ingersoll-Rand X-FLO mixed flow air/gas compressor, but it is fabri- cated specifically to withstand steam's highly corrosive proper- ties."
The X-FLO Steam model in- cludes a 316 stainless steel volute with insulation and shrouding to minimize heat loss. Impellers can be made of 17-4 PH stainless steel or titanium. A special labyrinth seal for the injection and/or extraction of buffer steam is also standard.
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The Deutz/MWM 604 is a water-cooled diesel engine which is available in a power range from 500 to 2,500 hp, for marine, stationary, genset, highway and rail applications.
New X-FLO Steam Compressor
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The X-FLO Steam configura- tion's performance specifications in- clude 1,000 to 75,000 cfm, Adiabatic heads to 43,000 feet and compres- sion ratios of up to 2:1.
According to the manufacturer, the X-FLO's unique design is ideal- ly suited for higher flow capacities and pressures normally associated with single-stage centrifugal de- signs. Reportedly, all X-FLO mod- els offer some advantages over con- ventional centrifugal compressors including: smaller size; easier instal- lation and start-up; substantial en- ergy savings in most cases; and low- er installation, operation and main- tenance costs.
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APL To Expand Its
Port Of Seattle Operations —Move To New Terminal
American President Lines (APL) will expand its Port of Seattle oper- ations following its move to the
Port's new Terminal 5 container facility during the first quarter of 1986, according to Port of Seattle
Commission president Jack S.
Currently operating from the
Port's 47-acre Terminal 46, APL will shift to the new facility, a 77- acre, state-of-the-art container ter- minal which will undergo a $30-mil- lion expansion and upgrade.
In addition to the expanded acreage for APL, the new Terminal 5 will have three full containership berths—up from the current two; four new 100-foot gauge container cranes—up from three 50-foot gauge cranes; an on-dock shed with 80,000 square feet of breakbulk storage space; and a 100,000 square foot container freight station, also right on the terminal.
Terminal 5 will be operated by
Eagle Marine Services, a wholly owned APL stevedoring subsidiary. $4.5-Million Contract
Awarded Norfolk Ship
Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry- dock Corporation, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $4,595,984 firm- fixed-price contract for the docking selected restricted availability of the
USS Vulcan (AR-5). Work will be performed in Norfolk, and is ex- pected to be completed in December 1985. Contract funds would not have expired at the end of the cur- rent fiscal year. Seven bids were so- licited and three offers were re- ceived. The Supervisor of Ship- building, Conversion and Repair,
Portsmouth, Va., is the contracting activity (N00024-85-H-8195).
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