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ca position plotter, two Krupp Atlas radars, Simrad depth sounder and

ADF, Alden weather facsimile re- corder, -Junger speed log, Magnavox satellite communications system,

King HF/SSB radio, and Texas In- struments VHF radio.

The divers aboard the Indepen- dence will be retrieving partially submerged rocket boosters for re- use on later missions. The boosters separate after the space shuttle has reached a certain altitude and float down to the ocean on parachutes.

Divers will quickly connect special air hoses to the boosters and, using powerful air compressors aboard the vessel, purge the boosters of any water and refloat them.


Marine Builders

The 600-passenger excursion ves- sel Missouri River Queen was deliv- ered by Marine Builders, Inc. of Uti- ca, Ind., to Richard Lynn of Kan- sas City, Mo. The new boat is oper- ating daily excursion trips along the

Missouri River in the Kansas City area.

The vessel has an overall length of 95 feet, beam of 31 feet, depth of 6' 2 feet, and draft of 31 •> feet. Main pro- pulsion is provided by two Cummins

NT855M diesel engines, each rated 290 bhp at 1,950 rpm, driving Co- lumbian Bronze four-bladed, stain- less steel propellers via Twin Disc reduction gears.

The engines are cooled by Fern- strum Gridcoolers mounted on the hull. The engine controls, designed by Marine Builders, feature full pilothouse instrumentation includ- ing low oil pressure, high water tem- perature, and gear oil pressure alarms. Steering controls are located on each wing of the bridge as well as in the wheelhouse.

Electric power is provided by two 85-kw I.E.C. model G415GAD generators driven by Cummins 6BT5.9GC diesel engines.


Major Suppliers

Main engines (2) . . Cummins

Reduction gears . . Twin Disc

Propellers .... Columbian

Engine controls . . . Marine Builders

Stern coolers . . . .... Fernstrum

Generators . . . . .... I.E.C./Cat

Air compressor . . Energaire

Radar Furuno


Aluminum Boats

The 115-foot crew/utility vessel

Oriole, built by Aluminum Boats.

Inc. of Crown Point, La., was deliv- ered recently to A&P Boat Rentals of Cut Off, La. The all-aluminum, triple-screw boat can haul 63 per- sons, 30 long tons of cargo, and 12,000 gallons of rig water. She can also light off-ship tires using a 700- gpm monitor mounted aft. When not carrying rig water, the vessel can haul up to 80 tons of cargo on her spacious aft deck.

The Oriole has a beam of 24 feet and depth of 9 : -1 feet. She is pow- ered by three Detroit Diesel 12V71TI engines developing a total of 1,530 bhp. They drive Federal 36- inch propellers via Twin Disc MG- 514 reverse/ reduction gears with a ratio of 2.5:1. Two Delco 40-kw gen- erators driven by Detroit 3-71 die- sels provide electric power for ship's service and wheelhouse electronics.

Compressed air for starting the main and generator engines, and for the Morse engine control system, is provided by two Qunicy 208 VAC units. A Crane/Deming pressure set supplies the galley, heads, shower, drinking fountain, and deck and en- (continued)


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Ball Valves

Corrosion resistant

Brass and stainless steel — TFE seats

Blowout proof stems

Air actuators available


Top loaded inline adjustable TFE seals — no elastomers




All 316 stainless steel one-piece body

Bonnet lockplate for safety

Ball tip or plug tip design

Maximum ratings — 6000 psi and 1000° F

Various WHITEV Products are subjects of patent or patents pending applications.

Needle Valves

Severe Service


Non-rotating ball,

TFE regulating stem tips

Air actuators available 316 stainless steel standard — other corrosion resistant alloys available



Easy inline maintenance — replaceable seats & seals

Gas-tight shut-off

Large flow capacity

SWAGELOK Tube Fitting, NPT, weld,

CAJON VCR® & VCO® (zero clearance) end connections from 1/8" to 2"

Ratings from cryogenics to 1200° F & vacuum to 10,000 psi

Flow coefficient (Cv) from .04 to 130

Orifices from .020 to L500 inches 100% factory tested

Available from your local Authorized

Sales & Service Representative

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Highland Heights, Ohio 44143

General Service

Vee, regulating or soft tip stems

Color coded handles

Panel mounting



Adjustable packing

Variety of materials


Quick actuating

Handle indicates open or closed position

Air actuator available



Safety — prevents accidental disassembly




Saves space, weight &cost


Sample Cylinders

SWAGELOK TM Crawford Fitting Company /

CAJON, VCO & VCR, TM Cajon Company / Monel, TM Huntington Alloys

Circle 158 on Reader Service Card


Rupture disc for over- pressure protection — , required by D.O.T.

Non-rotating stem for gas-tight shut-off

Assures safe storage and transport of a variety of fluids 40cc to 1 gallon 304L stainless steel meets D.O.T. specifications. 316L stainless steel and Monel optional

Easy cleaning — no fluid entrapment

Dip tubes to meet outage requirements 1985 Markad Service Co., all rights reserved W-57



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High pressure service

Safety trunnion design

Spring loaded seats


Leakage control, self compensating seals

Easy inline maintenance

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