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Reducing Fuel Costs (continued)

As a result of these efforts, Wartsila

Diesel today is producer of two high-standard, medium-speed, heavy-fuel engines designed and de- veloped from the very beginning for the poorest fuel qualities.

The Wartsila heavy-fuel engine types are the Vasa 32 and Vasa 22HF covering an output range of 760 to 9,180 bhp in a speed range of 720 to 1,200 rpm. The main features of these engines are: starting, stop- ping, and running on heavy fuel over the entire load range, with no limi- tations; heavy-fuel operation with the same safety and reliability as when operating on distillate fuel; good total economy due to built-in serviceability, low fuel and lube oil costs, and low spare parts consump- tion.

The technical features of the

Wartsila heavy-fuel engines, such as pressure lubrication of the piston skirt, load-dependent cooling water system, and a turbocharging system developed for good low-load per- formance, combined with a longtime severe environment service experi- ence, give an extra guarantee of reli- able and economical operation with the Vasa engines.


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An on-going product develop- ment program between Waukesha

Engine Division of Dresser Indus- tries in Waukesha, Wise., and Sulzer

Brothers Ltd., Winterthur, Switzer- land, will result in substantially im- proved fuel rates for the AT25 Se- ries diesel now being produced at

Waukesha. The AT25 Series encom- passes in-line 6- and 8-cylinder units and V-12 and V-16 models rated from 1,620 to 4,800 bhp. These engines are capable of operating on heavy fuels up to 500 cSt at 50 C.

Recent A Series orders placed at the Waukeska factory included 8-, 12-, and 16-cylinder models, both for distillate and heavy fuel applica- tions. Other recent activity includes the addition of an 8.8-liter Scania 6-cylinder model, F517DS. The

Scania product line now covers the range 167 to 450 bhp.

VHP Series diesel propulsion and auxiliary drive diesels offer a range of 404 to 1,636 bhp at speeds up to 1,215 rpm.

All of these Waukesha products are now completely described, with photographs, drawings, charts, and specification tables in a new publi- cation, Bulletin 1088C. For your free copy, circle the Reader Service number listed at the top of this writeup.


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Wichmann in Norway, repre- sented in the U.S. by Wichmann

Diesel, Inc. of Kenner, La., designs and manufactures diesel engines providing fuel efficiency, reliability, and high performance. Its latest model, the WX28, is a compact two- stroke, medium-speed diesel de- signed for heavy fuel and simple maintenance. An integral block and crankcase with fully forged crank- shaft are dimensioned for 50-per- cent future uprating from the initial output of 408 bhp per cylinder.

The WX28 is a trunk'piston, 600- rpm diesel with a bore of 280 mm and stroke of 360 mm, supplied in versions from four to 16 cylinders to give outputs in the 1,600-6,435-bhp range. This spectrum offers great flexibility, and most components are interchangeable between the inline and Vee versions. As with other Wichmann engines, a low rpm makes this series particularly suit- able for operation on heavy fuels down to 3,500 sec Redwood 1 at 100


Use of the latest design tech- niques during development has re- sulted in a very simple valveless configuration. All main components are computer-analyzed for stress and temperature distribution. An- other feature that distinguishes this series is the large, high-efficiency turbocharger and scavenging air fan, giving excellent low-load run- ning ability.

The WX28 has a low weight/pow- er ratio, and the compact design provides vessels with higher cargo capacity. The new design also offers improved environmental conditions on board, and more space in the engine room.

Providing fuel efficiency, reliabil- ity, and high performance, the

WX28 has been designed specifical- ly to offer maximum power with the lowest possible fuel consumption.

New Debarkation Ladder

Offered By A.L. Don—

Literature Available

Peter Gronbeck, president of

A.L. Don Co., Matawan, N.J., re- cently announced the introduction of the Erik II, a totally synthetic embarkation/debarkation ladder.

The new ladder recently com- pleted drop tests successfully. Erik

II, at 95 feet, is the longest length synthetic debarkation ladder ever approved by the USCG, and meets

SOLAS specifications.

The steps of the ladder can be replaced simply in the exact same manner as the original construction, and the ladder is easy to fold and store. Erik II steps are international orange for safety and are made of

Dupont® Hytrel® polyester elastom- er.

For a free catalog, technical draw- ings, literature or additional infor- mation.

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BP Offers 60-Page

Brochure On


A 60-page pamphlet is being of- fered by the BP Company Limited, on their facilities, capabilities and history.

The thorough publication con- tains text on the company's gas, shipping, pipeline, refinery, chemi- cal, coal, nutrition and computer interests. Furthermore, BP's techni- cal services, marketing, trading phi- losophy, research, employment poli- cies, exploration and production are covered in the publication.

A list of principal BP companies worldwide in the back of the booklet includes: BP Chemicals group, BP

Oil group, BP Gas Ltd., BP Deter- gents International, BP Exploration group, BP Ventures, BP Nutrition group, BP Minerals group and BP


This impressive pamphlet is well organized and very informative. For a free copy of the pamphlet, "About


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Anixter Names Maze

Manager, New Wire

And Cable Facility

Anixter Bros., Inc., Skokie, 111., has named Jack Maze manager of its new wire and cable sales and dis- tribution facility in Maryland, it was announced by Bob Wilson, president of Anixter Wire and Ca- ble.

Mr. Maze joined Anixter Bros, in 1980. Since that time he has held a wide variety of sales positions, most recently in Local Area Networks (LANs) out of Anixter's New Or- leans wire and cable distribution facility. In assuming the responsi- bilities in his new position as man- ager, Mr. Maze has relocated to

Washington, D.C.

For a free brochure and full infor- mation on Anixter products and ser- vices,

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Farboil Offers Two Free

Directories On Marine

Coatings and Systems

The Farboil Company of Balti- more, Md., has published a directo- ry of their marine coating systems and a directory of their products.

Both publications are available from the company without charge.

The directory of marine coating systems offers some insight into the protective coatings produced by

Farboil. Special coatings are offered for weather deck, bottom, boottop- ping, topside, superstructure, and cargo space and ballast tank sys- tems. Each coating system offered for the various parts of the vessel, is broken into the categories of con- ventional and high-performance.

The specification charts listed un- der each category can be used to select the correct primer, antifoul- ing, new construction, etc. coating from Farboil's wide range of prod- ucts.

The recently published directory of products offers a listing of Farboil conventional, high-performance and military specification coatings, as well as solvents. Product code, pack- aging, color, viscosity, weight per gallon, solids percent volume, cover- age, recommended film, drying time, potential life and thinner/sol- vent are given for each product listed.

For free copies of both the Farboil directory of marine coatings and directory of products,

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Navy Awards Vitro Corp. $4.9-Million Contract

Vitro Corporation, Silver Spring,

Md., is being awarded a $4,945,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee con- tract for engineering and support services for Italian Navy Audace class ships. Work will be performed in Silver Spring and is expected to be completed by December 1989.

This contract is in support of a For- eign Military Sale to Italy. The Nav- al Sea Systems Command, Wash- ington, D.C., is the contracting ac- tivity (N00024-82-C-5232).

Todd Galveston Awarded $21.6-Million Modification

Of Second T-AVB Vessel

Todd Shipyards Corporation re- ported recently that the U.S. Navy had exercised options amounting to $21.6 million authorizing Todd's

Galveston Division to proceed with the modification of the S/S Great

Republic, the second of two C5-6- 78A Seabridge Class roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) container cargo type ves- sels into Aviation Logistic Support

Ships. The ships have an overall length of 602 feet and a beam of 90 feet.

The S/S Great Republic is sched- uled to arrive in Galveston by tow from the James River Reserve Fleet in Virginia after Christmas but pre- fabrication work will start immedi- ately on the major steel additions to the vessel. The action will return 100-200 tradesmen to work and will later provide jobs for 400 to 500 skilled personnel. Completion of the total conversion package is sched- uled for late summer 1986.

The first vessel, the USNS

Wright, is expected to be delivered by Todd Galveston to the Navy dur- ing March of 1986.

Todd Shipyards Corporation, one of the nation's largest independent shipbuilding and ship repair compa- nies, operates shipyards in or near

Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles,

Galveston and New Orleans.

For further information on Todd


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