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MMC Offers Free Catalog
On Tank Gauging Tapes
And Vapor Control Valves
For over 30 years, MMC International Corpo- ration, Inwood, N.Y., has been serving the mari- time industry by manufacturing tank gauging systems, both portable and fixed, along with a variety of vapor control valves widely recognized for their durability, reliability and ease of opera- tion.
Of even greater importance to shipbuilders and ship operators is the MMC record for con- stantly updating and improving these products to meet the stringent requirements of modern seagoing vessels.
All of the improvements are described in detail in a new eight-page color catalog that is now available from the company. MMC main- tains manufacturing and marketing facilities in
England and Japan to serve all their worldwide clients.
MMC's hand-held gauging tapes are mar- keted under the trademark "Flexi-Dip." They are designed for restricted and closed tank gaug- ing, via vapor control valves, to depths up to 120 feet. Special order tapes are available from 165 to 330 feet.
The gauging tapes are designed to measure ullage, interface (oil/water) and temperature.
There is one triple function model (trimode) which measures ullage, interface and tempera- ture in a single penetration. If only ullage and interface or ullage and temperature are needed, two bimode variations are available. There are two single mode units available for temperature or ullage only.
The company reports accuracies to +/- 1/8 inch linear measurements. All systems are in- trinsically safe via approvals from FM, BASEE-
FA, CSA or SAA.
MMC recently announced that it had been awarded a contract by Avondale Shipyards Divi- sion for the U.S. Navy, specifying that the new series of Navy T-AO fleet oilers would be fitted with MMC ullage/interface gauging tapes.
Since restricted hand-held tank gauging is performed in conjunction with vapor control valves, MMC provides a wide array of such devices. MMC offers a line of 6 different vapor control valves, which singularly or in combina- tion, can satisfy any customer's requirements or specific need.
The latest MMC vapor valve entry is its U-
Valve that can be installed directly on existing ullage hatches, without hot work or the need to gas-free tanks. This is a major advantage since it eliminates the need to remove the vessel from service to perform installation.
The new MMC catalog illustrates all of the gauges and valves available.
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Gulf Coast Fabrication
Delivers First Of Three
Wood Pulp Barges
Gulf Coast Fabrication, Inc. of Pass Christian,
Miss., has delivered the first of three 300-foot by 72-foot warehouse barges for Scott Paper Com- pany and McAllister Towing of New York.
The warehouses on deck can carry 360,000 cubic feet of wood pulp in bales or about 8,000 tons. They will carry the pulp from Nova Scotia,
Canada, to Chester, Pa., for processing.
Gulf Coast Fabrication operates shipyards in
Pass Christian and Port Bienville, Miss.
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Gulf Coast Fabrication,
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Campbell Shipyards Chooses
Sperry Marine Equipment
For New Class Seiners
Campbell Shipyards of San Diego has selected a complete suite of Sperry main steering gear and controls for five new "Super Pacific" class purse seiners now being built for U.S. and Kor- ean owners, according to R.E. Northcutt,
Sperry Marine Western regional manager.
Steering control for the 265-foot tuna seiners will be provided by Sperry's well-known SRP- 690 gyropilot. The Sperry Marine AP-8T mag- netic autopilot will be installed for backup to the gyropilot. Main navigation heading reference is by the Sperry Marine MK37E gyrocompass, used worldwide as the industry standard. Sper- ry's unique dual-flow Cub Pumps and actuating cylinders will complete the rudder control pack- age on all five of the new $12-million vessels.
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Sperry Marine products,
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