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New Engine Analyzer Reduces
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The BETA 250 Engine Analyzer helps an operator deter- mine the condition and efficiency of main propulsion engines and ship service diesel generators.
The new BETA 250 from PMC/BETA Corpo- ration, Natick, Mass., is a dedicated, micropro- cessor-based marine engine analyzer that ena- bles an operator to determine the condition and efficiency of main propulsion engines and ship service diesel generators. The company reports this can result in 5 to 15 percent lower fuel costs, reduced maintenance costs and increased engine output.
The data furnished by the BETA 250 enables more accurate loading and tuning of engine cylinders to improve operating efficiency. Also, the early detection of mechanical flaws such as broken or cracked rings and improperly operat- ing valves permits corrective action before such flaws cause needlessly expensive repairs and reduced efficiency.
Cost benefits are accrued through: (1) deter-
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A four-trace CRT displays cylinder pressure versus volume diagrams, pressure versus crank- angle diagrams, and vibration or ultrasonic ver- sus crank-angle.
In addition to the CRT displays, five digital panel meters display such cylinder performance information as rpm, peak pressure, angle of peak pressure, horsepower and mean effective pres- sure.
An instant replay capability lets users cap- ture, store and playback, one frame at a time, the pressure data from the 16 most recent engine revolutions. Thus, the P-V curve of a par- ticular engine revolution can be displayed and analyzed as in real time.
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American United Marine Wins
For TFC Compactor Sales
Show above during presentation of the Top Achievement
Award in 1988 are, left to right: Peter Lombard, president, and John Lombard, vice president, AUMC, and Larry Kline, national accounts manager, TFC Corporation.
American United Marine Corp. (AUMC),
Saugus, Mass., has been awarded the Top
Achievement Award in 1988 by TFC Corpora- tion, Minneapolis, Minn., for sales of Pollution
Packer waste compactors to the maritime indus- try.
The award was presented to Peter and John
Lombard, principals in The Saugus firm.
The TFC Corporation has been involved in maritime compactor applications for nearly two decades with installations in U.S. Navy and
Coast Guard ships as early as 1974.
Subsequent maritime sales for these compac- tors have included offshore oil rigs and U.S. for- eign merchant ships. The worldwide popularity of the Pollution Packer line is due, in part, to these machines' ability to cube, bag, and box wet and dry wastes in sealable packages and to bale cardboard wastes as well.
Recent design advances in the maritime mod- els feature a rugged, "heavy seas" Door Stop and also a "Sea Legs" package to facilitate deck installations.
The AUMC firm has its headquarters in Sau- gus and operates sales and service offices in New
York City and Baytown, Texas.
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South Seas Catamaran To Build
Two Passenger Catamarans
For Use In U.S. Virgin Islands
Boatbuilder South Seas Catamaran, Inc.,
Cape Coral, Fla., which specializes in the con- struction of U.S.-designed catamarans, has re- ceived an order to build two 53-foot passenger catamarans for the Virgin Grand Hotel, St.
John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
The catamarans, which will each have a beam of 16 feet 6 inches and draft of 3 feet, will be used for multipurpose shuttle, dive and dinner service. The two vessels, the M/V Grand Style I and M/V Grand Style II, will have U.S. Coast
Guard Certificate of Inspection for 96 passen- gers, as well as international SOLAS Certifica- tion.
Each vessel will be powered by two Detroit
Diesel 6-71 TI diesel engines, supplied by John & Towers, driving through Capitol 1.5:1 ratio down-angle gears. Powered by the 430-hp low- fuel-consumption engines, the catamarans will be able to reach speeds of over 25 knots.
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