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Coatings & Corrosion Control systems, the cost of maintaining the units is minimal. "The cell assembly is designed for high velocity so that the cell may be flushed while in operation, notes Louis Lombardo of USFilter's

Electrocatalytic Products. "This pre- vents calcareous deposits within the cell assembly and serves to protect the coat- ed cells for approximately five to seven years."

According to Lombardo, the

Chloropac unit operates efficiently in a wide range of seawater temperatures. "The unit is designed to continue operat- ing in seawater below 14 degrees C, the point at which other systems shut down.

Ships remain protected throughout the world's oceans," Mr. Lombardo con- cluded.

Designed for the needs of large and small vessels, the Chloropac system is typically installed in machinery spaces near seachests, avoiding long pipe runs, while the air-cooled controller/ power supply is conveniently placed near the generator flat.

The sodium hypochlorite output of the cell is directly related to the current passing through it. This allows for auto- matic operation and control of output. In fact, the DC cell power allows for adjustments in output between 0-100 percent.

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Litton Avondale Holds

Keel Laying Ceremony

Litton Avondale Industries laid the keel of M/V Polar Discovery on August 28 for Long Beach, Calif.-based Polar

Discovery. Formally known as Arco

Tankers, the company contracted Avon- dale to build this vessel, which is the last part to a three-part series of Millennium

Class tankers that will transport crude oil from Alaska to the U.S. West Coast.

The tanker, which is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter 2002, is the final chapter in this Millennium series that began with Polar Endeavour and Polar Resolution. Both vessels will enter the Alaskan trade upon their deliv- ery in 2001. Measuring 895 x 152 x 86 ft. (272.6 x 46.2 x 26.3 m), the vessels' namesake is in honor of explorer Cap- tain James Cook. They are the premiere new crude-oil carriers built for Alaskan trade in accordance with the Oil Pollu- tion Act of 1990.

Constructed with double hulls, the tankers will boast double independent engine rooms, twin propellers and twin rudders. In addition, the tankers will hold all cargo, fuel and lubricating oils isolated from the ship's side by ballast tanks or void spaces. The tanker trio will be powered by twin 11,060 kW slow-speed diesel engines employing a 2,206 kW bowthruster at a design speed of 16.5 knots loaded and 17.5 knots in ballast. Polar Discovery's tanks will house more than one million barrels of cargo at full capacity and 125,000-dwt of cargo for Puget Sound, Wash.

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Vice Admiral Card joins ABS

Vice Admiral James C. Card, recent- ly retired Vice Commandant of the U.S.

Coast Guard (USCG) has been appoint- ed vice president - Technology at the

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Vice Admiral Card will report to Dr.

Donald Liu, senior vice president, and will be based at the ABS Corporate

World Headquarters in Houston. He will assume his new duties in early October.

Vice Admiral Card holds Master's degrees in naval architecture and in mechanical engineering, from MIT. and is a 1986 graduate of the Industrial Col- lege of the Armed Forces.

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