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GF Piping


Turbodrive 600 HCT Waterjet Methanol to Hydrogen

HEAT-FIT is designed to bring light-

Castoldi launched its largest water- e1 Marine’s M-series methanol to hy- weight, corrosion-free thermoplastic jet to date, the Turbodrive 600 H.C.T., drogen generator has received approval piping systems to essential applica- geared for large vessels. It is equipped in principle (AIP) for marine applica- tions onboard ships. The ? re-retardant with an integrated gearbox (certi? ed tions from Lloyd’s Register, which has pipe jacket system has been approved for heavy duty ratings), with hydraulic also con? rmed that ? nal approval for by DNV, Bureau Veritas, ABS and clutch, that with its numerous gear ratios the technology is possible, including for

Lloyds Register. As a result, GF Piping allows a match with any engine on the inland waterways, when following in-

Systems offers complete solutions that market. The waterjet is also equipped land waterway regulations. Through e1 can be implemented throughout the with all bearings oil lubricated, impel- Marine’s patented hydrogen generation entire ship. HEAT-FIT is compatible ler shaft protected within a housing and technology, fuel cell-grade hydrogen is with the ecoFIT range of polyethylene the advanced patented Clear-Duct un- generated from methanol and water. It pipes and ? ttings designed for fresh clogging system to back-? ush the intake can be delivered on-site, on-board and and sea water applications, as well as while opening the protection grid. on-demand for use with fuel cells to water and wastewater treatment. The generate electricity or to supplement the new pipe jacket system is made of two standard fuel of a conventional engine.

TPU layers with a scratch and stain re- sistant outer ? nish. Between these TPU layers, HEAT-FIT encloses a high-tem- perature ? berglass fabric as well as an intumescent coating. Together, these materials protect the ecoFIT pipes and ? ttings against ? re with a temperature of up to 1000°C for 30 minutes at a pressure of 3 bar. At the same time,

HEAT-FIT is only 3.5mm thick to en-


Sea Machines Castoldi able quick install in new builds or ret- ro? tted on existing ships without hav-

SM300 gets ABS Approval Thrustmaster USCG Deal ing to modify the piping system.During

Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 sys- Thrustmaster of Texas won a contract its development phase, HEAT-FIT was tem aboard the Foss Maritime Company to overhaul the thrusters for the U.S. subjected to a wide range of tests in tug Rachael Allen achieved a key mile- Coast Guard’s 175-foot WLM vessels. order to ensure a safe and reliable op- stone. The American Bureau of Ship- The multiyear contract, awarded by the eration. These included ? re resistance ping (ABS) veri? ed the design of the U.S. Coast Guard Surface Force Logis- of the pipe sleeves and accessories like

Foss harbor tug out? tted with the Sea tics Center (SFLC), will see Thrustmas- pipe hangers and ? anges in accordance

Machines SM300 autonomy system. ter fully overhaul to a like-new status with IMO Res. A753 ? re endurance L3

Rachael Allen will ? rst leverage the Sea the primary propulsion system for these

Code. HEAT-FIT also underwent sur-

Machines’ autonomy system for routine icebreaker/buoy and construction ten- face ? ammability, smoke and toxicity transit and stand-by operations, and then ders. This effort will allow the Coast testing in accordance with IMO A653 trial remote piloting from a shore-based Guard to continue to support the impor- 2010 FTP Code Part 5 and Part 2. Fur- command center. The SM300 transit au- tant missions of these vessels for years thermore, the components were water- tonomy and station keeping are provid- to come. This contract will be executed proof tested with seawater, diesel-fuel ed by interfacing with the Kongsberg- at Thrustmaster’s 300,000 sq.ft. facility contaminated water, as well as salt wa-

MTU propulsion system controls. in Houston, Texas.

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