Energy Ef Ciency

  • Emulsion Fuels International, Inc. (EFI), New York, N.Y., a leading developer of products that enhance fuel efficiency, has entered into a supply agreement with Performance Chemicals Division of Exxon Chemical Americas of Houston, Texas, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of petrochemicals, from basic chemical feedstocks to small volume, high-performance specialties, it was recently announced by EFI president David Robinson.

    Under terms of the agreement, Exxon Chemical will provide a series of specially formulated products to EFI on an exclusive basis.

    These chemicals, along with EFI's specially designed mixing equipment, are a key element in producing stable water-oil emulsions.

    EFI is the developer of the energy- saving emulsion EF-6, a low-cost, ready-to-use mixture of oil and water that is used in hundreds of commercial, industrial and apartment buildings as an alternative to common #6 fuel oil.

    The technology developed by EFI overcomes the combustion deficiencies of fuel oil by increasing thermal efficiency by up to 12 percent and reducing emissions of harmful particulates into the air by up to 90 percent.

    EFI has documented this improved performance in field tests conducted by independent environmental testing laboratories.

    Since its introduction in 1982, over 100 million gallons of EF-6 have been produced and sold by oil cgyo-mpanies using the EFI technolo- Because EFI has found that different fuel oils on the market require different stabilizers, the agreement with Exxon Chemical will allow EFI to apply its technology to produce emulsions for a wider variety of fuel oils. EFI will run daily tests on fuel samples at its laboratory in Thorofare, N.J., to determine which of these formulations will be used for each type of oil.

    EFI will also use Exxon's chemical products to penetrate new markets.

    Currently, an EF-6 fuel made with Exxon Chemical products is being tested at a major electric utility for the first time to solve particulate emission problems.

    "Utilities are having problems meeting air pollution standards because the asphaltene-heavy fuel oils they use don't burn cleanly," stated energy scientist Dr. John Dooher of Adelphi University Energy Center.

    EFI's technology reduces particulate emission and stack buildup, thus providing utilities—which burn over 200 million barrels of oil a year—an alternative to investing in multimillion-dollar stack collection equipment.

    The supply agreement with Exxon Chemical Americas will also assist EFI in its project to apply emulsion technology for use in steam generating ship boilers and in large maritime diesel engines that operate on #6 bunker fuel. Over 150 million barrels of oil are burned in these vessels.

    The benefits of mixing water and oil as a means of boosting energy efficiency have been known for years. Because fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, only burn on their surfaces, some of the fuel is not burned.

    The unburned carbon is deposited in the boiler as soot or goes up the stack as an emission. By adding water to the oil, the surface area of the fuel is increased when it is shattered into tiny droplets, thus allowing more thorough combustion and cleaner burning.

    Previously, this process was difficult and required complicated and expensive mixing equipment to be installed on heating systems. EFI's sophisticated approach to the problem created a breakthrough. By discovering the technology needed to produce a stable mixture of oil and water, EFI can install special mixing equipment at distribution centers, allowing oil companies to mix and handle EF-6 just like regular fuel oil.

    Tests conducted in Washington, D.C., and at Rockefeller University in New York City demonstrate the improved performance of EF-6. In Washington, D.C., where environmental restrictions on particulate emissions effectively prohibit the burning of #6 oil, tests show that EFI's fuel formula reduces particulates well below allowable levels. Because of its effectiveness, EF-6 has been approved by the D.C. Bureau of Air & Water Quality.

    Boilers at Rockefeller University in New York City also found the advantages of EF-6. These boilers, which are similar to the kind used extensively by industry, contain sophisticated computer monitoring equipment that allowed measurement of the effectiveness of EF-6.

    The data from those tests demonstrates that EF-6 burned more completely and cleanly than conventional fuel oil. Thus, burning EF-6 offers a cheaper alternative than higher priced distillate fuels or multimillion- dollar stack collection equipment.

    EFI is continually improving its product performance. The quality control laboratory recently established in Thorofare, N.J., runs extensive stability tests on fuel samples.

    In addition, a team of combustion engineers regularly conduct onsite efficiency and pollution control tests to assure EF-6 is producing desired results for customers.

    Some of the country's largest fuel oil marketing companies are major customers of EFI, including Apex Oil Co., Steuart Petroleum Co., Northville Industries, Gladieux Refining, Burnside Fuel Co., Swann Oil Co., and other regional fuel companies.

    With current sales at $1.5 million, EFI projects its agreement with Exxon Chemical will help push revenues past $5 million by the 1985-6 fiscal year.

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  • Bristol-based Brunei Limited has developed radical new coating systems for the marine industry. The aim has been to create the most durable, efficient and environmentally friendly available. To marry the owners' needs for hull-effi- ciency, long docking intervals, and short downtime, with those of

  • New Orleans-based Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. recently announced that it has agreed to acquire 100 percent ownership of Argonaut Line, Inc., the parent company of U.S.-flag ship operator Farrell Lines, New York, N.Y. "The combination of Farrell and Lykes will be an improved service for our customers

  • The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently heard a presentation on "Outfitting With Double Bulkheads" given by Warren Peterson, international marketing director of E.F. Hauserman Co., of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Peterson demonstrated the laborsaving

  • Kelmar J. Funk has been appointed vice president of sales for J e f f b o a t , Inc., and Eugene F. (Gene) Carrigan has been named director of sales. The men previously held the positions of director of sales and sales representative, respectively. Jeffboat, a major builder of barges and towboats

  • Throughout the world, shipping companies are converting to less powerful but more efficient propulsion, switching to diesels, or striving to get a better handle on fuel consumption in both diesel engines and steam turbines. A New O r l e a n s - b a s e d technology company, U l t r a P r o d u c t

  • The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced that the 1986 Chesapeake Marine Engineering Symposium is to be held on January 24, 1986, at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va. The featured speaker for the reception and luncheon will be Rear Adm.

  • An international Ship Vibration Symposium will be held at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va., near Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday, October 16-17, 1978. The symposium will be jointly sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee and The Society of Naval Architects and

  • Laboratory at Port Hueneme, who discussed the Navy's activities in the area of Co-generation. Dr. Cooper began his talk by pointing out that the U.S. Energy Engineering program Write 318 46 is rapidly expanding from a current R.D.T. &E. effort that is funded at the $7-million level to one that will

  • The 7th Ocean Energy Conference, sponsored by the Ocean Systems Branch, U.S. Department of Energy, will be held June 2 through 5, 1980, at the Shoreham Americana Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme will be "Ocean Energy — A Time for Action." The conference will address the many facets of ocean

  • gas prices has predictably cooled a number of offshore renewable projects, there is a palpable change regarding the way in which the world views renewable energy. Renewable energy projects, at one time merely serving as window dressing, are slowly weaving their way into the mainstream energy mix, with European

  • When one thinks of offshore renewable energy, one usually thinks of offshore wind.  For the first time progress is being made in the U.S. to develop offshore wind resources. The first steel foundation jacket has been placed in the ocean floor to support the Deepwater Wind project off the coast of Block

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    two days. The afraid that’s the way it will stay. when it comes to global trade policy. I And, you might even be right about all lead executive from the energy ? rm told Negotiating trade with a country where do. of that. his subordinates (that would be Harry environmental standards are lacking, When

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    P PRODUCTS NEW FROM NORSHIPPING MIROS Speed Through Water OSM Maritime’s OSM ON Miros launched Miros Speed Through Water, a OSM Maritime dry-mounted, radar-based system. “Access to ac- introduces OSM curate speed through water data will enable im- ON, which uses provements in the application of ship

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    P PRODUCTS NEW FROM NORSHIPPING Shell Brings 58% Cost Savings Shell Marine’s medium-speed engine oil Shell Gadinia proved its value with PT Indo Container Line (ICON Line), which con? rmed that reduced lubricant consumption led to longer oil-drain intervals and costs down by 58%. Calculations made

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    and the additional fuel used to power the scrub- bers, Strandberg offered the follow- ing, “you will consume a little bit more fuel because of the energy [required to power the scrubber], but to cooperate with HFO then the scrubber is the best alternative… Either you can re? ne it twice [at the

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    , design re? ne- ments such as hull optimization and propeller optimi- zation, and enhancements to design ef? ciency, such as those mandated by the IMO’s Energy Ef? ciency De- sign Index (EEDI)”. Central to the discussion were minimum emission per tone-mile which must be met to achieve 2030 and 2050 IMO

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    robots and drones with infrared cameras to look for hidden wind blade damage to keep blades operational for longer and drive down the costs of wind energy. INSET: Tom Rice, left, and Dennis Roach of Sandia National Laboratories set up a crawling robot for a test inspection of a wind blade seg- ment.

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    may help lower the cost of wind the ground the inspector rappels down a using phased array ultrasonic imaging. composite material. This one-stop shop- energy at a time when blades are getting wind blade tower or maneuvers a plat- The scanner works much like the ultra- ping of inspection and repair allows

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    T TECH FILES FUTURE FUELS Future Fuels Ammonia as Marine Fuel According to research by C-Job Naval Architect, C-Job Naval Architects. “So I power generation options, the Solid Ox- fueled by its own cargo as a concept,” Architects, ammonia can be safely and expect around 10 years will be needed ide Fuel

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    T TECH FILES FUTURE FUELS Hydrogen: The rise of bulk Hydrogen in Norway By Joseph DiRenzo, PE Imagine a power distribution network where excess renewable energy from hydropower, wind, solar, and nuclear energy is converted to hydrogen and used as transportation fuel in the mari- time industry. With the allure

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    water, but this is blue water meet, a critical corridor trans- conveyor belt of barges. historic.” President and CEO, Port of New Orleans, a key porting energy supplies and an estimated With all of its impressive facilities, sys- The high water impacts all levels of op- stakeholder in the region; and Admiral

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    Flying into New Orleans with Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant, USCG, provides a ‘birds eye view’ on the robust and diverse business in and around the lower Mississippi River. Photo: Greg Trauthwein ADMIRAL SCHULTZ ON U.S. SHIPBUILDING ast month Maritime Reporter of shoreline, 25,000 miles of navigable

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    Associated Terminals & Turn Services run an impressive mid-stream cargo transfer operation in the Mississippi River. Historically high waters and swift currents in this critical waterway challenge the speed, ef? ciency and safety of all river-borne operations. Photo: Greg Trauthwein www.marinelink.com

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    ROILING ON THE RIVERS The U.S. waterways are a critical transport in- frastructure to keep $5.4 trillion in commerce ? owing annually. But the need for infrastruc- ture investment and historically high waters threaten the ef? ciency of the system. By Greg Trauthwein 36 Maritime Reporter & Engineering

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    full ship power on one engine, if needed. Like an offshore wind-turbine instal- lation vessel or cable layer, the Giant needed redundancy. Tighter energy management rules demanded ef? ciency, hence the three DC hubs and EBLs in- stalled for battery loops. An auxiliary generator added the variable

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    there’s someone they can talk to. Yaska- wa’s The Switch — a Japanese industrial giant’s European environmental tech business — is offering one-stop wind-energy shopping. As with shipping, you can order permanent magnet generators, drives and converters for your wind turbines. Take heart. The lingo is the

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    S SOFTWARE: THOUGHT LEADERSHIP SOFTWARE Data: A clearer view to SECURITY GUIDE- LINES ClassNK released its Guide- lines for Software Security to vessel safety performance assist with risk management focused on software used Port State Control inspection records It seems obvious that ships will ben- onbo

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    S SOFTWARE: THOUGHT LEADERSHIP Reclaim your ‘in’ box s the most universal method nied a connection. B FLEET ARE of electronic communication After a connection is established with MONITORING yet devised, e-mail is ines- a reputable mail relay server, each in- FOR RED Acapable – even at sea. Yet its

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    S SOFTWARE: THOUGHT LEADERSHIP Compass leads the way As YILPORT Rolls Out the Navis’ Compass Visual Work? ow Management Application, the collaborative tool promises improved planning and greater visibility across ? ve terminals. And, that’s just the beginning. By Joseph Keefe n May, Navis announced that

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    D DESIGN: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD Rik van Hemmen Rik van Hemmen is the President of Martin & Ottaway, a marine consulting frm that specializes in the resolution of technical, opera- tional and fnancial issues in maritime. By training he is an Aerospace and Ocean engineer and has spent the majority of his

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    his real name) was a young fastest growing economy, China. Brace No More Signing Ceremonies negotiation to solve trade differences attorney for a large energy out? t based yourself: this won’t be a popular read, As the current trade spat evolved over with the United States. It is common to in the Bayou

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    practice in admi- ralty, insurance and reinsurance, including litigation, maritime claims, insurance coverage, marine insurance, sal- vage, regulatory and energy matters. Schultz is a seasoned litigator, focusing on admiralty and maritime matters, including cargo claims, personal injury defense, charter party

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    place offshore without distinguishing between projects velopments, we understand discussions is brie? y visiting the vessel in a consult- related to energy development on the that produce minerals or other energy. with relevant Coast Guard, CBP, and ing capacity, or shoreside personnel who OCS. Many