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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    . new winch incorporates a handle and foot pedal at the right location Show your latest innovations in vessels, equipment and to maximize return on energy, har- services to over 7,700 maritime professionals. nessing the unused power of the 2 operator’s arms, legs and gravity. 12,000m of exhibition

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    Organization’s (IMO) more stringent SOx emission regulation, which is scheduled to become effective in January 2020. The ship will be about 23% more energy ef? cient (reducing CO2 emissions per unit of transport), exceeding the IMO EEDI phase 2 re- quirements that will become effective in 2020. In

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    V VESSELS 45m Cat for AZAM 18 Meter Fire-Floats for Bangladesh Robert Allan Ltd. has delivered a design of two unique ? re-? oats to Khulna Shipyard Ltd. in Bangladesh. The boats will measure 18.9 m x 5.3 m with a special hard chine semi-displacement hull designed for river service and ? tted with

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    and VLGC (very large gas carrier) that NYK will charter under a long- Innovative Developments aimed at the Exploration and term contract to Astomos Energy Corporation, pre-eminent lique- Development of the Arctic and the Continental Shelf, held ? ed petroleum gas (LPG) company. under the auspices of

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    M MARITIME MEDICAL CREW CARE “Medical care has to be managed by medical professional companies to ensure that cases are handled in the most ap- propriate way, crew members get highest quality of medical care at the most reasonable price. Additional requirements of GDPR put even additional pressure to

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    M MARITIME MEDICAL CREW CARE Crew Care: Managing Mariner Medical Care By Joe Keefe he competent authority shall as the population on shore enjoys. But, the embarking any mariner, a trusted 2012. There are several key aspects to require that, prior to begin- that’s not always the case. In case of

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    E EMISSION REDUCTION TECH FILES AMETEK Land Emissions Monitoring AMETEK Land, a provider of combus- tion ef? ciency and environmental pollutant emissions monitoring instrumentation, has launched two new continuous emission mon- itoring systems (PM-CEMS) to provide accu- rate and reliable measurement of

  • MR Nov-19#74  push boat ordered by BEHA- energy concepts for many maritime)
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    pursue and sell Norsepower Ro- tor Sail projects with support from Norsepower. The agree- ment was signed in Q3 2019. he Elektra push boat ordered by BEHA- energy concepts for many maritime areas – that an With the growth of Norsepower’s manufacturing capacity LA, Berlin harbor’s warehousing and lo- energy

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    E EMISSION REDUCTION SCRUBBERS the exhaust gases before they are dis- nance downtime, and offers numerous tractive capital and operational costs. offering exceptional ? exibility and the charged into the atmosphere, allowing a bene? ts including a customized ? exible The ENVI-Marine system really

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    . Studies by the US Department of have estimated that the price could be Furthermore, HSFO will continue to be tions come into effect - there will be Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory between USD100-300 per tonne more cheaper than LSFO in the years to come, 4,000 vessels with scrubbers installed

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    VOICES NICK BROWN, DIRECTOR OF MARINE AND OFFSHORE, LLOYD’S REGISTER what we believe will be prototype ves- LR research suggests that the cheap- as weather routing but these can only Digitalization has also enabled LR to sels, contracted and constructed in the est zero carbon fuels are going to be go

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    VOICES NICK BROWN, DIRECTOR OF MARINE AND OFFSHORE, LLOYD’S REGISTER 5 minutes with LR’s Nick Brown By Greg Trauthwein “LR research suggests that the cheap- est zero carbon fuels are going to be at least double the price of fuels today.” Nick Brown, Lloyd’s Register Photo: Lloyd’s Register To kick things

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    OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET for installation vessels. bon ? ber. There’s been a paradigm shift and ef? ciency, they are far ahead, but curve, Europe and globally.” But, while The prototype system was installed in in the largest players in the industry.” they’re a 120-year-old industry.

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    OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET 14-meter leg extensions to manage off- transport of higher and heavier turbine Delft Offshore Wind Turbine Concept tion between research partners TU Delft, shore sites with deeper water and higher components. (or DOT), in just one hour, using the ? rst TNO, Van

  • MR Nov-19#43 WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY
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    WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY Are the Z-drives as robust as conven- off the exterior edges of the propeller. you have more of an effect on slowing awesome, it is just a phenomenal orga- tional? No. But life is a compromise and You can have a cort nozzle that solves down the vessel at 90 degrees than

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    WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY “No vessel can maneuver a tow into or out of a dock as good as the Z drive. And then you start talking about bumps and bruises on your barges, a lot of which come when you’re docking and undocking ... the safety contribution that Z-drives makes to marine transpor- tation

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    WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY “It’s health, it’s safety, it’s security, it’s environmental, its quality and it’s training. That is our license to operate, and if we take care of those things ? rst, a lot of times everything else just falls into place. I like to say we are in a 5 mph business –

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    IHS Markit for the Bureau a mid-2019 report, offered that: “2019’s mand growth at 1%. In a discussion of as increases in demand have been mini- of Ocean Energy Managment), the top market started with some of the lowest demand for “? oaters” beyond 2019, the mal. Data from the International Energy half

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    Equinor has earmarked around 15 to 20% of its total annual investment for the development of new energy solution until 2030. Much of these resources are pegged for innovative projects, such as deepwater offshore wind energy farms, placed on barges. geted at clean energy projects. Present- ly, Equinor has

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    T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND Equinor Invests in Solar & Wind Energy in Brazil By Claudio Paschoa Scatec Solar and Equinor have ? rst major solar plant in Brazil in commercial operation. Equinor illustration of Hywind offshore wind farm in shallow waters off Scotland. Photo: Equinor ew technologi

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    was undertaken in the UK, something that needs to start now in the United States. Laura Smith, USA Director for Atlas Professionals from renewable energy? NJ wants to de- to the State’s economic development ported goods and services.” opportunities. She notes a sincere com- velop 3.5GW of OFW. Will

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    for Ameri- speci? cally, of? cials need to select one There are a number of reasons for this. serving, unfairly bene? ting one compa- ca’s Ocean Energy” focused on four fun- port as a regional center for offshore An OFW port requires vast space, unre- ny? Maybe there are workarounds for damental