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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    Situational Aware- developed an international clientele in tions, ROS offers a choice of technology ness, as worldwide, ongoing pressure is the offshore energy, ocean sciences, and and products. being placed on the safe extraction and aerospace and defense sectors. Over www.rosys.com operation in energy

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    1,700-kilometer mission autonomously collecting ? sheries thus increasing mission ef? ciency. acoustics and physical properties of the sea surface. As part Looking back 20 years, we celebrate the progress and ad- of this multi-vehicle mission under the U.K. NERC/Defra vancements made in ocean observatio

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    Compared with historical data collected over centuries, this year suggest seismic motion was consistent with displacement new information will help scientists better predict geologic at the full convergence rate. From the results of his missions, activity. Dr. Chadwell concluded the Wave Gliders have

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    backed by The Switch — plus researchers, equipment and tinues to grow. Since Equinor’s launch of a HyWind pilot at infrastructure — the Sustainable Energy catapult will also Peterhead, Scotland, offshore wind has surged, led by ? oating provide production material and Unitech’s own prototype wind

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    The making of a (supply chain) star Wind is “the tech of choice,” the International Energy Agency said recently, just as a new report by the University of Delaware outlined the opportunity in U.S. of shore wind: 5,000 miles of of shore cabling and 1,700 turbines, it turns out, are bundled into current

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    Insignts Business The ? rst phase of Virtual Residency will leverage the en- the service sector. Some will respond with incremental change abling technology’s ability to achieve a correspondency ratio and some will respond with transformational propositions. similar to warehouse robotics. This results

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    Insignts Business long-term residence, many service companies are conducting the availability of vessel operations. We call this concept Vir- MTBF studies in underwater robotics. No matter how good tual Residency and the technology which ful? lls it - Aquanaut. a study is, and how well equipment is

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    T TECH FILES Canarias, and then repeating the process necessary passage plan information as is seamless. A report can then be gener- ministration duties on the bridge, cutting digitally through the NavStation. a navigator maps out a vessel voyage, ated at the touch of a button for inspec- the time

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    CRUISE SHIPPING • LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS “We are a shipping company, so to achieve an autonomous ship is not our objective: our goal is safer, energy ef? cient operations and more reliable logistics. Our goal is to be the most reliable cargo carrier. We see automation technology as supporting our objective