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  • Hoffert Manufacturing Company of Jacksonville, Fla., recently reported it has successfully produced, without the aid of Federal energy grants, a perfected fuel oil/water emulsion system called Fire-Brite. A Fire-Brite installation aboard a ship, according to the Hoffert announcement, has effected a dramatic saving of one barrel of fuel oil an hour or 24 barrels saved per day, resulting in an economic gain of over $500 daily.

    In a local shoreside installation, Hoffert reports a direct saving of 3.6 percent has been made in fuel. In addition, there has been reduced emissions to the atmosphere.

    Pollution control and energy savings has been the result of intensive research in the fuel oil/water emulsion field, according to Bill Patterson, vice president of the newly established Hoffert Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of Hoffert Marine Inc.

    Mr. Patterson brought out that excess air is detrimental, not only to efficiency by carrying the heat away from the boiler, but the unnecessary oxygen in this air is a source of oxidation for the formation of sulfuric and nitrous oxides.

    "Not only is the Fire-Brite fuel oil/water emulsion system dramatic in its savings, but it is dramatic in the quantitative reduction of sulfur oxides released to the atmosphere because the secondary atomization allows the boiler to be operated with minimum excess air. As the emulsified fuel burns more completely, carbon particulates released to the atmosphere are also diminished," Mr. Patterson said. He added that the boiler fireside remains clean, thereby adding to savings in boiler maintenance and keeping top efficiency.

    The Fire-Brite system utilizes a small percentage of water varying from 3 to 10 percent being homogenized in the fuel. This quantity of water takes the form of microscopic bubbles uniformly sized to 2 to 3 microns with each of the bubbles enveloped by a film of oil. When the emulsified fuel reaches the boiler furnace, each of the water bubbles bursts into steam, shattering its attendant oil envelope into a finely atomized mist that presents much more oil surface to the flame. It is this secondary atomization that allows the decrease of the percentage of fuel consumption upon the boiler design.

    Dr. Vito Agosta, noted international scholar and research scientist, is the designer of the emulsor used in the Fire-Brite.

    Dr. Agosta is professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York. Hoffert Manufacturing acquired the patent in March of this year.

    For further information and free literature on the Fire-Brite system from Hoffert Manufacturing, Write 18 on Reader Service Card

  • operated vehicles, as used in the oil and gas industry and in Renewables “The oil and gas industry is a global, highly competitive, and knowledge-intensive business with a high demand for eLearning and the use of competence management in eLearning continues to be popular,” said Richard Warburton, Managing

  • per/KW pricing; favorable financing schemes and grid ready power being generated within 3-5 years all along the east coast, close to the most energy intensive population centers of the US. In addition, he showed in one of his slides that offshore wind looks to be prominent with 450 GW of new capacity to

  • benefits of the all-electric, variable-speed propulsion system, including: •    Fast response times to improve ferry operation, handling and safety: Intensive testing proves that even under variable speed control, the system supports highly demanding dynamic positioning. This is especially critical for

  • in the over-the-counter market. Mr. Ablon said that the spinoff supports the Ogden strategy of emphasizing service activities which are not debt-intensive, capital- intensive or cyclical. He added that the capital commitments required to maintain and expand the OMI fleet would conflict with the services

  • , which as commissioned especially for the Chinese guests. "This long-standing and successful partnership with CSC is confirmation of our previous and intensive activities in the Chinese shipbuilding sector," emphasises Dr. Spindler. MAN B&W Diesel has profited from the shipbuilding boom by a large increase

  • that Newfoundland has been having discussions with such potential users as the Power Authority of the State of New York, and a number of energy intensive industries. Mr. Windsor also discussed other promising developments which offer new opportunities for investors. Thanks to the 200-mile limit

  • more practical for operators looking to replace or supplement traditional bunker-fuelled propulsion units.However, sourcing of hydrogen can be energy intensive. Without the incorporation of renewably generated hydrogen, the net impact on GHG gas for hydrogen produced by methane or similar processes is negligible

  • 30% of investment costs at the start of a project.  It is especially significant for offshore wind because such projects are particularly capital intensive making up-front benefits important. Projects qualify if construction starts before the credit expires.Project siting is still another unknown.  

  • simplified, de-featured models. Their low fidelity meant that, when CFD was used, the results needed to be validated and refined through expensive, labor-intensive fabrication and testing of physical models in wind tunnels.   But in a recent R&D project funded primarily by French multinational oil and gas

  • marine gearboxes incorporate the comprehensive experience derived from all spheres of transmission work and everything that close cooperation and intensive exchange of ideas between ZF development departments and engine manufacturers and shipyards worldwide can bring. ZF invests a large and ever

  • Ulstein Trading Ltd. A/S of Norway is offering a free color brochure on its high lift rudder, a result of intensive research and several years' experience in ship construction and manufacture of ships' equipment, which provides improved maneuverability and fuel economy. According to the brochure

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    E EMISSION REDUCTION SCRUBBERS Scrubbers: A 360-degree solution for shipowners and the environment By Scott Poulter, founder and CEO, Paci? c Green Technologies s part of the IMO’s com- vessel to LNG would be prohibitively ies being built are super-modern and will The second compelling reason to in- mitme

  • MR Nov-19#36 WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY
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    WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY The Southern Towing Company Pillars Every Southern Towing employee has a com- pany challenge coin (and the T-shirt!) embla- zoned with the company’s ‘pillars’. Ed Grimm describes what the pillars mean. • Success Through Commitment: “You have to be 100 percent; 100 percent

  • MR Nov-19#30 WORKBOATS THE OSV MARKET
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    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 30

    WORKBOATS THE OSV MARKET CAROLYN CHOUEST: Edison Chouest vessel working Paci? c waters. he fate of Offshore Service oil, slightly higher (with temporary (but slight) jit- for an uptick in 2020 and 2021 with Photos: Iain Cameron Vessels (OSVs) is, natural- nearby at around $60/ ters as an Iranian

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    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 27

    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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    T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND Public Of? cials Face Detailed Decisions – needed sooner, not later… AOT is working to develop a new port, speci? cally con? gured to serve Atlantic Ocean wind projects, on 30 acres along the Arthur Kill tidal strait between Staten Island and New Jersey. Boone Davis

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    November 2019 - Marine News page: 97

    PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Witt O’Brien’s, LLC Van Dijk García Naylor Martin Paczkowski Henschel Svitzer America Names New COO Svitzer has brought on board Arjen Van Dijk as its new CCO for Svitzer Americas. With more than 15 years in global shipping and transporta- tion, the Dutch maritime professional

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    VESSELS SCHOTTEL Delivers Propulsion for World’s First Emission-Free Pushboat eration of Maritime Systems at the Technical University of Berlin, will be equipped with rudderpropellers from SCHOTTEL. The hybrid canal push boat is powered by a combination of fuel cells, batteries and an electric motor.

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    VESSELS SAFE Boats Delivers 19th Boat to FDNY SAFE Boats International (SAFE) has delivered boats 17, 18 and 19 to the marine division of the New York Fire Department, all during the month of August. The three latest additions to the FDNY ? eet are 33’ full cabin boats, the most popular con? guration

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    November 2019 - Marine News page: 76

    TECHNOLOGY Digital Developments Continue Apace in the Workboat Space Sustainable, energy-ef? cient working practices and environmental regulatory compliance are among the hot-button topics driving the spread of maritime digitalization. By Vigleik Takle, Senior Vice President – Maritime Digital

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    TECH FILE: DECK MACHINERY A Step Up in Safety How NABRICO’s FASST Winder Winch created a safer work environment. reat ideas can come anytime, from anyone. For leg muscles in the process. NABRICO, a ? eld team member’s understand- NABRICO discovered a core issue with the tradition- Ging of the physical

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    November 2019 - Marine News page: 49

    PROPULSION pulsion vessel with the re? t scheduled cluding the fact that all of our marine several different technologies to build to begin in early 2020. To start the engines are classi? ed for HVO, syn- a platform that is available both today process, Volvo Penta ? tted the electric thetic diesel

  • MN Nov-19#42 PROPULSION
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    November 2019 - Marine News page: 42

    PROPULSION covers the power range of 1-22MW. shore engineering and construction group, where a RoPax Recent breakthrough orders in the ferry segment in- vessel equipped with the Azipod system was compared to a clude the Azipod propulsion system speci? ed for an LNG- conventional vessel with shaft line

  • MN Nov-19#40 PROPULSION
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    November 2019 - Marine News page: 40

    PROPULSION The ferry’s Aurora and Tycho Brahe, originally built in 1991,were converted to battery power with 4160 kWh batteries on board each vessel. The scope of the project also included battery racks, ABB’s award-winning power distribution system Onboard DC Grid, as well as energy storage control