Ef Cient Trenching Technology

  • 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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  • in the process of building the world’s first deep sea mining vehicles for Nautilus Minerals. SMD’s Renewables business stream is dedicated to developing cost effective installation technology for marine renewable energy. The Company SMD is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote intervention equipment

  • in cold, corrosive conditions, withstanding pressures reaching 1100 bar. Various components for the new robots are being produced around the world before finally being assembled at University of Southern Denmark. Prof Ronnie Glud explains, “We argue that deep trenches, some of the most remote, extreme

  • remotely, delivering over 300 liters of fluid per minute at pressures up to 7500psi.  It fully actuates most BOPs in under 45 seconds, which safely and effectively seals the wellbore.   (As published in the July/August 2013 edition of Marine Technologies - www.seadiscovery.com

  • Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has completed a $7.5m boulder clearing and pre-lay trenching project which it claims has been one of the most successful ever conducted for the wind energy sector. As subcontractor to Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC), the Banchory-based subsea specialist completed 86 boulder

  • negative weight to sink, fixed flotation provides the displacement to float back to the surface once the anchor is released.Benthic landers are the most cost-effective way to get to mid-water or benthic locations. They can carry traps, samplers, and sensors. They can travel to any depth, and remain for short

  • R.J. Brown and Associates has been awarded a contract by Esso Australia Ltd. for the design of an underwater plow to trench-in a pipeline following its installation in Bass Strait, off Southeast Australia. The 23-mile 24-inch gas transmission line will connect the Snapper "A" production platform

  • James Fisher and Sons formed a new venture with Aberdeen based company KDM Marine – James Fisher Mass Flow Excavation – to jointly offer its subsea excavation capability and resources to the offshore industry in a single entity. JFMFE combines the specialist subsea excavation, de-burial and trenching

  • • Sonsub was awarded a contract by McDermott Incorporated to assist in the installation of a platform for Oryx Energy in High Island 385A in the Gulf of Mexico. Sonsub will mobilize a 75-hp Triton Advanced Remotely Operated Work System (AROWS) and a Viper Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to perform

  • AT&T has been awarded a $157 million contract to build a new undersea fiber-optic cable that will link the U.S. mainland to Hawaii in 1993. Known as Haw-5, the cable is the fifth to link Hawaii to the mainland and the second fiber-optic cable to do so. The cable, which will carry voice and data

  • this application. High wave loadings and strong currents at the seabed meant the vehicle had to have a minimum weight to guarantee safe, accurate working and efficient trenching operations, for example. Varied seabed soil conditions were also considered in the Hi-Traq’s design. The Hi-Traq’s four-track undercarriage

  • including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, UAE, UK and USA. UTEC has a global reputation for supplying technology in a streamlined, cost-effective and time-efficient way with people and safety always at the top of the agenda. Key arenas include construction support services where UTEC is

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    INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS: the Best of 2019 Shannon Reusable Insulation for Engine Ef? ciency Shannon Enterprises’ custom-de- signed insulation systems improve engine ef

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    INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS: the Best of 2019 FLIR Introduces M300 Series Marine Cameras FLIR Systems’ M300 Series is a maritime thermal camera deliver- ing advanced awareness-enhancing technologies, safer navigation, and seamless onboard integration. FLIR Dometic’s Combined M300 Series cameras are

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    PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Everett Ship Repair ECR Reinhart operation is ef? ciency: the elevators can unload 20,000 bushels – or 20 trucks – per hour, far eclipsing the previous capability of one truck per hour. “This project, combined with the investments we are making at Richmond Marine Terminal and

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    FIREBOATS SAFE BOATS DIVERSIFIED MARINE INC. Credit: SAFE Boats Credit: Jensen Maritime maneuverability and operability. Vessels capable of ? ghting Moose Boats M2-38 Fire Rescue Catamaran ? res from the water is not a new concept; over the years LOA: 38’-10” SAFE has helped agencies around the

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    W / 45 feet H / 28,000 DWT), the and to those who work aboard. The hull has been opti- ship will transport raw materials to support manufactur- mized for ef? ciency and all systems have been designed to ing throughout the Great Lakes region. The Interlake ensure low energy consumption. Steamship Company

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    two independent tank connection spaces attached rine Lab (DUML) is a hydrofoil-assisted catamaran and is an to the LNG tank, one for each engine. Clean, ef? cient and exemplary arrangement from Teknicraft Design. AAM is the exclusive builder of Teknicraft Designs in North America. well designed – Robert

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    new This vessel advances the traditional offshore support vessel maritime-based trade routes to assist in congestion mitiga- model and offers a cost ef? cient, comfortable, ? exible, and tion along several New York and Connecticut highways. safe alternative to helicopter transportation. The vessel’s

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    ; namely, the MV Delaware, MV Ain passenger demand. As passenger demand grows, New Jersey, and MV Cape Henlopen. MES provides mass so does the demand for ef? ciency and hybrid technology to evacuation via in? atable life rafts and vertical chutes that are be incorporated into ? eets. But what innovations

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    INSIGHTS Niels Aalund additionally serves on 14 regional and/or national com- President, mittees and boards, including such groups as Director at Large, Houston Ship Channel Security District, Lone Star International Propeller Harbor Safety Committee, Area Maritime Security council Club (AMSC)

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    Instrument LDM by addition, the pictures can be used to in- using the LDM tablet. MIT to Design Ship for Oldendorff HHI Power System Maximizes Ship Ef? ciency Oldendorff Carriers signed a research agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center yundai Heavy Industries for

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    Line Stena Line Test Drives AI, Saves Fuel Stena Lines completed a pilot project using arti? cial intel- ligence (AI) technology to predict the most fuel-ef? cient way to operate a vessel, the Stena Scandinavica on the Gothenburg – Kiel route, a technology test which report- edly helped to reduced fuel

  • MR Dec-19#35 GREAT SHIPS OF 2019
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    GREAT SHIPS OF 2019 Photo: Costa Cruises/Meyer Turku Costa Smeralda: 180,000 gt, LNG The cruise sector maintained its tor- a technology we were the ? rst to believe of-the-art audio-visual technology inside ination systems. The inclusion of LED rid pace of deliveries and innovation in, setting a new

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    GREAT SHIPS OF 2019 RV Atair: A (new) Star is Born The new research vessel received its While it is a medium-sized research tally friendly natural gas or diesel fuel. quirements for the “Blue Angel” eco- name on the occasion of its traditional vessels, it is the largest ship in the BSH In addition

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    rst 60,000 hours the engines and technology are proven to work, and the per- formance and safety aspects have been excellent. We’re achieving better fuel ef? ciency, and we’ve had no loss-of-power incidents due to the technology.” Paul Hexter, President, Waterfront Shipping s a general rule, ship- Mossberg