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While the offshore oil and gas market remains active, signs suggest that the proliferation of shale oil and gas finds in the U.S. could dramatically impact the higher cost, deeper water offshore industry long term.

Posted to Offshore Oil & Gas by Gregory Trauthwein on 4/2/2014 4:56:50 PM | with 0 comments


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Skuld wins the hearts of the Indian offshore players

Posted to Skuld takes the Indian offshore by storm by Joseph Fonseca on 11/23/2011 3:42:31 PM | with 0 comments


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Automatic optimization of marine diesel engine performance using loop control of the cylinder pressure process has been under development for a number of years at both MAN Diesel & Turbo and Wärtsilä. Targeting the slow speed two stroke engines, the key to successful implementation of automatic loop control is reliable sensors able to accurately measure cylinder pressure, providing key data to evaluate the fuel efficiency and engine conditions. Without automatic loop control, ship engines are tuned manually to operate within safe limits while leaving a safety margin for variations in fuel properties and operating conditions. Engines are poorly balanced between cylinders and are often outside recommended deviation limits resulting in increased fuel consumption and higher CO2 emissions. The benefit of auto tuning is that the cylinder pressures are balance and at the highest acceptable pressure offering reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. MAN Diesel & Turbo, ABB, and A.P.Moller have together been running loop control projects since autumn 2007.

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report by Keith Henderson on 8/27/2010 8:02:55 AM | with 0 comments


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Ships calling at various ports in India pose a threat if they do not have P & I and other relevant insurance cover



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