Authors from 13 countries will present more than 40 technical papers to some 2,000 delegates expected to attend the Fifth International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG-5) scheduled August 29- September 1, 1977, in Dusseldorf, West Germany.
Recent growth in ferry construction, particularly in the U.S., has been significant. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently reported that the U.S. marine transportation system annually transports 134 million passengers by ferry. Although the U.
Faster and lower-cost replacement of ships' alarm systems is now an option for vessels struggling with costly maintenance of old monitoring equipment. Existing control panels can be used, and the upgrade even carried out, while the vessel is under way.
Geislinger GmbH recently delivered its biggest torsional elastic coupling — a coupling with an outer diameter of 2.8- m and a weight of 36.3 tons. The coupling will be built into the drive line of a VLCC tanker, with an energy saving counter-rotating double propeller.
The advent of increasingly advanced technology used onboard boats, rigs and ships, and the computers and software designed to make them work, has resulted in the demand for a new breed of ruggedization. While rugged computer equipment has been used for years in many industries,
Sub-Sea Systems has announced the formation of a new joint venture company headquartered in Houston. SUBMAR, Inc. is owned jointly by Sub-Sea Systems of Escondido, Calif., and John Brown and Company, Ltd. of London, England, through its subsidiary, UDI Group, Ltd.
In its nine-year history, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has become the world's leading international technical forum devoted to the development of offshore resources and protection of the ocean environment. OTC is an interdisciplinary meeting
Gems Sensors Division, Plainville, Conn., recently published a new 16-page catalog describing solid-state Safe-Pak and Zener Barriers that protect instrumentation or equipment in potentially hazardous areas. The units render non-voltage producing sensors intrinsically-safe.
COMSAT Maritime Services recently performed a successful experiement transmitting a compressed 768 Kbps service from its Southbury, Conn., Coast Earth Station to the Queen Elizabeth 2 of Cunard Lines. The one-hour program containing NBC Nightly News,
The Maritime Administration has awarded a cost-shared reimbursable no-fee contract in the amount of $295,800 to American President Lines, Inc., 601 California Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94108, to analyze the characteristics of systems used