The oil used to lubricate the cylinders of large 2-stroke marine
diesel engines has to contend with high temperatures and acidic
products formed during the combustion of sulphur-rich bunker...
On January 8, 2020
A condition monitoring system is concerned with the early detection
of failure. Vibration monitoring systems, whether they use
traditional techniques based on displacement or acoustic emission
On July 31, 2019
Whether you choose distillates, liquefied natural
gas (LNG) or scrubbers to meet the new International
Maritime Organization (IMO) fuel regulations in 2020, it will
be even more critical to regularly...
On July 18, 2019
Container ships and other large marine vessels face a challenge in
complying with regulations of marine air pollution, meeting
shipping deadlines and waiting for laboratory analysis results of
On July 9, 2019
The maritime industry is currently going through significant
changes due to the introduction of tighter emission regulations. A
stronger awareness in preserving the environment has pushed...
On June 12, 2019
The ability to spot check the Sulphur content of fuel oil onboard a
ship will help shipowners and operators ensure compliance with the
latest IMO (MARPOL) regulations. From January 2020 the...
On June 11, 2019
Condition monitoring has a key role to play in every maintenance
programme and can be a valuable tool for optimising safety
standards, maximising operational efficiency, and enhancing
On January 17, 2019
Identifying potential issues before they escalate into fully
developed problems offers obvious benefits in all industries, from
manufacturing to sea-based commercial shipping. Preventive
On January 4, 2018
Compared to their land equivalents, marine engines have to shoulder
a much heavier burden. With highly capricious and volatile weather
that can vary from Arctic cold to equatorial heat, the...
On April 12, 2016
Rising tide of clean power. Gearbox lubrication and thorough
sealing of equipment in the Atlantis project. Turning on the lights
is taken for granted by most, yet with a quarter of...
On April 12, 2016
The global oil and gas industry is a highly competitive market in
which companies must be willing to adopt cutting-edge technologies
to get the most out of oil reserves, keep their operations...
On April 6, 2016
As of January 2015, ships working in emission control areas (ECAs)
have been obliged to comply with the 0.1% sulphur content for
fuels. With the ECA limits on sulphur now in much wider
use, more ships...
On December 31, 2015
For optimum renewable energy performance, power generation
equipment including transmissions, EHC drives, turbines, and
transformers depend on clean hydraulic fluids and oil. When a
On December 8, 2014
Cold corrosion is an unintended consequence of progress. Longer
piston strokes in new generation, fuel-efficient engines bring a
change in operating conditions within the cylinder liner resulting
On November 5, 2014
Fluid purification is an essential task at hydroelectric dams.
Water, entrained air and gases and solid particulates often
contaminate turbine oil and hydraulic fluid and must be removed on
On July 23, 2014