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Waugh Company Delivers

More Than 100 Modular

Acrylic Bathroom Units

The Waugh Company, based in

Jacksonville, Fla., has manufac- tured and delivered more than 100 modular (acrylic) bathroom units to

North Florida Shipyard, Columbia

University, Marco Shipyard, Versa- tile Pacific Shipyard (Canada), U1- stein Hatlo Shipyard (Norway) and to a USCG cadet vessel.

According to the company, ship- yards are realizing the potential cost-savings and the advantage of not having to coordinate the multi- trades and materials necessary to complete bathrooms on board ships.

The Waugh Acra-Mold T/S Units are composed of a durable one-piece reinforced acrylic surface complete- ly outfitted with tile, accessories, plumbing and electrical lines. The delivery time is approximately 4-6 weeks.

For more information and free lit- erature from Waugh,

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Megasystems Introduces

Diesel Engine Analyzer —Literature Available

Megasystems, Inc., Delray Beach,

Fla., recently introduced a portable diesel engine analyzer (Portable

DOT/PC) to provide fleet or multi- ple engine site users with a means of tuning diesel engines and maintain- ing engine status documention to reduce fuel costs and detect operat- ing problems.

The unit enables users to analyze and tune various diesel engines and to store data on diskettes for record keeping, analysis and comparison.

The system, weighing less than 50 pounds, comes with a laptop com- puter, and a SC-350A combustion pressure sensor. An IP-1000 injec- tion pressure is available as an op- tion. A user can obtain engine crank angle information with a magnetic- based mounting kit which is in- cluded.

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Unusual Voith-Schneider

Propulsion System Adopted

For New Dutch Ferry

The Voith-Schneider-propelled double-ended Dutch ferry Molengat has been operating successfully be- tween Den Helder and the North

Sea island of Texel, Holland, for about 10 years. Due to the increase in traffic on this route, the operator of the line has ordered a new ferry with approximately 30 percent more capacity, to be built at Verolme

Scheepswerft, Heuseden B.V.

The new vessel, with an overall length of 362.5 feet, breadth of 59 feet and draft of 12.5 feet, is also to be powered by Voith-Schneider pro- pellers. It will be able to carry approximately 250 cars on two decks, and about 1,500 passengers.

Since larger propellers were not to be used because of the draft, an unusual type of propulsion system for VSP double-ended ferries, with four propellers, was adopted: two at either end of the vessel. The propel- lers are controlled from the bridge by means of the electronic control system developed jointly by Voith and Siemens. To facilitate opera- tion, two propellers are combined in one transmitter unit and controlled as one unit.

Each propeller is driven by two three-phase AC squirrel-cage mo- tors, each developing 625 kw at 1,500 rpm synchronous rotational speed, arranged in tandem. The mo- tor output shaft is connected to the input shaft of the reducing gear unit, which is flange-mounted on the propellers, by means of hydrau- lic couplings with deceleration chambers. On reaching the opera- tion speed, the coupling connects rigidly. The open water speed wil be approximately 14 knots.

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Communications services through COMSAT include voice, computer-to-computer data transmission, facsimile, daily news digests and other specialized telex services. Your chief engineer can even transmit engine monitoring information to your home office via COMSAT.

Using COMSAT's satellite services, tanker and bulk operators can efficiently redirect their ships to the port of best economic opportunity.

This also reduces fuel and operational costs. ©1989 John McGrail

SeaMail,SMthe only electronic mail system dedicated to maritime services, lets you transmit text and data to and from your headquarters, a single ship or a whole fleet. SeaMail also gives you access to a database for weather information, news services and engineering drawings.

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