Under severe Arctic operating conditions, a relatively new bearing material has outlasted traditional laminated-phenolic propeller shaft bearings by a ratio of about nine to one. The longer-lasting bearing was made from Thordon XL, an alloy of polymer and synthetic rubber,
Bills to combat foreign shipbuilding subsidies and to impose access fees on users of the Federal Maritime Commission's computerized shipping rate-filing system were approved recently by the House's tax-writing committee. Action on the foreign
Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa., announced it has acquired the Ryan-Walsh group of companies following approval by shareholders of the Mobile-based cargo-handling organization. The acquisition was made on the basis of 18.825 Dravo common shares for each of the 21,
Falmouth Shiprepair Limited, an A&P Appledore and Bellway joint venture, recently unveiled one of the most progressive working agreements in the United Kingdom ship repair industry, in an effort to speed up vessel turnaround and provide superior repair service to shipowners.
Deutsch Metal Components, Los Angeles, Calif., has announced the release of their new detailed Pyplok catalog which contains technical and dimensional information on the mechanically applied pipe connecting system. The catalog illustrates how