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Performance Metals: Aluminum Protection Equipment

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Whether it's an outboard, sterndrive or entire hull, aluminum needs special precautions to prevent galvanic corrosion, especially when used in salt or brackish water. Performance Metals Products offers a simple explanation of why safeguarding aluminum with aluminum is the wisest choice and what can be done to protect these valuable investments.

AkzoNobel Opens 'Mega-Warehouse'

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AkzoNobel, a global paint and coatings manufacturer, announced the opening of a newly-constructed mega-warehouse in La Porte, Texas. The new facility serves as a hub for all of the company’s Houston-area Marine and Protective Coatings warehouses in one central location.The state-of-the-art warehouse is operated by Palmer Logistics.

New Onboard Hull Cleaning Solution Launched

Photo: HullWiper

HullWiper Ltd’s eco-friendly hull cleaning technology is now available as a flexible onboard solution that allows all types of vessels to clean hull fouling on demand.The onboard version of the diver- and brush-free remotely operated vehicle (ROV) gives vessels on a tight schedule the means to perform

Austal Acquires ElectraWatch

Craig Perciavalle, president of Austal USA

Shipbuilder Austal USA announced today it has acquired privately held ElectraWatch, Inc. in an all cash stock purchase.   Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., ElectraWatch develops and deploys portable probe devices that help maintain aluminum structures. According to Austal USA, the acquisition

Aalborg's DPM Flow Meter with Multi-Gas Functionality

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Aalborg Instruments’ intelligent digital DPM precision multi-parameter gas flow meter is designed to measure mass flow rates, pressure, and the temperature of clean, non-corrosive process gases.The unit’s user-defined mixture functionality allows the user to create and store up to 20 custom gas mixes with up to five different gases each.

Robot Cleans World’s Largest Crane Vessel

Photo: Fleet Cleaner

This March, a robot called Fleet Cleaner was deployed to clean both floaters of Heerema’s semi-submersible crane vessel Thialf in the Port of Rotterdam.The Fleet Cleaner is equipped with a magnetic system that allows it to attach to vessels for cleaning above and below the waterline. The robot captures

Sulzer Unveils New Coating Dispensing System

(Photo: Sulzer Mixpac)

Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc. announced the availability of MIXPAC MixCoat Spray, a member of the MIXPAC MixCoat cartridge-based two-component dispensing system family. The portable Mixpac Mixcoat Spray pneumatic dispense system is designed for small volume applications, touch-up, and repairs, including pipeline repair and field joint coating.

YANMAR Cruises Into Alaska with Power to Spare

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YANMAR only recently arrived in the Pacific Northwest with its mechanical 6AYAM-ET diesel engine. It looks like they are here to stay.   In November of last year, YANMAR America and its guests officially opened the YANMAR EVO//CENTER in Acworth, Ga. Situated on 50-plus acres of land in Cherokee County,

New Bilge Pump Switch with Integrated Oil and Fuel Detection Sensor

BG-One Installation (Photo: Blue Guard)

Blue Guard Innovations has announced the general availability of the BG-One, a patent-pending solid-state bilge pump switch, oil and fuel detector. Having no moving parts or mechanical float switches, BG-One will automatically turn off the bilge pump when oil or fuel is detected, preventing potentially costly oil or fuel discharge.

New Coating Dispensing System

(Photo: Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc.)

Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc. has launched MIXPAC MixCoat Manual, a new member of its cartridge-based two-component dispensing system line. The lightweight MixCoat Manual protective coating dispensing system features a unique brush assembly on a manual dispenser, which increases stripe coating productivity and speed, the manufacturer said.