| Safety, Environment
The Scandinavian Yearbook of Maritime Technology
| Scandinavian Shipping Gazette
October 1, 2004
Maritime technology in progress
In this years edition of the Scandinavian Yearbook of Maritime
Technology we will meet authors from many disciplines within the
Finance and Insurance: Ever-cheaper money.
All major shipping banks and quite a few smaller ones are more than
willing to accommodate demands from quality owners for ever-cheaper
money, but for how long.
Estonia disaster from
an Estonian perspective. Estonia was the first
large Estonian passenger ferry and became a symbol for the young
nation. Here the SSG editor in Estonia, Madli Vitismann, gives us
an Estonian perspective on the disaster that ten years ago claimed
the lives of 852 people.
revolution in ship building?
Steel and light weight concrete sandwich construction may represent
new opportunities for the ship builders and ship owners as well
as being a step forward for everyone concerned with safety at sea.
Oil mist monitoring in the atmosphere.
Atmospheric oil mist detection will be mandatory in the future and
reliable detectors must complement double skin fuel pipes.
Alfa Laval and Benrad Ballast Water Treatment
System. Even though the ballast water problem is one of
the four greatest threats to the world's oceans, a solution has
proven to be a difficult challange. A treatment system must be not
only economical and effective but also safe and practical.
Pure broadband and Hybrid solutions During
the first week of September the first Sealink Acess terminal was
delivered on board the Swedish flagged chemical tanker Bro
Investigation of maritime helicopter operations.
The complexity of helicopter flight dynamics in the separated flow
behind the superstructure of a ship or oil platform requires investigations
in the time domain.
Epoxies vs Epoxy Mastics for maintenance.
During the major part of the last decade the corrision protection industry
has been discussing which product, Pure Epoxy or Modified Epoxies, that
best suit the different needs.
The picture shows pressure contours on a submarine (generic model)
with sail and rudders.
SSPA does more than model testing.
By using Compututional Fluid Dynamics it is possible to automate
the optimisation process.
Cargo lashing is a delicate matter. The
simulation program Seaman is able to simulate the ships motions
in any arbitrary seaway, considering the influence from both wind
A speedy approach to a new
hullform surface generation.
A new software application supports a way of creating an initial
surface definition, then continuously refining it to match the requirements
of the advancing design stages.
Extreme roll events in head seas.
The occurrence of parametric roll behaviour depends on several conditions.
The probability that all conditions are right is small. However,
parametric roll has caused significant damage on a container vessel
and if it occurs, it can result in considerable
The ballast-free tanker. The simplest
way to solve the problems connected with the
transportation of ballast water around the world is to create a
ship independent of ballast water.
SPS A stepchange in shiprepair
and construction. The Sandwich Plate System comprises two
metal plates bonded to a continous elastomer core, which form a
much stiffer and stronger system than a single stiffend metal plate.
The two elements act compositely which give the material its unique
Dual-fuel-electric LNG carriers
efficient and environmentally friendly. A new generation
of LNG carriers is reaching levels that can hardly be matched by
a single steam turbine. Dual-fuel-electric machinery is the most
suitable choice when powering LNG-carriers.
of wave energy to electricity. The wavepower is directly converted
into electricity by a linear generator consisting of insulated conductors,
NdFeB permanent magnet and steel of different quality like electroplate
| Also in this issue: News review, Market reports
and Bore X: Short career under Finnish flag.
Next english issue, Ports and Maritime Logistics, is due 29 October,
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