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July 2016 Issue

DECK GEAR
CABLE/CONNECTORS
POWERSYSTEMS
& SALVAGE


COVER
The InterOcean Systems Rig Anchor Release (RAR), a large acoustic release with 1.5 million-lb. load capability, being deployed in the Kara Sea in August 2015. The RAR is used for mooring large offshore platforms. (Photo Credit: InterOcean Systems LLC)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


ONBOARD DC GRID SIGNALS POWER CHANGE
John Olav Lindtjørn and Sami Kanerva (ABB Marine) look at the DC distribution power system for new energy storage/sourcing.

DECK EQUIPMENT DEALS WITH EXTREMES
Dieter Kleen (MacGregor) discusses Hatlapa deck machinery to help deliver equipment for the Yamal LNG project in the Arctic.

CABLE ASSEMBLIES FOR MANNED RESEARCH SUB
Amy Brown (BIRNS, Inc.) and Maximilian D. Cremer (Hawaii Undersea Research Lab) discuss a solution from BIRNS regarding connectors for the main power cable of Pisces IV.

FUEL MANAGEMENT FOR ENGINE MAINTENANCE
David Adorno (AXI International) explains how using clean fuel can help deliver more power and lubrication potential to the engine, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing environmental impact.

CAPITOL HILL OCEAN WEEK
Conference Review

CALIFORNIA FUNDS REPOWER MARINE VESSELS
Marcia Kull (Volvo Penta) looks at the Carl Moyer Program and how it has helped replace older, dirtier diesel engines on vessels with newer, cleaner technologies.

SUBSEA FIBER-OPTIC SYSTEMS FOR OIL, GAS PRODUCTION
Jérémy Calac (TE Connectivity) looks at fiber optics and how they enable real-time, long-termholistic monitoring when it comes to offshore drilling activity.

ADVANCED FIBER TECH FOR OFFSHORE
Jorn Boesten (DSM Dyneema) discusses how to raise performance while reducing total costs by replacing traditional steel wire rope or polyester rope with ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene, also known as Dyneema fiber.

ANTENNA DESIGN FOR MICROWAVE-BASED CONTACTLESS SUBSEA CONNECTION
José Carlos Reyes-Guerrero (University of Bergen, Norway) and Tomasz Ciamulski (WiSub) present their results from testing subsea high-frequency data transfer via EM signaling.

EVOLUTION OF GEOLOGIC MODELS OF OIL, GAS BEHAVIOR
Robert Chelak (CGG GeoSoftware) explains new techniques to create 3D models for a fuller picture of reserves.

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