Marine & Offshore http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6617/more en A new weapon in the battle against corrosion http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/new-weapon-battle-against-corrosion <div class="field-byline"> Eduardo Perea, Sandvik Materials </div> <div class="field-deck"> Alternative annealing and alloying techniques can improve performance stainless-steel tubing used in hydraulic cylinders and other components. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alternative annealing and alloying techniques can improve performance stainless-steel tubing used in hydraulic cylinders and other components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/new-weapon-battle-against-corrosion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/new-weapon-battle-against-corrosion#comments Marine & Offshore Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:07:00 +0000 26091 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Make waves at OTC http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/make-waves-otc <div class="field-deck"> The annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) event is once again set to bring together thousands of professionals involved in offshore technologies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2013 will be held May 6-9 at Reliant Park, Houston. Perhaps the largest and most important event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection, OTC attracts more than 80,000 attendees from more than 110 countries and 2500 exhibiting companies, including a large number of fluid power component, system and service providers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/make-waves-otc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/make-waves-otc#comments Marine & Offshore Events Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:52:00 +0000 20391 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Wave energy presents new challenges http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/wave-energy-presents-new-challenges <div class="field-byline"> By Ingo Rühlicke, Hunger Hydraulics Inc. and Matthias Haag, Aqua Marine Power Ltd. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Hydraulic cylinders meet strength and maintenance requirements of wave-energy converters. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Aquamarine Power, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, is an alternative energy company with additional operations in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is currently developing its flagship technology, a hydroelectric wave-energy converter called Oyster. Aquamarine Power&rsquo;s goal is to develop commercial wave farms around the world to make renewable <img alt="" height="243" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2013/03/Folie-3-1.gif" style="margin: 5px; float: right;" title="Surge forces move the oscillator like an inverted pendulum, which can pivot a full 180°.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/wave-energy-presents-new-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/wave-energy-presents-new-challenges#comments Cylinders & Actuators Marine & Offshore Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:04:00 +0000 20381 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic fluids to meet EPA regulations http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/hydraulic-fluids-meet-epa-regulations <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Mary C. Gannon </div> <div class="field-deck"> Changes to EPA regulations for marine vessel operators means a change to environmentally hydraulic fluid is necessary. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With proposed changes to U.S. vessel discharge regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), vessel operators who have yet to adopt less hazardous chemicals into their operations must reexamine their lubricating, cleaning and degreasing practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/hydraulic-fluids-meet-epa-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/hydraulic-fluids-meet-epa-regulations#comments Marine & Offshore Hydraulic Fluids Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0000 20341 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Streamlined design clears up muddied waters http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-amp-motors/streamlined-design-clears-muddied-waters <div class="field-deck"> Streamlining and simplifying the hydraulic system design of the MudPuppy pick-up pump reduced costs and made for a more powerful underwater drilling machine. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Underwater drilling requires a simple, powerful system for tunneling through and removing sand and mud. This is why MudPuppy International, Apple Valley, Calif., uses Eaton products supplied by Spencer Fluid Power of Ontario, Calif., to provide the hydraulics muscle for its Sand Guzzler submersible, hydraulic-driven, pick-up pump and MudPuppy mud systems. These auxiliary drilling machines work in tandem.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-amp-motors/streamlined-design-clears-muddied-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-amp-motors/streamlined-design-clears-muddied-waters#comments Marine & Offshore Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:45:00 +0000 20331 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Offshore operator commits to biodegradable hydraulic fluid http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/offshore-operator-commits-biodegradable-hydraulic-fluid <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Jackson Offshore Operators, Harvey, La., is a marine services company supporting the offshore oil and gas industry. Officials recently announced that Jackson Offshore will be outfitting its Jet Drive Fast Crew/Supply boats with EnviroLogic 3046 hydraulic fluid from Terresolve Technology, Mentor, Ohio.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/offshore-operator-commits-biodegradable-hydraulic-fluid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/offshore-operator-commits-biodegradable-hydraulic-fluid#comments Marine & Offshore Hydraulic Fluids Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:11:00 +0000 19622 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Steering valves keep speed boats on course http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/steering-valves-keep-speed-boats-course <div class="node-body article-body">Go-fast boats typically can rip through calm seas at 80 knots or more. Built with a deep V fiberglass hull, these racing boats usually run 30 to 50 ft long and have a narrow beam (width, for you landlubbers) for minimal drag. Oh, and they may be powered by twin engines of 500 hp — that’s each, not in total. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/steering-valves-keep-speed-boats-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/steering-valves-keep-speed-boats-course#comments Marine & Offshore Hydraulic Valves Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:16:00 +0000 19591 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Testing keeps BOPs safe http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/testing-keeps-bops-safe <div class="field-deck"> Electrohydraulic controls help prevent oil well blowouts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Properly functioning blowout preventers &shy;&mdash; devices that keep oil wells from leaking under pressure &mdash; are critical pieces of equipment in an oilfield. Multiple blowout preventer (BOP) devices are typically stacked on top of one another for redundancy surrounding the drill pipe at the wellhead, Figure 1. It is their task to center the drill pipe, regulate the pressure of fluid down the well hole, and either clamp or cut off the drill pipe to minimize leaks.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/testing-keeps-bops-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/testing-keeps-bops-safe#comments Controls & Instrumentation Marine & Offshore Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:48:00 +0000 16391 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Explosion-proof I/P transducer http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/explosion-proof-ip-transducer <div class="node-body article-body">Model 950XP explosion-proof I/P transducer from ControlAir Inc. has a bleed rate of only 3 scfh, far surpassing new EPA rules about natural gas bleed rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/explosion-proof-ip-transducer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/explosion-proof-ip-transducer#comments Products Controls & Instrumentation Marine & Offshore Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:48:00 +0000 16091 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com The great ascent http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/great-ascent <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Shickel, Bosch Rexroth Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> An innovative, continuous jacking system makes installing and maintaining offshore wind farms safe, reliable, and efficient. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Weighing in at about 25,000 tons, the jack-up rig slowly rises out of the sea and comes to a stop high above the waves. These installation platforms serve the booming offshore wind farm market and are indispensable because their legs stand firmly on the seabed, even in rough seas. Work can be carried out safely, quickly and with a significantly wider operating window against hostile conditions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/great-ascent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-amp-offshore/great-ascent#comments Cylinders & Actuators Marine & Offshore Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:25:00 +0000 15931 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com