Marine Maintenance World Expo 2017
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Marine Maintenance World Expo enjoys Amsterdam debut!

Marine Maintenance World Expo and Conference (MMWE), which for the first time was staged alongside the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo at the RAI Amsterdam, offered visitors an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about the latest technologies in marine maintenance, while at the same time discovering more about the rapidly developing electric and hybrid propulsion systems sector.

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“We’ve had a great response to the new home for Marine Maintenance World Expo here in Amsterdam,” enthused Graham Johnson, managing director of UKIP Media & Events, which organises the international exhibition of maritime maintenance and repair technologies and services. “The fact that it is co-located with Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo has been a huge added bonus for visitors. Every conference session was full!”

New product launches from the show floor over the three days of the show included a testing kit for detecting catalytic fines, from first-time MMWE exhibitor, Martechnic.

“We are expecting some good visitors over these few days – good contacts,” said Frank Herholdt, Martechnic’s managing director, before adding that the networking, new technologies and resulting sales opportunities “make it worthwhile, and that’s why we are here for the first time”.

The new testing kit is used to detect catalytic fines (cat fines) in heavy fuel oil, which are left over from the refining process. “Because of the low-sulphur fuel regulations, there will be more and more cracking [of crude oil] which means more cat fines,” explained Herholdt. “To have an idea of how big the problem is on board, you have to have one of these kits.”

Elsewhere in the exhibition, UK-based Delapena Honing Equipment attracted many visitors to its stand to learn more about its hydraulically powered honing machine, which is capable of honing a wide range of components from cylinder liners to connecting rods. “Everybody needs a hole made better,” said Paul Lane, global technical support manager of Delapena. Honing restores the original cross-hatch pattern, which helps with oil retention. Speed of material removal is impressive – normally material removal to recondition a cylinder liner might take eight hours with a compressed air-driven honing machine, but Delapena claims its technology allows such a process to be achieved in 25 minutes.

Elsewhere on the show floor, SDT International’s live demonstrations of its ultrasonic products and technologies attracted visitors eager to find out more about the benefits of ultrasound for leak detection, tightness testing, predictive maintenance and automotive quality control. SDT said its ultrasonic products can be used in a wide range of applications, including hatch covers, cranes, doors and windows, hydraulics, switchboards, ventilators, winches and pumps. The range can also be used to test valves, cable transits, containers, engines, couplings, gearboxes, bow-thrusters, heat exchangers and pneumatic systems.

Another interesting innovation was on display on the Tero Marine stand. The company’s TM Master V2 forecasting module performs theoretical calculations of the true workload for a specified time period for maintenance work in the future, as well as the associated spares, costs and man hours required to carry out that work. All calculations are based on the component jobs within the database, their current status (last done) and the information attached to those jobs (required spares, personnel and other costs).

“In the long term, a customer can save substantial operational costs as they can prepare in advance what spare parts, consumables and time will be required to perform required ‘due’ jobs,” explained Nicolay Henschien, senior account manager, Tero Marine. “The benefit of using this module within TM Master is that the user can gain a foresight into which months are going to be expensive and when a recruitment drive may be needed to bring in extra labour.”

Away from the expo floor, the conference proved extremely popular, with visitors eager to learn more about the latest trends and technologies from the industry’s leading experts. In total, some 40 speakers spoke over the three days, including notable names such as Robert Conachey, senior principal engineer, American Bureau of Shipping, USA; Pierre C Sames, group technology and research director, DNV GL, Germany; Rod McGregor, development engineer, Defence Research and Development Canada, Canada; and Ian Cowper, warships head of platform engineering, Babcock International Group, UK.

 





EVENT OPENING HOURS
Tuesday 6 June 10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 7 June 10:30 - 19:00 *
Thursday 8 June 11.00 - 17:00

*free drinks party from 17.30 to 19.00hrs

Hall 11, RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Marine Maintenance World Expo 2017
RAI Amsterdam (Hall 11)
Europaplein
1078 GZ Amsterdam
Netherlands






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