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the products offered to the power generation industry, the

Kalb Corporation has begun incorporating a newly-devel- oped insulating material as standard in its HeatBlocker

Ultra Performance Exhaust Insulation blankets. This insulating material will replace the previously used ceramic fiber mat as the primary heat-attenuating bar- rier. Composed of a breakthrough in materials tech- nology, this calcium, magnesium, and silica compos- ite will extend HeatBlocker's effective temperature range to 1,832° F.

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NoFire Technologies

In December 1996, the IMO adopted amendments to the

SOLAS convention in regards to fire safety meas- ure for all vessels.

According to Regulation 34, nearly all exposed and concealed surfaces must have low flame-spread characteristics of smoke and toxic products. Since then, tests for both characteristics have been standardized to Resolution A.653(16), and

Resolution MSC.4M64), respectively.

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Sherwin Williams

Fast Glo Acrylic Safety Marking

Paint, a new product from

Sherwin-Williams Industrial and

Marine Coatings group, has a single component acrylic with phosphorescent luminescent pigment that enables the paint to glow yellow/green in the dark for up to four hours. Ideal for improving emergency preparedness, and a smart choice for marking aisle ways, emergency routes, and stairways, Fast Glo works to identify safe passage- ways in the event of a power outage or failure of back- up power systems. When exposed to artificial light,

Fast Glo can rejuvenate its glow-in-the-dark properties in 15 seconds. It can be applied by brush, roll or spray and is conveniently packaged in quart and gal- lon containers.

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When operating cost is important...

KMSS Automation Systems

KONGSBERG Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems

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Sigma Coatings U.S.A. B.V.

Developed from the success of Sigma Coatings'

SigmaAlphaGen series, SigmaAlphaTrim is a new gen- eration, tin-free antifouling. Designed to meet the 12 to 36-month dry-dock scheduled, the cost effective

Sigma AlphaTrim is also fully compatible with most antifouling systems already in existence. Ideal when upgrading from TBT self-polishing antifoulings,

SigmaAlphaTrim can also be applied as a one-coat system for 36 months service. Sigma AlphaTrim is designed for deep sea operating vessels with speeds of 15-25 knots and operational rates of 70-90 per- cent. The company has also researched and devel- oped Sigmaplane Ecol HA, which is a high activity ver- sion of Sigmaplane Ecol HS that provides fouling pro- tection - even under severe conditions.

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Thermax N.A.

Thermax's decorative marine interior joiner panels are not only non-combustible and non-toxic, but also meet the stringent requirements of agencies such as the

U.S. Coast Guard, Lloyd's, ABS, Bureau Veritas and

DNV. In compliance with the non-combustible require- ments of S0LAS/1M0 Resolutions, Thermax's prod- ucts also adhere to Transport Canada, EU, MED and other regulatory bodies.

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