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imagesCOMPACT GENSET MUFFLER PRESERVES SERENITY ONBOARD

Equipment noise can quickly spoil the ambiance of even the most luxurious craft. Such problems are a thing of the past for lovely 130′ Lady Kath, according to her captain, Bill Hipple. A new Marine Exhaust Systems G-19 water drop generator muffler significantly reduced genset exhaust noise, creating more peaceful days and nights for all onboard.

After the installation, Lady Kath’s 65 kW naturally aspirated Northern Lights generator exhaust was only 74 dBA. This allows normal tone conversation. The G-19 water drop muffler accommodates gensets rated from 30-85 kW; 105 kW units are available on request.
Luxury afloat as personified by the 130-foot Lady Kath.

Luxury afloat as personified by the 130-foot Lady Kath.

This muffler’s powerful sound-dampening capability belies its compact, low profile, one-piece design. It blends well into any engine room setup, whether on the hull side or the bulkhead, and accepts a wide variety of exhaust system configurations. With half the number of hoses and clamps of a conventional two-piece water separation arrangement muffler, the streamlined Marine Exhaust Systems unit reduces engine room clutter.

“Marine Exhaust Systems’ water drop generator muffler is far superior to our boat’s

Northern Lights' M1064T2 65 kW genset.

Northern Lights’ M1064T2 65 kW genset.

original equipment,” said Capt. Hipple. “The sound level is now extremely pleasant, compared to what had been unbearable equipment that came with the boat. The fact that everything is contained in one unit makes it simple to install. It’s also attractively priced,” he said.

A noticeable, and welcome, drop in noise level, was achieved aboard Lady Kath once the Marine Exhaust Systems G-19 was installed.

A noticeable, and welcome, drop in noise level, was achieved aboard Lady Kath once the Marine Exhaust Systems G-19 was installed.

Some standard water lift mufflers can be noisy, as both exhaust gas and exhaust water exit above the waterline. The Marine Exhaust Systems water drop version combines a water/gas separator and muffler in one streamlined piece. It’s a much quieter configuration, where water exhausts below the waterline and only a small above-the-waterline gas exhaust outlet is needed.

Made of a fire-retardant resin, the muffler features 316L stainless steel, crush-resistant rings at all hose connections. A bottom flange facilitates easy installation. Marine Exhaust Systems will tailor the position of the muffler’s inlet/outlet locations to meet any application. The unit comes with a standard white fiberglass finish, and show-quality finishes are available on request.

A top choice of boatbuilders and engine manufacturers, Marine Exhaust Systems meets the needs of the commercial, military and leisure yachting industries around the world. The company is dedicated to providing its customers innovative technology with reliable and efficient service and support.

            For more information, contact Marine Exhaust Systems Inc., 3640 Fiscal Ct., Riviera Beach, FL 33404. 561-848-1238; Fax 561-848-1298. info@marine-exhaust.comwww.marine-exhaust.com

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Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Equipment

 

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Northern Lights Introduces EPA Tier 3 Compliant Genset

By Capt. Ken Kreisler

I am constantly on the lookout for companies and products that understand how important it is that our boating community has the proper equipment in terms of helping and protecting the very environment we hold so dear. With that said, Northern Lights introduces the new M944T3 EPA Tier 3 generator (40kW @ 1800 RPM).

The new genset brings full US EPA Tier 3 compliance at 1,400 fewer pounds and over 50% less overall volume than a similarly equipped model of the previous generation. Ideal for any application requiring 40 kilowatts of clean, customized power, the power density of the M944T3 will be especially attractive to vessels needing heavy-duty power in a compact package.

If you haven’t been up on all the regulations that have been passed and will be coming up in the near future, I found a few paragraphs on the topic at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/marine.htm and will be doing  a more comprehensive study in a forthcoming GREEN DOCK posting on this site.

With Steve's remarkable graphics adorning the exterior of the Northern Light sound box, your high-tech engine room just got a bit more special.

With Steve’s remarkable graphics adorning the exterior of the Northern Light sound box, your high-tech engine room just got a bit more special.

As you can see, the sound enclosure on the M944T3 features a specially commissioned graphic from internationally renowned marine artist Steve Goione. Steve is an industry friend of mine, a very talented artist, and one who realizes how important it is to care about the environment.

Steve is not only a talented artist but care deeply about everything that goes on in, on, around, and under the water. To see more of his work, visit www.stevegoione.com

Steve is not only a talented artist but cares deeply about everything that goes on in, on, around, and under the water. To see more of his work, visit http://www.stevegoione.com

“The M944T3 represents the state of the art in power generation,” said Northern Lights Vice President of Sales and Marketing Colin Puckett. “Our engineering team has created a truly remarkable machine and we are thrilled to partner with Steve Goione to show how we can add both aesthetic and technical flair to a vessel,” he added.

Like all Northern Lights products, the M944T3 is based on world-class components – including industrial engine blocks and generators with auxiliary windings for clean power production. The turbo charged engine achieves high torque and smooth operation with direct fuel injection. This technology optimizes engine efficiency, resulting in low exhaust emissions and superior fuel economy. This new model can be completely customized with numerous options and accessories to perfectly power any suitable application.

For more information about the new M944T3 genset and other Northern Lights marine power generation solutions, visit the company Website at www.northern-lights.com.

ABOUT NORTHERN LIGHTS: Founded in 1958, Northern Lights is the leading manufacturer of the world’s finest marine power generation, propulsion, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Northern Lights is the only manufacturer to offer fully customized and integrated systems of all these critical marine components. The company’s products are distributed through a global sales and service network of over 350 dealers in more than 40 countries.

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Equipment

 

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