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COVER FEATURE: Bibby Coupling Refurbishment at Twiflex
When one of six terminal operators at the massive Bacton Gas Terminal, located on the North Sea coast of the United Kingdom needed one of their couplings refurbished, they approached the Bibby Team.
Bibby 42-Year-Old Grid Coupling for a Steam Yacht Gondola
In 1980, Great Britain’s National Trust recommissioned Gondola, an 1859 steam-powered vessel for 86 passengers styled after a Venetian gondola, on Coniston Water in Cumbria, England. To bring the boat back to life, a Bibby Resilient Series grid coupling was installed between the steam engine crankshaft and the propeller shaft.
Wichita Clutch HBS Brake for River Current Turbine
A marine renewable energy technology company, needed a heavy-duty brake for the latest version of its river power generation system. A spring-set, oil-immersed HBS brake in a fully enclosed water tight supporting structure was selected for this challenging renewable energy application.
Twiflex VKSD-FL Spring Applied Brakes for Vessel Towing Winches
Twiflex Ltd. recently supplied brakes to a major offshore winch manufacturer based in the Netherlands for use on ship-to-ship mooring winches. Twiflex VKSD-FL (floating) spring-applied, hydraulically-released brakes were supplied, each rated at 119 KN braking force for a 2mm pad air gap.