Technical Presentations

  • Technical Presentations and their schedule are subject to change.

    • exhibitor - Mari-Tech 2018 Organizing Committee
      Mari-Tech 2018 Organizing Committee The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) is an entirely volunteer run, national, non profit organization. Numerous dedicated professionals make tremendous efforts to organize the National Council, local branch meetings, and professional events such as Mari-Tech 2018, all for the benefit of the institute’s membership, the Marine and Marine Engineering community at large. The Vancouver Island Branch (VIB) has been active in hosting technical conferences in addition to twice before hosting MariTech

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    • exhibitor - 24 - UV Light: A New Kind of Biofouling Control
      24 – UV Light: A New Kind of Biofouling Control There is growing demand for observing systems with the ability to monitor changes in the world’s oceans. Many of the systems currently used for this purpose are in the form of long term in situ deployments of instruments outfitted with sensors. It is widely understood that a major limiting factor in deploying these sensors for ocean monitoring purposes is biofouling, defined as the unwanted and oftentimes rapid accumulation of marine growth on submerged equipment. In light of these limitations, much effort has been spent over the years in an attempt to address the challenges of biofouling,

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    • exhibitor - 23 - Greening the Blue Revolution; Opportunities for advanced marine engineering to create sustainable shellfish aquaculture systems.
      23 – Greening the Blue Revolution; Opportunities for advanced marine engineering to create sustainable shellfish aquaculture systems. The development of the Aquaculture will be required to meet the seafood demands of an earth destined for 10 billion people?  Currently more than 85% of global fish stocks fully or over exploited. To meet increased demand; the world will require another 80 MMT of seafood or another global ocean by 2030. Aquaculture now represents 50% of all seafood consumed and must double in what is termed the blue revolution.  At Vancouver Island University we are interested in how this demand will be met sustainably and how this might create opportunities for coastal BC.  Shellfish aquaculture has histori

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    • 01 - Canadian Coast Guard : The “Zalinski” Operation

      USAT Brig. Gen. M.G. Zalinski

      01 – Canadian Coast Guard : The “Zalinski” Operation Almost seven decades after a U.S. military transport ship sank to the ocean floor off the north coast of British Columbia, the Canadian Coast Guard removed bunker oil and other potentially hazardous materials from the Second World War-era vessel. The rotting hull of the Brigadier General M.G. Zalinski lies 100 kilometres south of Prince Rupert, B.C. The Zalinski was transporting ammunition and equipment to Alaska at the outset of the Cold War. The location of the wreck was consigned to history. It lies under 34 metres of water, on the edge of a cliff in the Grenville Channel, a narrow and

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    • exhibitor - 02 - The Oregon Wave Energy Trust
      02 – The Oregon Wave Energy Trust The State of Oregon has worked hard to establish itself as a North American leader in wave energy development. Thanks to its abundant wave resource and world-class research institutions, such as the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), companies from around the world are considering Oregon as the place to deploy their technologies. With the manufacturing capabilities of companies such as Oregon Iron Works and Vigor Industrial, technology developers can leverage the experience of an expert supply chain to build, transport, deploy and service their devices. As the industry

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    • exhibitor - 03 - LNG as a marine propulsion fuel in North America: a focus on LNG piping products
      03 – LNG as a marine propulsion fuel in North America: a focus on LNG piping products The purpose of this presentation is to introduce valve and piping technology for Liquefied Natural Gas operation in the maritime industry. The discussion will explore the different valve and piping options that are currently in use in maritime LNG applications, including the technical and regulatory foundation of this alternative fuel.

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    • exhibitor - 04 - Marine Renewables Canada : Tidal energy in BC
      04 – Marine Renewables Canada : Tidal energy in BC One of the goals of Marine Renewables Canada is to engage the supply chain required to move this new industry forward to reality in Canada and in the rest of the world.  The purpose of the presentation will likely be to educate the audience on what skills and services are needed for the marine renewable energy industry, what project opportunities are emerging and how the supply chain can specifically contribute and benefit (we will of course be advertising ICOE 2014 as well).  Refer to the supply chain section starting on page 53 of Canada State of MRE attached as well as the Marine Renewable

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    • exhibitor - 05 - The HydroKite: Trading steel for software in the quest for cost-competitive renewable energy
      05 – The HydroKite: Trading steel for software in the quest for cost-competitive renewable energy Society has seen great advancement in quality of life since the industrial revolution, where we learned how to harness fossil fuels to do useful work. Unfortunately, the long-term and increasing combustion of fossil fuels has caused a myriad of environmental problems, the most urgent being global climate change. In order to maintain our quality of life, new forms of renewable power generation must be developed. HydroRun Technologies, a Vancouver company, has developed a new marine energy technology that produces firm, base load electricity from rivers, without damming or diverting the flow:

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    • exhibitor - 16 - Adaptive learning for vessel and equipment specific training
      16 – Adaptive learning for vessel and equipment specific training It is difficult and expensive to do vessel- and equipment-specific training well - which is probably why it is under specified, and in many cases poorly implemented via job shadowing. This is a problem because our vessels and the equipment they contain are becoming more complex every day, creating the need for advances in training to ensure safe and efficient operations. A solution is needed to efficiently deliver vessel-specific training and type-specific equipment training. An eLearning technology called "adaptive learning" may offer a solution. Although new to the maritime industry, it h

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    • 07 - Leveraging engineering information

      ShipConstructor

      07 – Leveraging engineering information Data created during the engineering of a vessel can be leveraged elsewhere in the shipbuilding process but varying representations of the data are required for different software applications and business processes. Unfortunately, overcoming that challenge is usually costly and cumbersome. Therefore, to streamline the process by which data is re-used, an automated method of integration must be found that is non-disruptive and consistent, yet flexible. Through a product called EnterprisePlatform, SSI has solved the integration challenge and this paper presents sev

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    • exhibitor - 08 - Hybrid and full electrical ferries
      08 – Hybrid and full electrical ferries The focus of this presentation is on advances in hybrid and full electric propulsion for passenger ferries. Corvus works with several of the largest integrators of hybrid and full electric marine propulsion systems on a variety of vessels. Siemens, ABB, Wartsila, Norwegian Electric, and many others use Corvus battery technology. Corvus is powering the world's largest hybrid vessel - a passenger ferry in Denmark that has achieved substantial fuel savings compared with conventional ferries.

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    • exhibitor - 09 - Development of an integrated design and analysis platform for hybrid-electric ship propulsion
      09 – Development of an integrated design and analysis platform for hybrid-electric ship propulsion Hybrid-electric technology is rapidly evolving in the ship building industry for its advantages in reduced energy consumption and lower operating costs, most notably for ocean service vessels and ferry applications. The advantages from electric drive propulsion have sparked significant research in ship electrification which is now trending towards the use of onboard electrical energy storage systems for full electric operation. Hybrid-electric power systems require more complex energy management systems than with traditional diesel propulsion; consequently, the benefits of hybrid-electric

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    • exhibitor - 10 - West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI): Using wave power in BC
      10 – West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI): Using wave power in BC The West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI), situated at the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria, is a federally funded research program mandated to quantitatively determine the feasibility, impacts and opportunity costs of wave energy power generation on the west coast of Canada. Through collaboration with local service providers and numerous international wave energy conversion (WEC) technology developers, WCWI is spearheading industry leading investigations into the characterization of the near shore wave energy resource off the wes

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    • exhibitor - 11 - Accumulated Ocean Energy: Compressed air systems powered by waves
      11 – Accumulated Ocean Energy: Compressed air systems powered by waves AOE Accumulated Ocean Energy Incorporated is engaged in the development of patented technology to capture the immense power of ocean swells and waves and transpose this energy into usable “Green Energy”. AOE buoys compress air in stages, with the end product of highly compressed air being piped to storage reservoirs until needed: this environmentally benign high energy air is later used to power systems for electricity, hydrogen gas, potable water, aquaculture and oxygenation. Our environmentally focused team will take this innovative technology to market and make our Planet a better place

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    • exhibitor - 12 - International underwater robotic logging
      12 – International underwater robotic logging When hydroelectric reservoirs are formed the area to be flooded is not always logged prior to flooding. Triton Logging is the premier mechanized underwater tree harvesting and processing company for such reservoirs. Triton has designed, built and operated two patented types of underwater harvesting systems. Our Sawfish™ is a submersible ROV (remotely operated vehicle) and our SHARC™ is a barge mounted system designed for shallow water (<100 ft depth). The SHARC™ barge is a self-propelled, dynamically positioned barge that I believe has applications outside the timber harvesting business.

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    • exhibitor - 13 - Simulation of Naval Platform Dynamics
      13 – Simulation of Naval Platform Dynamics Ships, submarines, small boats, and other naval platforms experience motions due to maneuvering and ocean waves.  These motions are of great interest to navies due to their influence on human safety, equipment safety, and ability to perform naval missions. This presentation gives an overview of simulation of naval platform motions for platforms operating individually and as part of complex systems.  For a naval platform operating on its own, motions are predominantly influenced by hydrodynamic forces.  Potential flow methods, which neglect viscous flow effects, give reliable and accurate pr

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    • exhibitor - 14 - Ship seakeeping in freezing seas
      14 – Ship seakeeping in freezing seas 14 - Ship seakeeping in freezing seas: Maritime State Technical University Co-authors of research: Prof. Sergey Ogay and Prof. Victor Kulesh. The solving of the ice navigation problems depends not only on the safe operation of ships, but on the safety of harbors operation in the ice conditions. These tasks are important and decreases the number of acting icebreakers. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (Register) introduced in 2012 the researches of ships ice–going properties and certification of ship’s ice suitability, assigning of the Ice Navigation Certif

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    • exhibitor - 15 - Getting There:  Adopting LNG propulsion for BC Ferries new intermediate class ferries
      15 – Getting There: Adopting LNG propulsion for BC Ferries new intermediate class ferries British Columbia Ferries Services Inc. (BC Ferries) is contracting for three 145 car Intermediate Class Ferries to operate on coastal routes in the Strait of Georgia and the southern Gulf Islands.   These will be the first of a series of standardized intermediate class ferries that will be powered with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) using Dual Fuel (Natural Gas/Diesel) DF engine technology. This presentation outlines the decision process for the adoption of LNG technology into this program, including the technical requirements, business case, and the regulatory issues.   The results of various

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    • exhibitor - 06 - Seafloor geotechnical drilling
      06 – Seafloor geotechnical drilling Seafloor drilling systems have been developed over the last ten years to provide a cost effective solution for deep water geotechnical survey and mineral exploration applications. This presentation will start with a brief introduction to geotechnical drilling including typical mission objectives, tools and concepts.  The development of seafloor drill systems will be reviewed using case studies and examples from offshore campaigns to highlight the challenges and solutions developed by this nascent industry.  The cost and safety advantages of seafloor drills compared to surface drilling vessels

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    • exhibitor - 17 - The Development of a docking strategy for recovering unmanned underwater vehicle from a submarine through virtual prototyping.
      17 – The Development of a docking strategy for recovering unmanned underwater vehicle from a submarine through virtual prototyping. Docking an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) with a submarine in littoral waters presents particular difficulties due to the presence of waves. These waves cause relative motion between the two vehicles and neither has the dexterity required to compensate for it. Through funds provided by Defense Research and Development Canada's (DRDC) Technology Investment Fund (TIF), a group of experts from various fields such as acoustic, electromagnetic (EM) and optical sensing, control systems, hydrodynamics, computer simulation, virtual prototyping and a group of university graduate students were brough

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    • exhibitor - 18 - Challenges of deploying tidal and river turbines
      18 – Challenges of deploying tidal and river turbines In recent years, considerable advances have been made in developing technologies to generate energy from tidal current and river currents. However, many tidal and river current energy technologies are still in the concept and prototype development stages. Canada, with a tremendous potential for marine energy, has an opportunity to maximize the advantages of these technologies to displace fossil fuel generated power with renewable energy, and potentially reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) effects substantially. Clean Current Power Systems Inc. is a Canadian company based in Vancouver BC. Ove

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    • exhibitor - 19 - Tools and concepts for quantifying turbulence in tidal channels
      19 – Tools and concepts for quantifying turbulence in tidal channels Turbulence in the water column represents an engineering unknown affecting the design and operation of in-stream tidal energy converters. Acoustic measurement methods can be used to quantify mean flow speeds and their variations, but these measurements often cannot resolve the higher frequencies of velocity variations, which cause vibrations and fatigue on the turbines. For several decades, research oceanographers have used non-acoustic sensors to measure turbulent velocity fluctuations in open-ocean conditions. These so-called shear probes are highly sensitive and detect velocity fluctuati

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    • exhibitor - 20 - National Marine Electronics Association digital communication standard
      20 – National Marine Electronics Association digital communication standard Mr. Steve Spitzer will cover the National Marine Electronics Association digital communication standard in terms of simplifying wiring aboard ships. NMEA is a 58 year old membership driven non-profit organization focusing on the electronic sector of the marine industry.  NMEA creates and maintains all of the interface communication protocols for the industry.  All electronics will have the NMEA protocols embedded within their respective products so disparate devices on vessels have the ability to communicate with each other seamlessly. The NMEA has two globally

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    • exhibitor - 21 - Engineering design of floating tidal turbine
      21 – Engineering design of floating tidal turbine Mavi Innovations Inc is developing a floating turbine capable of converting the kinetic energy in tidal and river currents into electricity. Engineering principles used for shipbuilding, offshore structures, aircraft structures, and wind turbines serve as a foundation for the design of the turbine and floating platform. Significant gaps in industry knowledge remain, however, related to design, deployment, and operation of rotating machinery in strong currents, turbulent waters, corrosive environments, and stormy seas. Research and development is therefore required at every step of the design p

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    • exhibitor - 22 - Propulsion Analysis with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
      22 – Propulsion Analysis with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has become a powerful tool for evaluating the performance of tugboats and other workboats early in the design process at Robert Allan Ltd. Advances in desktop processing power over recent years have made it practical to undertake advanced studies of propeller and propulsion systems using CFD as an alternative to costly and time-consuming scale model testing in cavitation tunnels or towing tanks. In his presentation, Bart discusses how CFD methodologies can be applied to propellers and gives examples of where CFD has been applied to solve practical problems in

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