February 2016 - Kemplon Engineering

Britain to Deploy Ships to NATO Standing Naval Forces

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^LONDON- MAY 8: The UKs largest warship, HMS OCEAN, docked on the river thames at royal greenwich, for an anti-terror exercise ahead of the Olympic games, London, May 8, 2012.
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Five warships including a destroyer, the frigate Iron Duke and three minesweepers will be deployed to NATO Naval Groups in the North Atlantic, North Sea, the Baltic and the Mediterranean as the nation’s first naval contribution in six years. The British government announced this as a part of a counterbalance to a growing Russian presence.

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Weld Defects – Causes, Consequences, & Prevention

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^Alexander L. Kielland Semi-Submersible Drilling Rig
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Bad Welds Invite Tragedies

March 27, 1980. Alexander L. Kielland Semi-Submersible Drilling Rig at the Ekofisk Oil Field, Norwegian sector of the North Sea. A howling 40-knot wind was driving rain onto the rig that had just been winched away.

Over 200 of the 212 men aboard were off duty in the accommodation segment of the rig. Many were relaxing in the cinema and the mess hall. Just before 6:30 pm the crew felt a ‘sharp clap’. A little later they sensed ‘some kind of trembling’.

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Reversible Fuel Cell-based Energy Storage Delivered by Boeing to US Navy

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^Image Courtesy of MarEx at Maritime-executive.com
Photo credit: Boeing

Boeing is well-known for its successful innovation and technology advancement. And here comes another breakthrough.

Boeing has finally delivered the fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. after its 16 months of development. They will conduct a test to the cell to identify its ability to support the energy needed by the commercial customers and military.

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The Sound of True Welding: Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducer (EMAT) “A Novel Method for Non Destructive Testing (NDT) of Welds”

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^ The Collapsed Seongsu Bridge in 1994
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Detection is Better than Rework & Scrapping

They say, prevention is better than cure. We all know that. But, as is usually the case, wisdom is easy to listen than to follow. The world of manufacturing and, particularly, welding is no exception. Recounts of a few catastrophes will illustrate the point.

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New YachtChat App Aims to Connect Yachties with Yachties

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^Yacht Relief Crew Mobile Application
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Now there’s an easy way that connects crew to services and entertainment at ports anywhere in the world.

YachtChat is an app founded by Tony Stout, who is based in Monaco, to help crews across the globe to the next level. He worked on yacht for seven years and he decided to mix his knowledge in that industry with his latest technology background. He was once doing sales and marketing for Yahoo.co.uk and Google but was tired of working with computers, so he went back to NZ and came out to yachting.

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CNC Laser Cutting Meeting by SNAME & Kemplon Engineering

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CNC Laser Cutting

Learn more about the future of CNC laser cutting from the experts! Colette O’ Hanlon, co-founder of Kemplon Engineering, will do a presentation about CNC Laser Cutting’s past, present and future works. SNAME, the International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals, along with Kemplon Engineering, will also host a live laser cutting.

CNC Laser cutter

SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 6,000 individuals throughout the world.

A little bit about our host: Colette O’ Hanlon co-founded Kemplon in 2005. Originally from the United Kingdom and now a U.S. Citizen, Collete worked as a Chief Stewardess on-board Private Yachts prior to starting her company. She ran interior departments on several large yachts for many high profile guests in Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean. She spent a total of eight years at sea before coming shore to build Kemplon into the reputable business that it is today.

Kemplon prides itself of delivering high quality products and services, hard work and dedication to their customers. Its Marine Engineering Department provides engineering and custom metal fabrication with specialization in refit and repair for customers from the commercial maritime industries. Their Industrial Engineering Department, on the other hand, boasts of a technical workforce that offers support to larger organizations as a subcontractor.

Again, the SNAME Southeast Section and Kemplon Engineering are inviting you to a discussion on CNC Laser Cutting (Past, Present and Future) plus a live laser cutting on Wednesday, February 24 from 6 to 9pm. The location of the meeting is at:

Kemplon Engineering
220 S.W. 27th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

 The cost for the event is as follows:

SNAME Members: $15
SNAME Students: $10
Non-Members and Guests: $20

SNAME members, students, and other interested parties do not need to bring anything on this meeting. Your presence and participation alone are very much appreciated.

Walk-in options are available. Please RSVP to Julie Valenzuela at julie@kemplon.com. You may also contact her for your questions at (954) 610-9128.

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See you there!

Networking In The World Of Marine Industry

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^Hand Holding Business Diagram
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One of the most essential parts of staying in the marine industry is to continue to build and grow real connections of businesses, vendors, friends and people around the world. However, the public has limited appreciation of its importance when it comes to social and economic development, as well as, great career opportunities.

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