Logan CH 1050 series clutches proved to be just what was needed when New York-based Reinauer added fast and maneuverable articulated tug and barge units to its fleet.
Reinauer Transportation Companies, based in Staten Island, New York, is a leader in the US maritime petroleum and chemical transportation business. Established in 1923 by Bert Reinauer, the company successfully weathered the Depression and the war years, and has continued that trend through the past several decades.
In the 1990s, Reinauer demonstrated that it could adapt to the stringent regulatory changes imposed by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, completely revamping its fleet by moving forward with innovative double-hulled vessel designs. These innovations manifested themselves in the form of articulated tug and barge (ATB) units, of which there are now a total of 17 in the Reinauer fleet.
The most recent series of ATBs added to the Reinauer fleet were delivered by Senesco Marine, of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. There
Founded in 1889, Seattle-based Foss Mari-time offers a complete range of maritime ser-vices and project management to customers across the Pacific Rim, Europe, South Ameri-ca and around the globe. With one of the largest fleets of tugs and barges on the Ameri-can West Coast, Foss operates two shipyards and offers worldwide marine transportation, emphasizing safety, environmental responsi-bility and high-quality service.
Logan Clutch is proud to have been involved with the conversion of the Dolphin Class tug Campbell Foss into the Worlds second Hybrid Tug. The Campbell Foss was built in 2005 in Rain-er WA in the Foss Yard and was originally a conventional tug powered with two 2540hp Caterpillar 3512C engines coupled to Rolls-Royce US205 fixed pitch azimuth thrusters.
The conversion involved adding a new Logan LCT Bell Housing clutch on to the 21 flywheel output of the 3512s with an integrated Centa torsional coupling. The flange output of the clutch was connected by a shaft to the motor