The members and guests of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers were welcomed aboard the S/S Princess Louise for their recent meeting. Bob Apple, chairman of the Section, opened the meeting and introduced the head table.
A recent meeting of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects, held aboard the Princess Louise I, heard a paper entitled, "Fiber Optics for Shipboard Applications," by Donald Chambers, senior project engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company in Anaheim, Calif.
The apparent ease with which Dr. Arthur R. Anderson presented his paper to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers added a distinct note of authority to it. He gave the appearance of speaking extemporaneously,
There's hardly a marine application — onboard or ashore — where seawater pumps are not considered critical to a vessel's operation or purpose. The ability to pump seawater aboard most vessels represents only a part of their liquid pumping requirements;
Throughout the world, shipping companies are converting to less powerful but more efficient propulsion, switching to diesels, or striving to get a better handle on fuel consumption in both diesel engines and steam turbines. A New O r l e a n s - b a s e d technology company,
Wooster Products Inc., Wooster, Ohio, manufacturer of anti—slip safety products for ships' ladders, decks, ramps, showers, galleys, gangways, passageways, etc., is offering a complete package of literature on all of the non-slip safety products marketed by the company for marine use.
A new four-page brochure on the efficient combustion of marine fuels is being offered by Todd Marine Systems, a company that brings to the marine world the amalgamation of combustion technologies from the United States and Europe through the recent merging of Todd Combustion, Inc.
Epoxo, a non-slip safety coating that helps prevent hazardous slips and falls on offshore rigs and aboard ship is now available from American Abrasive Metals Company. Designed for a highprofile, h e a v y - d u t y t r a c t i o n, Epoxo was originally
Alan C. McClure Associates, Inc. of Houston, naval architects and engineers, specializing in consultation work for a range of offshore and marine transportation related activities, has announced that Fred E. Shumaker has joined the firm as vice president.
The majority of steam-driven ships now in service were built in an era of low fuel oil prices, with their steam plants designed at or near maximum performance ratings. In those bygone days, operating a ship at lower horsepower was not a practical consideration.