The recent meeting of The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y., Inc. heard a paper titled "Steam Propulsion Plant Optimization for Slower Steaming" presented by Chester W. Scott Jr., senior thermal systems engineer at General Electric's Marine Turbine & Gear Department in Lynn,
Edward J. Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., recently announced five executive appointments which became effective on January 1. The appointments were: William P. Fricks, formerly vice president,
The shipbuilding and repair industry faces many challenges given the mission- critical complexities of maritime projects, as well as some misperceptions. The industry faces a challenge: how to find more efficient ways to build new ships as well as to repair and upgrade aging ships.
The promotion, effective March 1, of Robert S. Newcomb to treasurer of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipbuilding operations was announced by Robert C. Wilkins, corporate treasurer. Mr. Newcomb is currently credit manager of shipbuilding operations, with offices in New York City.
Frank W. McBee Jr., chairman and president of Tracor, Inc., has announced the election of Walter A. Clements as group vice president of Tracor Components. Mr. Clements, also president of Littelfuse, Inc., a Tracor subsidiary in Des Plaines, 111.
The retirement of Sydney Swan, vice president in charge of operations, was announced by Robert T. Young, chairman and president of the American Bureau of Shipping, effective December 31, 1973. His duties will be assumed by William N. Johnston, assistant to chairman.
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
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.
The tremendous increase in drilling and production platforms around the world has caused the petroleum industry to place new emphasis on protecting lives and equipment from the hazards of fire. This need has caused equipment manufacturers to search
During the past 15 to 20 years, the s h i p b u i l d i n g industry has placed increasing demands upon the manufacturers of main steam propulsion machinery to produce equipment of increasing reliability and efficiency. During this time period,